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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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NTC Ops Team ensures difficult, rewarding training for 56th SBCT
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High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

Posted September 7, 2018 by

Welcome to the High Desert Warrior Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information on happenings at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, you’ve come to the right place. This month’s digital edition of High Desert Warrior, the official publication serving the Ft. Irwin community, is available by clicking on the link above.

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California law strengthens protections for service members

Posted October 4, 2018 by Jessaka Menzie

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill No. 3212, a measure that will strengthen California’s existing consumer protections for military families, including California National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, under the California Military and Veterans Code.  Specifically, the law extends the length of time that service member’s are protected against foreclosures, evictions, repossessions, and default…

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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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Midterm Election: Steps for soldiers, spouses to vote this year

Posted November 2, 2018 by

Tuesday, Nov. 26-Dec. 14 is an important date—Midterm Elections—and many military members and spouses have questions about how to register to vote and where to get out and vote. There are a number of resources available to you. Every installation or unit is required to appoint a voting assistance officer (VAO). This person is responsible…

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Special Victim Counsel Program advocates for sexual assault victims

Posted September 4, 2015 by By Capt. Nick Bartholomew, Special Victim Counsel

Sexual assault is one of the most pressing and difficult issues in today’s Army. As part of the Army’s efforts to combat sexual assault within our ranks, the Special Victim Counsel Program was developed to strengthen our support of victims of sexual assault and enhance their rights within our military justice system, while neither causing…

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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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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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150th anniversary of Memorial Day

Posted June 1, 2018 by emmauribe

Monday May 28 marked the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day. In honor of those Americans who have fallen in battle, leaders from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin attended memorial events throughout Southern California. Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commanding general of the NTC was the keynote speaker at an event at Mount Soledad National…

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Brent Lewis (right), professional drummer, plays a djembe drum (from West Africa) for personnel from the Fort Irwin Army Substance Abuse Program and Solutions Recovery of Las Vegas.
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Creating, diffusing emotions through music

Posted January 8, 2016 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

The drum. One of the most basic musical instruments and probably the oldest. It can be played by anyone; all that is needed is the bottom of a plastic bucket. Some say the reverberations of drums can heal. In the hands of an accomplished percussionist, they can at least sound great. In late November personnel…

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