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2012 Thanksgiving Message

Posted November 21, 2012 by Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice Commanding General and Command Major Sergeant U.S. Army Installation Management Command

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time of year when our thoughts naturally turn to home and family, reflecting on the past year and our good fortune. We also honor and appreciate military Families this month, and it seems only fitting to focus on what family means and the quality of time…

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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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SHARP Update

Posted September 6, 2012 by Public Affairs Office, NTC and Fort Irwin

The Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program reinforces the Army’s commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault through a comprehensive policy that centers on awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting, and accountability. Army policy promotes sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual assault and accountability…

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Federal income taxes and the Affordable Care Act

Posted April 4, 2014 by Jessaka Menzie-Kwakye

Many tax payers have asked how the new health care law, called the Affordable Care Act, will affect them when filing income tax returns. While the new law should have no affect for most tax payers when filing 2013 taxes, the new law may affect 2014 income tax filings. The individual shared responsibility provision of…

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Planning your financial future

Posted December 6, 2012 by Capt. Nate Mealy

When planning your finances, it is helpful to think in terms of five buckets of money that you will use for different purposes. Into the first bucket – living expenses – you are going to pour only that portion of your income which will cover your day-to-day living expenses, such as food, rent, clothing, gas,…

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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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September 11 fundamentally made the nation, U.S. Army stronger

Posted September 6, 2012 by Public Affairs Office, NTC and Fort Irwin

9/11 changed more than the skyline of New York City — the attacks changed a generation of Americans, the Army, and the world. That day’s destruction and devastation did not condemn the United States to a future filled with fear. No, this loss, as profound as it was, did not break the soul of the…

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After foot amputation, Soldier’s mission is to remain infantry

Posted April 4, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Photo by Serina Viers, MEDDAC Spc. Kevin Nguyen performs an Army Physical Fitness Test at Fort Irwin, March 12. Staff Sgt. Rafael Machuca (right) of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, administered the APFT. Sergeant 1st Class Robert Peredo, left, is Nguyen’s platoon sergeant. The right opportunity might not come around often, but when it…

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Start a chain reaction

Posted February 1, 2013 by Rachel’s Challenge Web site

Rachel’s Challenge program here Feb. 12 Each day 160,000 students do not go to school because they are bullied, teased and harassed. By turning the story of a tragic death at Columbine High School into a mission for change, Rachel’s Challenge is helping create safer learning environments and making a world-wide impact. Rachel’s Challenge is…

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Living within our means…

Posted April 12, 2012 by By Col. Kurt Pinkerton

Have you felt the $23.4 million budget shortage over the past seven months?  It has been our goal that necessary changes would have minimal impact on the community.  In February, I wrote an article that discussed the overall budget situation for fiscal year 12 and what it meant to Fort Irwin.  Since last summer we…

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