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The weight of war: marching to win means keeping ahead of injury

Posted August 17, 2016 by Veronique Hauschild

In his ancient military treatise "The Art of War," Sun Tzu notes that if you put your army on a forced march at a certain speed, you will lose one-tenth to two-thirds of your troops along the way.

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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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Fire Prevention Week: check smoke alarms

Posted September 4, 2015 by Provided by Tina Rhodes

During fire prevention week, Oct. 4-10, the Fort Irwin Fire Prevention Bureau will be sharing important safety tips with Fort Irwin and surrounding communities regarding fire awareness, fire prevention, as well as home fire safety – home fires being the leading cause of loss of life and property. This year’s theme is “Hear The Beep…

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September is National Suicide Awareness Prevention Month

Posted September 1, 2017 by by Sandra Class

Each September, the Armed Forces recognize National Suicide Prevention Month. In support of this National observance, various activities are scheduled throughout the month to focus on the wellness of the community. The Army’s Ready and Resilient efforts will leverage the month of September as a communication opportunity to amplify its Ready and Resilient (R2) messaging…

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Army Wellness Center improves Soldier readiness, family health

Posted April 1, 2016 by Story and photo by Michael Beaton, Public Affairs

According to current statistics, the bottom 25 percent of the Army has issues meeting required standards or is borderline to meeting them. Fortunately, the personnel who make up the Fort Irwin Army Wellness Center teams are highly trained, motivated professionals, who can impact Soldier readiness, improve health and help servicemembers to meet – and exceed…

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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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Fast facts about fire

Posted September 2, 2016 by emmauribe

Home fires • Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Only one in five home fires were reported during these hours. • One quarter of home fire deaths were caused by fires that started in the bedroom. Another quarter resulted from fires…

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Flu season spikes in February

Posted February 1, 2019 by by Janell J. Lewis Ford

More than 42 Californians have died from the flu between September 2018 and January 2019: Health Officials FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Medical professionals say the flu season typically reaches its peak during this month of February, so some people have asked their doctors if the flu shot vaccine can wear off or if you can…

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Unit leaders discuss SHARP topics

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Company-level unit leaders gathered to discuss about and make recommendations in the battle against sexual assault and sexual harassment during a conference here in September. Approximately 200 Company commanders, first sergeants and platoon leaders deliberated, within five working groups, a specific problem or question. The conference was hosted by staff of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response…

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Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

Posted September 22, 2017 by

Air Force image You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan…

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