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Tips for a safe school year

Posted August 2, 2013 by Kim Garcia

Traveling to and from school Walking to school • Make sure your child’s walk to a school is a safe route with well-trained adult crossing guards at every intersection. • Be realistic about your child’s pedestrian skills. Small children are impulsive and less cautious around traffic; carefully consider whether or not your child is ready…

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TRICARE online saves time

Posted June 6, 2014 by MEDDAC

TRICARE Online (TOL) is designated for TRICARE Prime patients currently enrolled at a military treatment facility, and is designed to make scheduling and/or cancelling appointments within the military health system easier and more convenient. TOL is a secure Department of Defense Web portal, with patient-focused access to: Round the clock appointment scheduling (Never be put…

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Kids Caught Being Safe: The Easterlings

Posted March 28, 2012 by anradmin

Sapphira, Ananias, Leoydas and Phantasy Easterling were “caught being safe” by representatives of the Garrison Safety Office. Garrison Safety was so impressed with the manner in which dad was supervising his children at play, the entire group was recognized for their diligence to playing safe. Great job…

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Quarterly domestic water notice

Posted August 16, 2012 by Updated: 10 August 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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Christmas Tree Safety

Posted December 6, 2012 by National Fire Protection Association

As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly. Picking the tree: Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched. Placing the tree: Before placing the tree in the stand, cut two inches…

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Keeping the flu bug away

Posted November 1, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Captain Liza Bortz, of Weed Army Community Hospital’s Preventive Medicine department, administers a flu vaccination to National Training Center’s Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Ted Martin. Martin was one of the first Soldiers to be vaccinated at Fort Irwin as part of the Army’s seasonal influenza vaccination program. He vowed, “The National Training Center and Fort…

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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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NTC and Fort Irwin Stand Down for Suicide Prevention

Posted September 27, 2012 by Michael Duncan

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin conducted it’s “Stand Down” in support of suicide prevention, Sept. 18. Today, Soldiers from all other installations and serving around the world, will be “Standing Down” to participate in the suicide prevention campaign. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed acclaimed author and speaker Beverly Cobain during…

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The dangers and consequences of prescription drug abuse

Posted April 5, 2013 by Ronny Hester

Prescription drug abuse has become the number one drug problem among young Americans. Nearly seven million Americans are abusing prescription drugs—more than the number who are abusing cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, Ecstasy, and inhalants, combined. Narcotic pain-relief prescriptions for injured United States troops have jumped from 30,000 a month to 50,000 since the Iraq war began,…

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Walk-in service at TRICARE Service Center ends April 1

Posted March 10, 2014 by

Keeping up with the rapidly increasing number of TRICARE beneficiaries, who most often turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions, walk-in service at Weed Army Community Hospital’s TRICARE Service Center, here, will no longer be available as of April 1. Find out more at www.tricare.mil/TSC. Patients of WACH still have a wide variety of secure, electronic customer service options…

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