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Respite Care benefit available for EFMP Families

Posted May 3, 2013 by Evelyn Villalobos

The Exceptional Family Member Program offers Respite Care as a temporary rest period for Family members responsible for regular care of persons with disabilities. Respite Care may be provided in the EFMP Respite Care user’s home or other settings, such as special needs camps and enrichment programs. Respite Care is not an entitlement or a…

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Story Time teaches children about safety helmets

Posted April 4, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

The month of March was a time for the nation and the United States Army to inform the public and military community that brain injuries are a serious threat to quality of life.

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Kids Caught being safe: Isaac Davidson

Posted July 19, 2012 by anradmin

Three-year-old Isaac Davidson always wears his bicycle helmet says his mom, Amy Davidson. The family was “caught” by Garrison Safety Office staff playing safely near...

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Safety Tip of the Week

Posted November 15, 2012 by

Cold weather often inspires people to use space heaters to take the chill out of the air. Heating fires are the second leading cause of all residential fires following cooking. The overwhelming majority of space heater accidents are the result of improper use, failure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions, or incomplete knowledge of basic space…

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National Prescription Take-back Day is Oct. 15

Posted October 4, 2013 by Ron Hester

The National Prescription Take-Back Day was initiated on Sept. 24, 2010 by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. It encouraged American citizens to turn in unused or expired prescribed medication for proper disposal. In order to maintain combat readiness, it is imperative that Department of Defense military personnel, civilians, and their families remain drug free….

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Researcher aims to help Soldiers recover faster from wounds

Posted April 12, 2012 by

NATICK, Mass. (April 9, 2012) — An injury he suffered during a high altitude-low opening parachute jump 15 years ago ended his own career as a Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance combat medic, but Wayne Matheny never stopped caring about others in uniform. After collecting a bachelor’s degree in…

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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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How bright is your child’s bite?

Posted February 1, 2013 by Capt. Kristy Hayes

Courtesy Photo Dental patient, Shane McVey, receives instruction on how to brush from Fort Irwin Pediatric Dentist, Capt. Kristy Hayes. Hayes is available to see children ages 8 years and younger who live on post at Fort Irwin. February is Children’s Dental Health Month and at the Fort Irwin Pediatric Dental Clinic we love to…

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2013-2014 flu season update

Posted February 7, 2014 by Maj. Robin Shelton and Capt. Liza Bort

Preventive Medicine Services, here, has once again led the way in providing flu shots during fiscal year 2013-2014. To date, more than 4,000 flu vaccines have been administered to active duty Soldiers and Department of Defense civilians in the Fort Irwin health service area. Our National Training Center‘s current influenza status is 99.4 percent. Way…

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Stay safe when enjoying water activities

Posted May 31, 2012 by Strategic Communication Directorate

Hanging out at the pool or beach on hot summer days is a great way to beat the heat, but water-related activities come with certain risks. Don’t let an accident kill your fun this summer — know your limitations and mitigate the hazards to ensure your day in the sun and surf doesn’t end in…

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