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Fireworks Safety

Posted June 28, 2012 by National Training Center and Fort Irwin safety team news

Fireworks during the Fourth of July are as American as apple pie, but did you know that more fires are reported on that day than on any other day of the year in the United States?  Nearly half of these fires are caused by fireworks.  The good news is that you can enjoy your holiday…

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Quarterly domestic water notice

Posted June 28, 2012 by Updated June 13, 2012

Fort Irwin’s water system is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the U.S. Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems: a Reverse Osmosis or RO System and a domestic use system or DU system. The domestic use (DU) water is…

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Tricare Online update

Posted June 21, 2012 by Capt. Jason Kim

Several years ago, Army Medical Command launched an initiative called Tricare Online, which allows beneficiaries to book their own primary care appointments online.  The TOL system has undergone a few revisions and updates over the years.  Our local staff at Weed Army Community Hospital has worked with the national TOL folks to improve the Weed…

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Mentorship ride promotes motorcycle safety, fun

Posted June 21, 2012 by By Caroline Keyser

Soldiers with the 1916th Support Battalion got an opportunity to hone their motorcycle riding skills while bonding with fellow Soldiers earlier this month. The battalion hosted a motorcycle mentorship ride from...

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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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Safe Assured information available

Posted June 7, 2012 by anradmin

The Department of Justice reported that nearly 800,000 children are reported missing each year. That’s more than 2000 children per day. The faster the word gets out through law enforcement and media alerts, the more likely a missing child will be found safely.  Safe Assured mini-CD offers a single storehouse of information containing the following…

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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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Grilling Safety

Posted May 24, 2012 by anradmin

SAFETY TIPS Propane and charcol BBQ grills should only be used outdoors. The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. Keep children and pets at leaste three feet away from the grill area. Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup…

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Spice, ‘bath salts’ prohibited in Army

Posted May 17, 2012 by By Caroline Keyser

The Army’s not compromising when it comes to Spice and other synthetic drugs. Spice — also known by names such as K2, Spice Gold, Bliss, and Solar Flare — is a synthetic drug made by spraying a manmade version of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, onto dried herbs. The last several...

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Fort Irwin & NTC Safety Team May 2012 Newsletter

Posted May 17, 2012 by anradmin

Army motorcycle statistics compared to Fort Irwin The loss of any Soldier for any reason is unfortunate and degrades our force protection.  Fort Irwin has not experienced a privately-owned motorcycle fatality since 2009.  Records indicate that we have had four motorcycle accidents so far in fiscal year 2012.  Of those four, one person was 27…

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