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Alert bicyclists, considerate drivers needed

Posted October 3, 2014 by NTC Safety

Photo from army.mil Helmets must be worn by all bicycle riders on Fort Irwin. In 2012, 726 cyclists were killed in accidents in the United States with California ranking second in the nation for the highest number of bicycle fatalities. A 2011 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study of bicycle accidents concluded that the highest…

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Binge drinking

Posted April 19, 2012 by By Valencia R. Barnes

Binge drinking is thought to be a fun activity, a way to relax after a putting in a week of hard work.  But it can also be dangerous, even deadly.  Drinking to get drunk is the sole purpose of binge drinking.  Binge drinkers consume large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time to…

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Taking care of NTC and Fort Irwin community

Posted September 20, 2012 by Ken Drylie

Earlier this month, Lt. Col. Larry Patterson and Col. Luis Rivero, Deputy Commanders for United States Army Medical Department Activity Command here, went on the air at KNTC “The Heat” to answer questions from the NTC and Fort Irwin community. They covered a wide range of subjects, including West Nile Virus, flu shots and questions…

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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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What is the Clothesline Project?

Posted February 7, 2014 by 1st Lt. Nicole Myers

The Clothesline Project has been used as a tool nationwide for the last 25 years to bring attention to the impact of sexual assault and domestic violence and give voice to survivors. It is a visual display of shirts on a clothesline with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by survivors and those…

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Mentorship ride promotes motorcycle safety, fun

Posted June 21, 2012 by By Caroline Keyser

Soldiers with the 1916th Support Battalion got an opportunity to hone their motorcycle riding skills while bonding with fellow Soldiers earlier this month. The battalion hosted a motorcycle mentorship ride from...

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Collaborative effort increases safety, saves resources

Posted October 11, 2012 by Don Ross

Fort Irwin Ammo Supply Point personnel assemble Vehicle Emergency Signal Kits and improve safety by maintaining the integrity of the pyrotechnics inside the container. Proper reporting and feedback from National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilian and contract employees to the United States Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center resulted in the…

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Heed a few tips for a safe summer

Posted July 5, 2013 by Sgt. Danica Spaulding

The summer season has arrived and the temperature is quickly rising. This is also a time when the potential for heat injuries increase

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Water taste test tally

Posted June 6, 2014 by

More than 220 people participated in a water taste survey on Fort Irwin, March 30. The taste test involved six water samples, including four from other High Desert city water systems and the Sparklets brand. Sparklets came out on top, with Fort Irwin in third; however, the installation’s water was second among city water systems….

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Practical ways to enjoy food while eating less

Posted March 24, 2012 by anradmin

Food is meant to be enjoyed, but eating less is the key to weight management and disease prevention, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. During National Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) encourages everyone to “Get Your Plate in Shape.” “One way to accomplish this is…

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