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Culture of safety

Posted April 3, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

Leslie Ozawa United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue addresses Soldiers of the 2916th Aviation Battalion during a safety award presentation ceremony here, March 3. United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue presented the 2916th Aviation Battalion and its three helicopter companies the FORSCOM Commander’s…

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Know your part, do your part, be an active bystander

Posted April 3, 2015 by Maj. Robyn Boehringer,

April is recognized by the Department of Defense as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The campaign offers a unique opportunity to build on the existing momentum within our community to eliminate this crime and ensure all serving in the Army and affiliated with the Army are treated with dignity and respect. The DoD theme…

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Why Denim Day?

Posted April 3, 2015 by Maj. Robyn Boehringer,

On April 8 at 9 a.m., residents of Fort Irwin will walk through the community in support of the Third Annual Fort Irwin Denim Day. Many have asked about the meaning behind Denim Day. The history of Denim Day begins with a story and unfortunately this was a true story. In Rome in 1997, an…

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Focused on eliminating sexual assault

Posted April 3, 2015 by SHARP and PAO

The Department of the Army selected Fort Irwin’s deputy manager of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program here as the recipient of a prestigious honor.

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Five things that prevent a good night’s sleep

Posted January 9, 2015 by Michael Haenelt,

Tossing and turning, trying to fall asleep is a familiar feeling for many. Get on the path to sleeping well by identifying the following five things that prevent good sleep and mitigating those factors. An uncomfortable or noisy environment: An area of the brain called the thalamus, blocks the flow of information from our senses…

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Maintain healthy weight, improve attitude, perform at your best

Posted November 7, 2014 by Capt. Tiffany Root,

Continuing with our Activity-Nutrition-Sleep educational series, this month I’m going to summarize some of the Performance Triad activity recommendations. Being physically active can help you: maintain a healthy weight; improve your attitude, behavior and mood; sleep better, and; perform at your best for your job, family and recreational interests. These guidelines are designed to help…

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These Soldiers keep you fit for duty

Posted October 3, 2014 by Jason Miller

After a grueling 19 days of intense professional instruction, 39 Fort Irwin Soldiers earned a new Army Skill Identifier as Master Fitness Trainers here, Sept. 4.

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Treat underlying cause of insomnia to resolve sleep problems

Posted October 3, 2014 by Maj. Robin Shelton,

The focus of the Army Performance Triad is on Sleep, Activity, and Nutrition – key actions that influence health in the “Lifespace” of time that isn’t spent with a healthcare provider. Insomnia can be torturous. It is one of the most common sleep disorders reported among Soldiers with sleep problems. According to research, 54 percent…

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Alert bicyclists, considerate drivers needed

Posted October 3, 2014 by NTC Safety

Photo from army.mil Helmets must be worn by all bicycle riders on Fort Irwin. In 2012, 726 cyclists were killed in accidents in the United States with California ranking second in the nation for the highest number of bicycle fatalities. A 2011 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study of bicycle accidents concluded that the highest…

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Choosing to be a survivor

Posted October 3, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Comedian Steve Verret interacts with the audience at a suicide awareness presentation here, Sept. 4. Evita De La Cruz shared a very compelling and emotional experience with the Fort Irwin community, Sept. 4 and 5. De La Cruz is the Army Gold Star widow of Sgt. James De La Cruz, who committed suicide…

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