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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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Tarantula Team maintains proficiency

Posted March 4, 2016 by

Photo by Jason Milller, Public Affairs Office A Soldier with Tarantula Team, Operations Group here, jumps from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during a static line parachute jump at Drop Zone Noah in the training area, Feb. 2. Tarantula team members conducted the currency jump to maintain proficiency. For more photos and the story turn to…

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Your federal income taxes after the new health care law

Posted March 4, 2016 by By Jessaka Menzie-Kwakye

The individual shared responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act (26 U.S. Code Section 5000A) went into effect on January 1, 2014. This provision of the Affordable Care Act requires individuals of all ages, and their dependents, to have “minimum essential coverage” of health care for the year or to qualify for an exemption. If…

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Water treatment plant progress

Posted March 4, 2016 by

Photo by Leslie Ozawa, Public Affairs Office Sean McCarthy, district engineer for San Bernardino, California State Water Resources Control Board, examines water tapped from the EDR (electro-dialysis reversal) filtration pipes at Fort Irwin’s new water treatment plant. The plant is scheduled to be completed in May. McCarthy was on a tour, Feb. 23, conducted by…

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