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Getting help is as easy as talking to someone

Posted September 20, 2012 by Dr. Barton Goldsmith

ACE stands for “Ask, Care and Escort.” It encourages Soldiers to directly and honestly question any battle buddy who exhibits suicidal behavior. The Soldier should ASK the battle buddy whether he or she is suicidal, CARE for the battle buddy and ESCORT the battle buddy to the source of professional help. For many people, it’s…

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Taking care of NTC and Fort Irwin community

Posted September 20, 2012 by Ken Drylie

Earlier this month, Lt. Col. Larry Patterson and Col. Luis Rivero, Deputy Commanders for United States Army Medical Department Activity Command here, went on the air at KNTC “The Heat” to answer questions from the NTC and Fort Irwin community. They covered a wide range of subjects, including West Nile Virus, flu shots and questions…

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Healthy smiles, healthy kids!

Posted September 20, 2012 by Capt. Kristy Hayes

Capt. Kristy Hayes One of the many unique benefits that Families have at Fort Irwin is the available resource of a Pediatric Dentist on post. Q: Who is eligible for treatment with the Pediatric Dentist? A: Dependent children, from birth to 8 years of age and currently residing at Fort Irwin, are eligible for treatment….

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Security, safety of NTC and Fort Irwin community first priority of command

Posted September 13, 2012 by By Gustavo Bahena

Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton addressed a community audience Sept. 7 about the response to the discovery of training simulators at Fort Irwin Middle School

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What Can Family Child Care Do For You?

Posted September 13, 2012 by By DeBorah J. Harris

Family Child Care is regular, routine childcare provided to children four weeks to 12 years of age in the home of the provider when the care exceeds 10 hours per week on a regular basis. Childcare in government housing is authorized only by Army Regulation 608-10, through registration with Child, Youth & School Services in…

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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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Labor Day 2012 Safety Tips

Posted August 30, 2012 by USAG Safety Office, Fort Irwin

On Monday, millions of American workers will celebrate Labor Day. Wrapping up summer fun, and beginning school, this will be the last summer holiday. Labor Day became a federal holiday in the United States in 1894, and is always observed the first Monday in September. Labor Day is also known as the second deadliest holiday…

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Lead 6 Sends

Posted August 30, 2012 by BG Terry Ferrell

Suicides in our ranks continue to be a critical challenge for our Army Family; and the numbers are simply staggering! In the first 155 days of the year, 154 of our fellow service members took their own lives. In July alone, 26 active-duty Soldiers took their own lives; 50 percent more than the number of…

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2012-2013 Fort Irwin Influenza immunization campaign underway

Posted August 23, 2012 by Information provided by Fort Irwin MEDDAC

The 2012-2013 Influenza Immunization Campaign at Fort Irwin has kicked off in preparation for the influenza season. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Individuals over the age of 65, young children, and individuals with certain health conditions…

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Join Operation Battle Blackout to help Irwin conserve energy

Posted August 16, 2012 by Information provided by Fort Irwin Garrison

What is Operation Battle Blackout and why should you make an effort to save electricity on post? Just like you receive an electric bill at home, Fort Irwin Garrison also receives a bill for its electricity usage. During the summer months and periods of extreme heat, Southern California Edison sends out the baseline for electricity…

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