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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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Fire Prevention Week 2017: Fort Irwin Fire Department Encourages Home Escape Plans

Posted October 6, 2017 by

You and your family are fast asleep when the smoke alarm sounds: Do you know what to do? FORT IRWIN, Calif­. — Consider this scenario: It is 2 o’clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. What do you…

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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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Women can prolong their lives by taking these steps

Posted October 7, 2016 by J.D. Levite

Everyone — children and adults and men and women — should take charge of their own health to ensure they’re able to live a long and healthy life. One of the most important things women can do to maintain good health is schedule an annual Well Woman visit with their healthcare provider.  Well Woman exams…

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Health concerns while traveling? Call the Nurse Advice Line wherever you are!

Posted November 6, 2015 by

The leaves are turning orange and red, and it’s time to store the flip-flops and tank tops, but that doesn’t mean travel season is over. Fall is here, and that means weekend trips and holidays for the military family. If you and your family have a medical problem while traveling this fall you can call…

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Army’s new life insurance enrollment system goes live

Posted October 20, 2017 by Master Sgt. Brian Hamilton

Army illustration by Tracy TaoMoore The new SGLI Online Enrollment System went live Oct. 1. With SOES, Soldiers have the ability to enroll in, or make changes to their SGLV form 8286 (Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Election and Certificate) all from the comfort of their own homes, whenever they choose. As of Oct. 16, a…

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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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Here are the details on the new combat tourniquet

Posted October 12, 2016 by Ellen Crown

Makers of the Combat Application Tourniquet™ have updated the design of the widely used tourniquet. The update has resulted in two different versions of the tourniquet currently in use in the field.

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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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Despite challenges, Army won’t lower enlistment standards

Posted October 27, 2017 by David Vergun

In an increasingly complex world in which higher demands will be placed on Soldiers, "we cannot afford to lower our standards" for enlistment, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey.

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