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Spring is for the birds

Posted February 7, 2014 by Heidi Jo Erickson

Is mid-winter too early to start preparing for the upcoming bird nesting season?

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National American Indian Heritage celebration informs community about local history, culture

Posted December 6, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

Courtesy Photo Joseph Jimenez and Curtis Martin, singers for the Black Mountain Birdsingers, sang during the National Training Center and Fort Irwin National American Indian Heritage Month celebration, here, Nov. 13. Five members of the Black Mountain Birdsingers sang and danced traditional songs of the Mohave tribe, which is part of the Colorado River Indian…

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Celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month, Nov. 13

Posted November 1, 2013 by Sgt. 1st Class Darryl A. Avery

This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the signing of House Joint Resolution 577 (Public Law 101-343) that designated November 1990 as National American Indian Heritage Month. President George H.W. Bush approved the resolution on Aug. 3, 1990 and issued Proclamation 6230 on Nov. 14, 1990. Within that significant proclamation President Bush included the following…

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I can’t compare this country to others Experiences, travels lead to settling here, becoming Soldier

Posted November 1, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Editor’s note: Coming to America stories are unique to each person who has chosen to make a home in the United States. A National Training Center Soldier, with ties to Armenia and Iran, who came here in the past few years, shares his story below. Courtesy Photo Spc. B, with the 51st Translator Interpreter Company,…

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Distracted driving: Law enforcement is cracking down

Posted October 4, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

Courtesy of NHTSA Do you ever send text messages or e-mails when you are driving? Focus on driving when behind the wheel; the statistics on distracted driving are proof of its dangers Many of us do it. Talk on a cell phone, change a CD in the stereo, scold our kids, eat, or even send…

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‘Ready and Resilient’ Soldier Show rocks Fort Irwin

Posted July 5, 2013 by Joe Todd

Joe Todd Army Reserve Pfc. Janeen Phelps (left) of Las Vegas sings Aretha Franklin’s “Think” to get the attention of Pvt. Alberth Madrigal of Fort Drum, N.Y. The song “Treat Her Like a Lady,” by the Temptations, and Franklin’s “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” are also featured during the Soldier Show themed “Ready and Resilient.” Army Installation Management Command…

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What employers can do to break the gossip cycle

Posted May 3, 2013 by John Winkfield

While regulating gossip can be very difficult, there are some things that employers can do to minimize negative gossiping and rumor mongering in the workplace: Communicate regularly and consistently with employees. Regular communication minimizes the influence and need for gossip because everyone is “in-the-know.” A communication vacuum is a breeding ground for gossip. Discourage gossip…

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Happily coexisting with wildlife in the desert

Posted May 3, 2013 by Heidi Jo Erickson

Wildlife activity at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin is increasing as winter has transitioned into spring.

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Breaking the gossip cycle in the workplace

Posted April 5, 2013 by John Winkfield

Let’s say you’re not a gossiper. You simply listen to your coworkers, so as not be rude. But here’s the thing that most people don’t realize – as a listener, you are a co-narrator to the gossip. In other words, the act of active listening actually supports and promotes gossiping. The more you listen, the…

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Retired general promotes memorial for military women

Posted April 5, 2013 by Casey Slusser

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught spoke at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Women’s History Month celebration, March 6. Vaught detailed the contributions of women in the military and expounded on the importance of the Women in Military Service For America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. Vaught is the president of the…

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