Health & Safety

The Great American SMOKEOUT is Nov. 19

Posted November 6, 2015 by

TIME TO QUIT? The Weed Army Community Hospital no-cost Smoking Cessation program Are you a smoker thinking of quitting? It’s your decision, but there are plenty of people who support it, including your family, co-workers and the staff of the Weed Army Community Hospital on Fort Irwin. Whether your plan is to go “cold turkey”…

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The weight of war: marching to win means keeping ahead of injury

Posted August 17, 2016 by Veronique Hauschild

In his ancient military treatise "The Art of War," Sun Tzu notes that if you put your army on a forced march at a certain speed, you will lose one-tenth to two-thirds of your troops along the way.

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Posted May 6, 2016 by By Kim Garcia

Motorcycle accidents continue to be a leading cause of accidental death in the United States Army. During fiscal 2014, 34 Soldiers were killed while riding their motorcycles, a figure that represents approximately 43 percent of all private motor vehicle fatalities occurring during the year. While leader engagement and enhanced training opportunities have advanced rider safety…

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Take Command: Changes to TRICARE disenrollment coming in 2018

Posted October 30, 2017 by

As part of the changes coming to TRICARE on Jan. 1, 2018, there will be new rules affecting disenrollment. Beginning in 2018, if you’re eligible for TRICARE and enrolled in a health plan, there are three ways you can be disenrolled: * If you no longer wish to continue TRICARE coverage, you can voluntarily disenroll. * If…

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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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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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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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Health concerns while traveling? Call the Nurse Advice Line wherever you are!

Posted November 6, 2015 by

The leaves are turning orange and red, and it’s time to store the flip-flops and tank tops, but that doesn’t mean travel season is over. Fall is here, and that means weekend trips and holidays for the military family. If you and your family have a medical problem while traveling this fall you can call…

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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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If a disaster strikes, are you prepared?

Posted November 6, 2015 by Submitted by Kim Garcia, Safety Office

Disaster can strike without warning, forcing you, your family, and animals to go for days without basic necessities or to evacuate your home. You need to be prepared! Relief workers will be on the scene following a disaster, but may not be able to reach you immediately. Knowing some simple tips can greatly reduce the…

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