Health & Safety

Working safely together

Posted December 7, 2018 by

Stopping the Spread of Germs at Work Illnesses like the flu (influenza) and colds are caused by viruses. Flu and cold viruses spread from person to person by way of coughing, sneezing or simply talking. Droplets from an infected person get into the air and are inhaled by people nearby. Anyone within three feet can…

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Bobcat Patrol: Staying alert, aware, informed among wild animals at Fort Irwin

Posted December 7, 2018 by Liana M. Aker, Wildlife Biologist

The normally-elusive bobcat is making itself at home on Fort Irwin’s Garrison, where human activity provides many opportunities for easy living for this desert carnivore.  People establish irrigation systems, install grassy lawns, trees and shrubs and erect buildings and other structures to avoid the harsh, unforgiving environment of the Mojave Desert, one of the driest…

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Master Resiliency Training Skill of the Month: ATC (Activating Event, Thoughts and Consequences)

Posted December 7, 2018 by From the Fort Irwin MRT R2 Performance Center

Each month, the R2 Performance Center will present a Master Resilience Training (MRT) skill of the month. For the month of December, the skill is ATC. The skill of ATC helps build Self-Awareness, helping us become more aware of the thoughts, emotions and reactions we experience throughout the day. In fact, ATC is an acronym…

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Drunk, Drugged, Driving Prevention Month

Posted December 7, 2018 by

Started in 1981, 3D Month runs from Dec. 1-30 each year to deter individuals from driving while impaired.  The ability to operate a vehicle is impaired by effects of illegal drugs, prescription medication, over-the-counter medication, or a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08 grams per deciliter or higher.  If you’re home or traveling during the holidays, you…

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How to keep your pet sheltered, safe in winter

Posted November 2, 2018 by by Animal Control Facility

ets are happiest when they’re frequently taken outside for walks and exercise, but they’re also happy when they’re kept inside with the family. If your pet is kept outdoors, it is recommended he/she be protected by a dry, draft-free shelter elevated off the ground (or with a floor that protects them from damp/cold soil) that…

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Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Posted November 2, 2018 by NTC Safety Department

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) joins the California State Transportation Agency, Office of Traffic Safety and the National Sleep Foundation in a combined campaign to remind motorists to stay alert during Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, which begins on Sunday, November 4. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that each year 100,000 crashes are the…

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Take Command: TRICARE Open Season begins Nov. 12

Posted November 2, 2018 by by TRICARE.mil Staff

Do you want to make enrollment changes to your or to a family member’s TRICARE health plan for 2019? Your chance is around the corner during TRICARE Open Season. However, if you want to keep your current health plan, you don’t need do anything during TRICARE Open Season. Your current coverage will continue automatically as…

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Women and depression

Posted November 2, 2018 by by Military Health Systems Communications Office

Imagine having feelings of worthlessness or helplessness. Imagine being unable to sleep, feeling restless and irritable much of the time, or even hiding under the covers afraid to face the day. Many who suffer from depression may not be able to concentrate at work or perhaps even get to work. Those experiencing high- and low-functioning…

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Army researchers develop tasty, healthy performance bar

Posted October 5, 2018 by By Yolanda R. Arrington

NATICK, Mass. — Optimizing bone health and preventing musculoskeletal injuries in service members is a complex science. The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine consistently takes on that challenge. USARIEM is a U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command laboratory based in Natick, Massachusetts, the home of the Soldier Systems Center — the only…

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WACH nutrition care division getting out and active with Fort Irwin youth

Posted September 6, 2018 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Weed Army Community Hospital Nutrition Care Division continuously dedicate their time showing the children of Fort Irwin how to get out, get active and eat healthy to reduce the risk of childhood obesity. “You can adopt a healthy lifestyle at a young age by getting adequate sleep, regular physical activity and…

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