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Don’t be a road warrior

Posted March 1, 2013 by Kim Garcia

Contribute to safety by heeding these tips when walking, driving Safety is a shared responsibility for all members of the Fort Irwin Community. With a daily population of approximately 21,000 personnel including almost 6,000 family members, their Soldiers and our civilian workforce, it is imperative that we take that responsibility seriously. The following are some…

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Respite care available for families with exceptional family member

Posted February 7, 2014 by Evelyn Sandoval-Villalobos

The Army Exceptional Family Member Program Respite Care is a program that provides a temporary rest period for Family members responsible for regular care of persons with disabilities. Care may be provided in the EFMP respite care user’s home. Eligibility is based on EFMP enrollment and exceptional family member’s severe chronic conditions or significant medical…

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Motorcycle Check Ride helps 11th ACR promote rider safety

Posted June 14, 2012 by Story and photos by Sgt. Zachary A. Gardner

In an effort to reduce the number of motorcycle incidents and fatalities among Soldiers, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a Motorcycle Check Ride from Fort Irwin to Peggy Sue’s Dinner in...

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Road rage, aggressive driving dangerous

Posted October 11, 2012 by Safety Office NTC and Fort Irwin

The term “Road Rage” originated during the years 1987 and 1988, when a local television station reported on the rash of freeway shootings occurring on Interstates 10, 110 and 405 in Los Angeles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, road rage is defined as “an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous…

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Combating parental kidnapping

Posted July 5, 2013 by Capt. Nate Mealy,

Parental kidnapping occurs when one parent wrongfully takes or keeps a child from another parent. Every state has a parental kidnapping law, most of which are similar. California’s law states that any person that “takes, entices away, keeps, withholds, or conceals a child” from someone with a lawful right to custody or visitation shall be…

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Performance Triad initiative to treat disease through prevention

Posted May 2, 2014 by Maj. Robyn Shelton

If you haven’t heard about the Performance Triad, you soon will. It is one of the Army Surgeon General’s top priorities in transforming Army medicine from a focus on treating disease to a prevention focused system of health. The Performance Triad is a shift toward a preventive medicine system that promotes a healthy lifestyle for…

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Army works to improve women’s health

Posted March 24, 2012 by anradmin

With six new occupational specialties and more than 13,000 new positions opening to women — positions that will be co-located with direct combat units, as well as battalion-level…

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iWatch aimed at keeping eyes on Fort Irwin

Posted July 26, 2012 by By Charles Melton

Numerous cities and towns across the nation have Neighborhood Watch Programs. These are aimed at encouraging residents to report suspicious activities, unusual visitors and other out of the ordinary sights in their neighborhoods...

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Poly-pharmacy: A shared responsibility in medication safety

Posted November 29, 2012 by Fort Irwin WACH Pharmacy Services

When a patient receives four or more medications that include one or more psychotropic medications and/or central nervous system depressants, within a 30-day period they meet the definition of poly-pharmacy......

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Road rage incidents not the only form of aggressive driving

Posted November 1, 2013 by Kim D. Garcia

Eight out of 10 drivers surveyed in the AAA Foundation’s annual Traffic Safety Culture Index rank aggressive driving as a “serious” or “extremely serious” risk that jeopardizes their safety. They’re right. Aggressive driving accounts for more than half of all traffic fatalities. Although “road rage” incidents provide some of the most shocking views of aggressive…

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