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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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Motorcycle mentors ensure safety for riders

Posted October 3, 2014 by Sgt. David Beckstrom,

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a Motorcycle Safety Ride, Aug. 1.

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Creating strong, violence-free families

Posted October 3, 2014 by Mary Chipman

Relationships should be safe, respectful, and positive. That simple message is the theme of this year’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month at Fort Irwin. The observance is sponsored by the Family Advocacy Program, whose tasks include preventing violence through educational programs and helping victims cope should domestic violence occur. Building strong, violence-free families is the goal…

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Taking care of personal, community health

Posted October 3, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers receives a flu shot from Pfc. Alfred Muthangya, a medic with United States Army Medical Department Activity, here, Sept. 29. Leadership of this installation and its units received flu vaccinations at the National Training Center headquarters, Sept. 29. The NTC and Fort…

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Safety glasses required in this area

Posted September 5, 2014 by By NTC Safety

Image from www.osha.gov   According to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics, more than 2,000 people suffer eye injuries at work each day. Approximately one out of every 10 eye-related injuries require one or more missed workdays. Eye injuries alone cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses,…

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Alcohol use and consent explained

Posted August 1, 2014 by NTC SHARP Program

What is consent? The Uniformed Code of Military Justice defines consent as words or overt acts indicating a freely given agreement to the sexual conduct at issue by a competent person. The Manual for Courts Martial, Article 120 clearly states that a person may be incapable of giving consent if they are mentally impaired or…

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Good nutrition improves quality of life, health

Posted August 1, 2014 by Capt. Megon Thurman

Nutrition is one of the three pillars of the Performance Triad. Optimal nutrition, together with sufficient sleep and regular activity, is essential to preventing health problems and healing both illnesses and injuries.

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