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Public notice of the 2012 Fort Irwin Water Quality Report

Posted June 7, 2013 by Chris Woodruff

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 United States Army. Fort Irwin has recently completed the Year 2012 Water Quality Report for Fort Irwin. CH2MHill routinely monitors (on behalf of Fort Irwin) for constituents in…

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Quarterly Domestic Water Public Notice

Posted June 7, 2013 by Chris Woodruff

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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Healthy equal opportunity environment key in unit readiness

Posted May 3, 2013 by Sgt. 1st Class Darryl A. Avery

This country was founded on the basic values of freedom, dignity, respect, and opportunity for all. In an ongoing struggle to ensure that these rights are enjoyed by all, we must continue to educate each other on the importance of equal opportunity. Values, attitudes and prejudices gained before enlistment or commissioning do not automatically dissolve…

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Alcohol Awareness month a chance to reflect on life-altering decisions

Posted May 3, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

Courtesy photo Thomas R. Williams, ex-NFL player and motivational speaker, met with Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Unit – Company A during a visit to Fort Irwin, April 11. During a presentation, Williams thanked Soldiers for fighting for his freedom. “Without you I could not have gone to college, been drafted by USC, and played…

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Respite Care benefit available for EFMP Families

Posted May 3, 2013 by Evelyn Villalobos

The Exceptional Family Member Program offers Respite Care as a temporary rest period for Family members responsible for regular care of persons with disabilities. Respite Care may be provided in the EFMP Respite Care user’s home or other settings, such as special needs camps and enrichment programs. Respite Care is not an entitlement or a…

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Life of the party, death on the streets

Posted May 3, 2013 by Dave Key

Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes. The following is some information to consider before you begin enjoying beverages at home or at an event: • Prior to drinking alcohol, designate a non-drinking driver when…

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Motorcycle preparation: mental and metal

Posted April 5, 2013 by Art Powell

Preparing for a motorcycle ride requires more than checking the bike — it also demands mental preparation.

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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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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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