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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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Weed Army Community Hospital partners with Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, to celebrate International Infection Prevention Week, Oct. 14 – 20

Posted October 11, 2012 by Maj. Veronica Law

Association for Professionals in Infection Control has more than 14,000 members and is the leading professional association for infection preventionists. Most members are nurses, medical technologists, epidemiologists, public health professionals and physicians, who educate healthcare personnel and the public about infectious diseases and how to limit their spread. They also collaborate with other consumer groups,…

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Quarterly Domestic Water Public Notice

Posted June 7, 2013 by Chris Woodruff

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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Avoid being a No Show

Posted April 4, 2014 by Serina Viers

“No Shows” are missed medical appointments that may negatively impact your ability to access health care here. A No Show is defined as an appointment that is scheduled, but not cancelled or honored by the patient. A No Show is a lost opportunity to provide healthcare services to you and to another patient, who could…

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Army, NFL collaborate on traumatic brain injury helmet sensors

Posted July 26, 2012 by anradmin

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 18, 2012) — The National Football League now wants to put into the helmets of its players the same type of sensors used by the Army to evaluate concussive events that could lead to traumatic brain injury. The Army is working with the National Football League, or NFL, to help…

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Fort Irwin Middle School hand-grenade simulator incident update

Posted November 29, 2012 by Staff Judge Advocate’s Office NTC and Fort Irwin

A senior non-commissioned officer received a Field Grade Article 15 and adverse administrative action for improperly storing explosive simulators at his home, following an investigation stemming from hand grenade simulators being found at Fort Irwin Middle School in September. National Training Center Policy Letter #13, Prohibited Items and Activities, makes it illegal for Soldiers to…

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Operations Security can be applied to your home, community

Posted October 4, 2013 by Chris Cox and Sgt. 1st Class David Wade

Operations Security, or OPSEC, is one of the many tools that can increase our level of safety and security, whether at home, school or work. Raising the degree of difficulty for a ‘bad guy’ can make them move onto another, “softer” area or community – one which doesn’t take security quite as seriously. This is…

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Safety glasses required in this area

Posted September 5, 2014 by By NTC Safety

Image from www.osha.gov   According to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics, more than 2,000 people suffer eye injuries at work each day. Approximately one out of every 10 eye-related injuries require one or more missed workdays. Eye injuries alone cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses,…

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Disaster preparedness can save lives

Posted April 12, 2012 by By Lt. Col. Ana Ramirez

Disasters can occur in just a few seconds. Preparedness lessens the impact on families, workplaces, and communities. On Thursday, April 19, 2012 Weed Army Community Hospital and the Mary E. Walker Clinic will be conducting a disaster exercise based on an Active Shooter scenario.  The event will take place from 1300 to 1700 hours. There…

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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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