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October is Domestic Violence Prevention Month

Posted October 6, 2017 by

On October 11, the Fort Irwin community will gather for “A Walk to End Domestic Violence” led by the Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater. The walk begins at the Blue Track at 9 a.m. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence first held a “Day of Unity” in 1981 as a way to bring awareness…

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Justice Department obtains $700,000 for servicemembers to resolve allegations that two finance companies conducted illegal auto repos

Posted October 6, 2017 by

LOS ANGELES — The Justice Department announced Sept. 27 that two Los Angeles-based consumer finance companies have agreed to pay a total of $760,788 to resolve allegations that the companies violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by repossessing 70 vehicles owned by SCRA-protected servicemembers without first obtaining the required court orders. Westlake Services, LLC…

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Household Goods personnel claims

Posted July 7, 2017 by CPT Alexander Quagge

Although many “household goods” moves occur without incident every day, unfortunately, some Servicemembers experience lost or damaged goods during their moves and are unsure of the reimbursement process.  With PCS season right around the corner, it is important to be aware of the claims process in case the move is not as smooth as it…

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Household Goods Personnel Claims

Posted May 5, 2017 by CPT Alexander Quagge

Although many “household goods” moves occur without incident every day, unfortunately, some Servicemembers experience lost or damaged goods during their moves and are unsure of the reimbursement process.  With PCS season right around the corner, it is important to be aware of the claims process in case the move is not as smooth as it…

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The Harvey House Story

Posted February 3, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

Barstow, Calif. —  Just a couple of blocks off old Route 66 in the city of Barstow, sits the historic Harvey House, one of many attractions in the area that offers a look into the past. Long before people began to “get their kicks on route 66,” Fred Harvey created the very first chain restaurants,…

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Weed Army Community Hospital rolls out new DoD-wide outpatient survey system

Posted October 7, 2016 by Kristen Schabert

Patients at Weed Army Community Hospital are now reporting their experiences and satisfaction with their healthcare in a new survey. This outpatient survey program, launched by the Army in June, is called the Joint Outpatient Experience Survey, or JOES. This survey is standardized across all services, and will enable the Department of Health Affairs to…

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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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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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Barstow shooting competition brings nine police agencies together

Posted June 3, 2016 by By Mike Lamb

BARSTOW — More than four years ago Andy Espinoza with the Barstow Police Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Randy Duran engaged in a friendly shooting competition. The competition, according to Duran, forged a relationship between the two, who have known each other since serving on the Barstow SWAT team. His friendly competition…

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Army Transportation command sergeant major visits NTC

Posted April 1, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The senior enlisted advisor for the Army’s Transportation Corps and Transportation School, headquartered at Fort Lee, Va., visited the National Training Center to meet with Soldiers and leadership, March 10. Regimental Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia Howard attended several meetings including a Warrior Time Training, the Women’s Mentorship Network lunch, and a professional development session with…

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