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Safety Tip of the Week

Posted November 15, 2012 by

Cold weather often inspires people to use space heaters to take the chill out of the air. Heating fires are the second leading cause of all residential fires following cooking. The overwhelming majority of space heater accidents are the result of improper use, failure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions, or incomplete knowledge of basic space…

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National Prescription Take-back Day is Oct. 15

Posted October 4, 2013 by Ron Hester

The National Prescription Take-Back Day was initiated on Sept. 24, 2010 by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. It encouraged American citizens to turn in unused or expired prescribed medication for proper disposal. In order to maintain combat readiness, it is imperative that Department of Defense military personnel, civilians, and their families remain drug free….

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Alcohol use and consent explained

Posted August 1, 2014 by NTC SHARP Program

What is consent? The Uniformed Code of Military Justice defines consent as words or overt acts indicating a freely given agreement to the sexual conduct at issue by a competent person. The Manual for Courts Martial, Article 120 clearly states that a person may be incapable of giving consent if they are mentally impaired or…

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Researcher aims to help Soldiers recover faster from wounds

Posted April 12, 2012 by

NATICK, Mass. (April 9, 2012) — An injury he suffered during a high altitude-low opening parachute jump 15 years ago ended his own career as a Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance combat medic, but Wayne Matheny never stopped caring about others in uniform. After collecting a bachelor’s degree in…

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What Can Family Child Care Do For You?

Posted September 13, 2012 by By DeBorah J. Harris

Family Child Care is regular, routine childcare provided to children four weeks to 12 years of age in the home of the provider when the care exceeds 10 hours per week on a regular basis. Childcare in government housing is authorized only by Army Regulation 608-10, through registration with Child, Youth & School Services in…

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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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2013-2014 flu season update

Posted February 7, 2014 by Maj. Robin Shelton and Capt. Liza Bort

Preventive Medicine Services, here, has once again led the way in providing flu shots during fiscal year 2013-2014. To date, more than 4,000 flu vaccines have been administered to active duty Soldiers and Department of Defense civilians in the Fort Irwin health service area. Our National Training Center‘s current influenza status is 99.4 percent. Way…

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Stay safe when enjoying water activities

Posted May 31, 2012 by Strategic Communication Directorate

Hanging out at the pool or beach on hot summer days is a great way to beat the heat, but water-related activities come with certain risks. Don’t let an accident kill your fun this summer — know your limitations and mitigate the hazards to ensure your day in the sun and surf doesn’t end in…

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Weed Army Community Hospital partners with Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, to celebrate International Infection Prevention Week, Oct. 14 – 20

Posted October 11, 2012 by Maj. Veronica Law

Association for Professionals in Infection Control has more than 14,000 members and is the leading professional association for infection preventionists. Most members are nurses, medical technologists, epidemiologists, public health professionals and physicians, who educate healthcare personnel and the public about infectious diseases and how to limit their spread. They also collaborate with other consumer groups,…

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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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