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Aiming to reduce stigma of TBI

Posted March 10, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

National Brain Injury Awareness Month a time to get informed, get treatment In order for more individuals to seek treatment for traumatic brain injuries, the social stigma associated with that “invisible wound” must be reduced. That is the message Maj. Shirley Daniel, chief and program manager of the TBI/Concussive Injury Clinic at Weed Army Community…

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Water safety tips

Posted July 12, 2012 by Information provided by kidshealth.org

When the weather turns warm, everyone wants to be in or around the water. Hanging out at the pool or the beach on a hot day is a great way to beat the heat.

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Today is the great American Smokeout

Posted November 15, 2012 by Kimberly Beetle

In the months approaching 2013 we begin to contemplate the New Year and determine what we will choose as our resolution to better ourselves. Many Americans will pledge to lose weight, get a better job, and learn a new skill, yet how many will make the life changing decision to quit smoking? Great news! There’s…

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Motivational speaker, musician to highlight Suicide Prevention Month campaign events

Posted September 6, 2013 by Michael Duncan

  The NTC and Fort Irwin welcomes motivational speakers Glen Bloomstrom and Pete Huttlinger (also a musician) for keynote training events during Suicide Prevention Month at Freedom Fitness Center, Sept. 23 and 24. Daily presentation times will be: 9 – 10 a.m., 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., and 3 – 4 p.m….

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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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Suicide intervention training comes to Fort Irwin

Posted April 12, 2012 by By Caroline Keyser

Leaders at Fort Irwin got a chance to learn how to better serve those they lead last week. On April 2, 3, and 5, Walter Morales, chief of the Army’s suicide prevention program, and James Cartwright, designer of the Army’s ACE program, visited Fort Irwin to conduct ACE-SI training workshops. ACE, which…

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Enlisted man sheds more than 100 pounds, graduates basic training

Posted September 6, 2012 by By Martha Yoshida

David West II holds up an a pair jeans he used to wear before shedding more than 100 pounds to enlist in the Army. FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Sept. 4, 2012) — Pvt. David L. West II, of Plato, Mo., graduated One Station Unit Training, Aug. 31, with the 2nd Platoon, Company A, 31st Engineer…

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“No Excuse”

Posted February 1, 2013 by Sgt. 1st Class Darryl A. Avery

What is Sexual Assault? Sexual Assault is a crime. Army Regulation 600-20 Army Command Policy defines Sexual Assault as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Consent should not be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the…

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Legal services available for Soldiers during medical boards

Posted January 10, 2014 by Tina Pazienza

Soldiers undergoing a medical evaluation board sometimes feel lost and confused with the significant decisions they have to make that will affect their military careers and the rest of their lives. The Office of Soldiers’ Counsel is the Army’s team of qualified and trained attorneys and paralegals, who assist Soldiers in the Integrated Disability Evaluation…

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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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