Health & Safety

PUBLIC NOTICE OF THE YEAR 2015

Posted June 3, 2016 by emmauribe

ARMY HELIPORT AT BARSTOW-DAGGETT WATER QUALITY REPORT Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated by our base operations contractor, High Desert Support Services, compliance responsibilities still reside with the U.S. Army. Fort Irwin has recently completed the Year 2015 Water Quality Report for Army Heliport at Barstow-Daggett (AHAB). High Desert Support Services routinely monitors (on behalf…

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Sleep issues bedeviling Soldiers’ health

Posted October 13, 2015 by By David Vergun

WASHINGTON (Sept. 10) – “I didn’t realize that all this time I’ve been in a formation of drunks,” the noncommissioned officer, or NCO, told Lt. Col. Kate E. Van Arman. The NCO was referring to a quote Van Arman repeated to him from her top boss, Surgeon General of the Army Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho:…

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The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted December 30, 2016 by Yolanda R. Arrington

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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Reward exceptional patient care by filling out five-minute survey

Posted August 7, 2015 by Story and photo by Michael Beaton, Public Affairs

Have you received an Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey in the mail about your visit and care at Weed Army Community Hospital facilities here? Filling out the APLSS is your opportunity to provide WACH leadership with anonymous feedback, which is taken very seriously at all levels. The APLSS is fielded by the Office of the…

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‘Truckmasters’ support Danger Focus

Posted June 3, 2016 by by Sgt. Takita Lawery

Soldiers assigned to the 24th Composite Truck Company, Heavy and 526th Quartermaster Composite Supply Company, 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, conducted daily logistics package missions from May 1 through May 17 at Fort Riley. The purpose was to resupply the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team’s Danger Focus training exercise. Danger…

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New law requires TRICARE beneficiaries to refill some drugs through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or pay full cost.

Posted October 13, 2015 by

Starting Oct.1, a new law requires that all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty servicemembers, get select brand name maintenance drugs through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy. Beneficiaries who keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs will have to pay the full cost. The TRICARE pharmacy contractor, Express Scripts, will…

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Army implements new fitness standards for recruits and MOS transfers

Posted January 6, 2017 by David Vergun

On Jan. 3, the Army began administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test, or OPAT, to all recruits to assess their fitness for military occupational specialties.

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Texting, speeding, high beams – a reminder for all drivers

Posted May 1, 2015 by Article and photo by Leslie Ozawa

California Highway Patrol public information officer Ryan Camara was interviewed by the installation’s Public Affairs Office. His comments are supplemented with related highway safety information from the AAA Foundation and CHP public Web sites. Officer Camara has been with the CHP for two-and-a-half years as a patrol officer and the public information officer for the…

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Garrison Safety Newsletter

Posted June 29, 2016 by

As downward trends go, the Army’s sustained decline in fatal mishaps in sedans and other four-wheeled private motor vehicles is a good news story for leaders and Soldiers at every level. It hasn’t always been this way — PMV accidents have historically been the Army’s No. 1 killer of Soldiers, and while they still comprise…

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Thinking about urgent care? The Nurse Advice Line can help

Posted September 4, 2015 by

When an urgent health problem arises, it is hard to know whether you should try to tough it out or seek medical care. Luckily, TRICARE beneficiaries can call the Nurse Advice Line to get advice on their health care questions. Not all health problems require a visit with a medical specialist, but a registered nurse…

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