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Stay on top of RSV

Posted April 5, 2013 by Maj. Veronica Law AN,

It’s RSV time again – the time of year that many infants and young children become ill from this particular type of virus. Respiratory Syncytial (pronounced sin-SISH-uhl) Virus, or RSV for short, is a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages. For most healthy older children and adults, it results in cold-like symptoms…

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Weed Army Community Hospital Infection Prevention Program update

Posted April 5, 2013 by Valencia Barnes

Post traumatic stress disorders do not automatically cause problems with alcohol use; there are many people with PTSD who do not have problems with alcohol. However, PTSD and alcohol together can be serious trouble for the trauma survivor and his or her family. Symptoms of PTSD often are worsened by alcohol use. •Although alcohol can…

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Don’t be a road warrior

Posted March 1, 2013 by Kim Garcia

Contribute to safety by heeding these tips when walking, driving Safety is a shared responsibility for all members of the Fort Irwin Community. With a daily population of approximately 21,000 personnel including almost 6,000 family members, their Soldiers and our civilian workforce, it is imperative that we take that responsibility seriously. The following are some…

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Anytime, anywhere, anyone: brain injuries do not discriminate

Posted March 1, 2013 by Maj. Shirley Daniel

Brain Injury Awareness Month helps bring awareness, keeps topic in forefront Did you know that 1.7 million individuals in the United States will suffer a traumatic brain injury each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? This number includes approximately 262,065 U.S. military servicemembers. Not all cases of TBI are combat related,…

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These bath salts will not soften anything in your life

Posted February 1, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

YOU’VE SEEN THE VIDEO: Two of these images are from a video PSA the United States Navy made to warn the military community about the dangers of using bath salts. In the video, a Sailor snorts a thick, white line of the drug, vomits and then suffers demonic hallucinations. After attacking his girlfriend on a…

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“No Excuse”

Posted February 1, 2013 by Sgt. 1st Class Darryl A. Avery

What is Sexual Assault? Sexual Assault is a crime. Army Regulation 600-20 Army Command Policy defines Sexual Assault as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Consent should not be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the…

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How bright is your child’s bite?

Posted February 1, 2013 by Capt. Kristy Hayes

Courtesy Photo Dental patient, Shane McVey, receives instruction on how to brush from Fort Irwin Pediatric Dentist, Capt. Kristy Hayes. Hayes is available to see children ages 8 years and younger who live on post at Fort Irwin. February is Children’s Dental Health Month and at the Fort Irwin Pediatric Dental Clinic we love to…

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Get them signed up by Feb. 11

Posted January 11, 2013 by Child, Youth & School Services FMWR NTC and Fort Irwin

Youth Sports at Child Youth and School Services is now registering children for winter and spring sports. Sports include: underhand pitch baseball and softball, tee ball, “Start Smart” baseball (for youth ages 3-5), indoor soccer, and track and field. The winter and spring season begins Feb. 25 and April 9 (track and field). Registration costs…

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Quarterly Domestic Water Public Notice

Posted December 13, 2012 by Chris Woodruff

The National Training Center and 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. The installation has two water systems. A reverse osmosis or RO system and a domestic use system or DU system. The…

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Understand dangers of alcohol to avoid holiday mishaps

Posted December 6, 2012 by Ron Hester

1. It doesn’t take as much as you think to blow a .08 on an alcohol breathalyzer test. Based on the weight variable alone, a person’s BAC (blood alcohol content) will likely be .08 as follows: • 110-129 lbs: two drinks in an hour or less • 130-149 lbs: three drinks in two hours or…

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