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If a disaster strikes, are you prepared?

Posted November 6, 2015 by Submitted by Kim Garcia, Safety Office

Disaster can strike without warning, forcing you, your family, and animals to go for days without basic necessities or to evacuate your home. You need to be prepared! Relief workers will be on the scene following a disaster, but may not be able to reach you immediately. Knowing some simple tips can greatly reduce the…

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Army Combat Fitness Test set to become new PT test of record in late 2020

Posted July 9, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better prepare Soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and lead to ample cost savings across the service.

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How to keep your pet sheltered, safe in winter

Posted November 2, 2018 by by Animal Control Facility

ets are happiest when they’re frequently taken outside for walks and exercise, but they’re also happy when they’re kept inside with the family. If your pet is kept outdoors, it is recommended he/she be protected by a dry, draft-free shelter elevated off the ground (or with a floor that protects them from damp/cold soil) that…

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Working safely together

Posted December 7, 2018 by

Stopping the Spread of Germs at Work Illnesses like the flu (influenza) and colds are caused by viruses. Flu and cold viruses spread from person to person by way of coughing, sneezing or simply talking. Droplets from an infected person get into the air and are inhaled by people nearby. Anyone within three feet can…

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New addition to your Army Health Benefits arrives Nov. 19

Posted November 6, 2015 by

Soldiers, civilians and family members are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony of the new Fort Irwin Army Wellness Center at 11 a.m., Nov. 19. The state-of-the-art wellness facility will be an integral part of the recently renovated garrison Resiliency Center that opened in June. It is located in building 127, at…

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The Great American SMOKEOUT is Nov. 19

Posted November 6, 2015 by

TIME TO QUIT? The Weed Army Community Hospital no-cost Smoking Cessation program Are you a smoker thinking of quitting? It’s your decision, but there are plenty of people who support it, including your family, co-workers and the staff of the Weed Army Community Hospital on Fort Irwin. Whether your plan is to go “cold turkey”…

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Posted May 6, 2016 by By Kim Garcia

Motorcycle accidents continue to be a leading cause of accidental death in the United States Army. During fiscal 2014, 34 Soldiers were killed while riding their motorcycles, a figure that represents approximately 43 percent of all private motor vehicle fatalities occurring during the year. While leader engagement and enhanced training opportunities have advanced rider safety…

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Army launches holistic health and fitness initiative

Posted July 28, 2017 by Joseph Lacdan

The Army has more obese Soldiers than ever before, and to address the problem, senior Army leaders discussed a holistic approach that includes vegan options at dining facilities and box breakfasts at fitness centers.

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With temperatures rising, prevent heat injuries

Posted May 6, 2016 by By Kim Garcia, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

National Training Center temperatures can soar as high as 119°F in summer months. In May the temperature will begin to climb in excess of 100°F and continue into October. The night temperatures in July and August can, at times, be in the low to mid 90s. These extreme temperatures can be dangerous, causing life threatening…

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Health Related Behaviors Survey launches worldwide

Posted January 8, 2016 by By TRICARE.mil staff

Active duty servicemembers will be randomly selected to represent their service branch and complete an anonymous Health Related Behaviors Survey. The survey, accessed online, takes about 40 minutes to complete. The HRBS is used to measure health-related behaviors and lifestyles of military personnel that have the potential to impact readiness. Participation in the survey is…

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