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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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Christmas Tree Safety

Posted December 6, 2012 by National Fire Protection Association

As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly. Picking the tree: Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched. Placing the tree: Before placing the tree in the stand, cut two inches…

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Holiday depression help

Posted December 6, 2012 by Serina Viers

As the holidays approach, people generally look forward to spending time with family and friends, taking a few days off of work, and just enjoying the season. Unfortunately for some Service Members and their Families, the holiday season is nothing more than a reminder of how they will miss these very opportunities. Distance from extended…

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Poly-pharmacy: A shared responsibility in medication safety

Posted November 29, 2012 by Fort Irwin WACH Pharmacy Services

When a patient receives four or more medications that include one or more psychotropic medications and/or central nervous system depressants, within a 30-day period they meet the definition of poly-pharmacy......

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Safety Tip of the Week

Posted November 29, 2012 by

The Winter Safety Campaign Web page has been updated with some really great safe practices on towing a trailer. Go to http://goo.gl/q63EM. Many Soldiers and Families tow their travel trailers and toys to their holiday destination of choice, but there’re safety checks that should be considered before heading out on the road. If your travel…

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Fort Irwin Middle School hand-grenade simulator incident update

Posted November 29, 2012 by Staff Judge Advocate’s Office NTC and Fort Irwin

A senior non-commissioned officer received a Field Grade Article 15 and adverse administrative action for improperly storing explosive simulators at his home, following an investigation stemming from hand grenade simulators being found at Fort Irwin Middle School in September. National Training Center Policy Letter #13, Prohibited Items and Activities, makes it illegal for Soldiers to…

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Today is the great American Smokeout

Posted November 15, 2012 by Kimberly Beetle

In the months approaching 2013 we begin to contemplate the New Year and determine what we will choose as our resolution to better ourselves. Many Americans will pledge to lose weight, get a better job, and learn a new skill, yet how many will make the life changing decision to quit smoking? Great news! There’s…

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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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