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The ever present coyote on Fort Irwin and how to avoid unnecessary conflicts

Posted December 6, 2013 by Heidi Jo Erickson

A silhouetted coyote howling at the moon is an iconic symbol of the wild American West. Coyotes play an important ecological role by controlling rabbit and small mammal populations. They are opportunistic predators that also eat fruits, insects, and food discarded by humans. Over-abundant coyote populations in proximity to human settlements can lead to several…

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Creating strong, violence-free families

Posted October 3, 2014 by Mary Chipman

Relationships should be safe, respectful, and positive. That simple message is the theme of this year’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month at Fort Irwin. The observance is sponsored by the Family Advocacy Program, whose tasks include preventing violence through educational programs and helping victims cope should domestic violence occur. Building strong, violence-free families is the goal…

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Fort Irwin Safety Alert: Vehicle Fatality

Posted May 10, 2012 by anradmin

30 April 2012: POV accident claims the life of a Fort Irwin Family Member and seriously injures a Soldier and Civilian Contractor. Inital reports indicate that distracted driving may have contributed to the cause of the accident. AVOID THESE COMMON DISTRACTORS: Talking/Texting...

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Don’t Turn Your Back On Domestic Violence!

Posted September 27, 2012 by Susan Alderman-Schaefer

Every year more than 4 million people in the United States are affected by domestic violence in their homes and almost 17,000 individuals are murdered by their partner. These statistics are absolutely terrifying and it is no surprise that October is declared National Domestic Violence Prevention Month. We are all potential bystanders to the threat…

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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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Know the symptoms, dangers of brain injuries

Posted March 10, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

A traumatic brain injury is a disruption of brain function resulting from a blow or jolt to the head or penetrating head injury. A TBI can occur on the battlefield, on the football field, on the playground, in a car accident, and even at home. There are four categories of TBI including mild, moderate, severe…

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Public Notice of the year 2011 Fort Irwin Water Quality Report

Posted July 5, 2012 by

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.

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Easy, rider

Posted November 1, 2012 by Safety Office NTC and Fort Irwin

Army-wide, motorcycle accidents contribute to Soldier fatalities and serious injuries during off-duty hours. Recent accident trends suggest excessive speed, reckless operation and operator inexperience as the most common reasons. Training, leader involvement, enforcement of standards, Soldier mentorship, in conjunction with the integration of composite risk management, can assist in mitigating ongoing issues with motorcycle operations….

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A young man’s attention to safety

Posted September 6, 2013 by Command Sgt. Maj. Dale Perez

At approximately 7:25 a.m. on July 30, I witnessed young Raven Nickerson exit the Shoppette, hang his bag on his bike handlebars, put on his helmet and his eye-pro (which I think look pretty cool), then proceeded to look both ways in the parking lot to make sure he could safely move out! At the…

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Be aware of heat injury signs

Posted July 3, 2014 by Dave Key,

Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. On average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. During extremely hot weather the body’s ability to cool itself is affected. This happens when the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much…

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