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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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Fort Irwin Safety Alert: Vehicle Fatality

Posted May 10, 2012 by anradmin

30 April 2012: POV accident claims the life of a Fort Irwin Family Member and seriously injures a Soldier and Civilian Contractor. Inital reports indicate that distracted driving may have contributed to the cause of the accident. AVOID THESE COMMON DISTRACTORS: Talking/Texting...

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Emergency call boxes installed along Fort Irwin Road

Posted May 10, 2012 by anradmin

FORT IRWIN, May 7 –San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Brad Mitzelfelt today was by joined the Garrison Commander of the National Training Center at Fort Irwin to mark the installation of the first emergency call box on Fort Irwin Road. “Soldiers, their families and the civilian employees who work at Fort Irwin…

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Posted May 3, 2012 by anradmin

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was initiated on Sept. 24, 2010 by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. 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…

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Women and the effects of alcohol

Posted April 26, 2012 by Valencia R. Barnes

It is estimated that approximately 4 million women in the United States are heavy drinkers. Heavy drinker is defined as drinking in a way that threatens one’s health, safety and general well being. Here are a few facts regarding women and alcohol: 1. Intoxicated women put themselves at a greater risk for…

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Binge drinking

Posted April 19, 2012 by By Valencia R. Barnes

Binge drinking is thought to be a fun activity, a way to relax after a putting in a week of hard work.  But it can also be dangerous, even deadly.  Drinking to get drunk is the sole purpose of binge drinking.  Binge drinkers consume large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time to…

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Supplement use highest among overweight service members

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VILSECK, Germany (April 10, 2012) — Dietary and performance enhancing supplements have an artificial image according to an expert who works at the Army Wellness Center here. “Fewer than 30 percent of service members discuss dietary supplements use with their health care providers,” said Kim…

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