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Active duty alerts help protect your identity

Posted November 6, 2015 by By Jessaka Menzie-Kwakye

If you expect to deploy or to be away from your usual duty station and do not expect to seek new credit, consider placing an “active duty alert” on your credit report. An active duty alert requires creditors to verify your identity before granting credit in your name. The alert may specify a telephone number…

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Reserve Soldiers train, broadcast on ‘The Heat’

Posted March 6, 2015 by By Sgt. Hector Corea

Soldiers of the 222nd Broadcast Operations Detachment and the 302nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment conducted battle training assembly here Feb. 6-9. The Bell, Calif., and Vallejo, California-based Army Reserve units conducted a variety of training events, including radio operations, range operations coverage, and drown-proofing techniques. “We are here to reinforce individual military occupational specialties and…

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WACH maintains high-level national accreditation, survey finds no clinical deficiencies

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Joint Commission (TJC) visited Weed Army Community Hospital April 24 to assess the hospital’s quality of care following its recent transition to a new $211 million facility. The survey found no clinical deficiencies. TJC is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs…

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted December 4, 2015 by By Chris Woodruff, Water Resources Manager

Fort Irwin’s water permit requires Fort Irwin to notify the public quarterly of the following: This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2 milligrams per…

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OPAT to guide recruits to groups of, rather than specific MOSs

Posted June 8, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

This summer, the Army expects to begin administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test with new recruits.

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Doperak bids a fond farewell as WACH commander

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Tempel, Jr. Commanding General U.S. Army Regional Health Command – Central and Chief U.S. Army Dental Corps, presided over Weed Army Community Hospital’s Change of Command ceremony on Fritz Field, May 23. During the ceremony, Col. Martin Doperak relinquished command to Col. Larry O. France. After serving…

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Soldiers, community in Denim Day Walk support victims

Posted May 1, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

Leadership, Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and community members of this installation took part in the 2015 Denim Day Walk here, April 8. The community event demonstrated support for victims of sexual assault and one of this month’s national observances – Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention. The Department of Defense theme for this year’s…

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The National Training Center, Now and Into the Future

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

Editor’s Note: This is part six in a series chronicling the history of Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. The United States has been at war for 16 years. The young Americans who stepped up and volunteered for service in the Armed Forces, even before the dust had settled in New…

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NTC Ops Team ensures difficult, rewarding training for 56th SBCT

Posted September 6, 2018 by By Spc. Jacob Hoffman

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Soldiers with the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team conducted battle simulation training at the National Training Center here during rotation 18-09, Aug. 4-18. “We all have a single purpose here at the national training center: that is to ensure that they [the training Soldiers] have their hardest day out here in…

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Pressure on adversary requires refuel on the move

Posted November 6, 2015 by By Sgt. Shawn Zandy

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment has a reputation for being the most formidable contemporary operating environment force in the United States Army. Troopers maintain this reputation by being experts in their craft and masters in maneuver warfare as they challenge rotational training units at the National Training Center. In order for the 11th ACR to…

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