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Focused on the battle against TBI’s

Gustavo Bahena Colonel Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead, commander of United States Army Medical Department Activity here, and Shannon O’ Kelley, chief operating officer of the UCLA Health System, sign a memorandum of agreement at Fort Irwin, March 31. Traumatic brain injury experts from UCLA and the Army convened during a TBI Summit at this installation. A highly…

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After foot amputation, Soldier’s mission is to remain infantry

Photo by Serina Viers, MEDDAC Spc. Kevin Nguyen performs an Army Physical Fitness Test at Fort Irwin, March 12. Staff Sgt. Rafael Machuca (right) of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, administered the APFT. Sergeant 1st Class Robert Peredo, left, is Nguyen’s platoon sergeant. The right opportunity might not come around often, but when it…

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Vietnam Veterans converge on Fort Irwin for tribute

Photo by Jason Miller, Public Affairs Office A Vietnam War Veteran returns the salute of a young U.S. Naval Sea Cadet. The exchange took place at the 2014 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Ceremony, here, March 28. Home of the National Training Center, Fort Irwin holds the ceremony each year to honor America’s Veterans. Hundreds of…

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Retired K9 finds peace with veteran family

Photo by Carlo Casem, Training Support Center Max, a retired military working dog, was given a certificate, medal and doggie toys by the War Dogs Association Chapter 1-Western Region, a non-profit that supports handlers and adopters of retired military working dogs. Angela and Thomas Boggs (rear) adopted the Belgian Malinois after he was retired from…

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School Age Services children learn about safety, helicopter mission

For some kids, having a day off from school might allow for a few more video games before mom or dad gets home.


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And you thought Fort Irwin was in the middle of nowhere…

Posted  October 18, 2012

Combat Outpost 33, in a mountainous area of the National Training Center, was visited by Col. Dennis Sullivan, commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during his unit’s training, here, Sept. 30. Sullivan and Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Font, senior enlisted advisor for 2 BCT, checked up on Soldiers, who had set up…

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Crowning moments

Posted  October 18, 2012

A group of Soldiers from 1916th Support Battalion “Desert Warriors” staffed a supporting effort for the annual Homecoming Game at Silver Valley High School, Oct. 12. Silver Valley High, the only high school in the Silver Valley Unified School District, is populated by many teenagers from military families living at the National Training Center and…

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Plot comes to fruition

Posted  October 11, 2012

Timothy Moffitt, an employee with The Home Depot at Barstow, uses a Ditch Witch to dig trenches for the irrigation system at the new Fort Irwin Community Garden, Oct. 5. Volunteers from The Home Depot came to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin over the weekend to start building a new community garden on…

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Weed Army Community Hospital partners with Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, to celebrate International Infection Prevention Week, Oct. 14 – 20

Posted  October 11, 2012

Association for Professionals in Infection Control has more than 14,000 members and is the leading professional association for infection preventionists. Most members are nurses, medical technologists, epidemiologists, public health professionals and physicians, who educate healthcare personnel and the public about infectious diseases and how to limit their spread. They also collaborate with other consumer groups,…

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Breast Cancer Prevention: Are we what we eat?

Posted  October 11, 2012

Research suggests that the typical American diet may be at least partly responsible for about 30 to 40 percent of all cancers. However, it is doubtful that diet alone is the “cause” or “cure” of cancer. There is no “magic bullet,” whether it is medicine, food, dietary supplements, or herbals, to prevent breast cancer. Although…

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Statistics show bullying increasing, but mitigating problem possible

Posted  October 11, 2012

Military servicemembers and civilian personnel attended the recent International Violence Abuse and Trauma Conference, where experts provided information and possible solutions to a wide range of problems afflicting our families. I had the opportunity to attend the conference and learn about the problem of bullying in greater detail. Statistics, descriptions, and mitigating techniques were discussed….

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Thank you for your hospitality, love, support, and significant contributions to our healing

Posted  October 11, 2012

Recently the Fort Irwin community hosted my husband, retired Capt. Ed Colley, and me for the Suicide Prevention Stand-Down, Sept. 18. We were impressed by many things. We understand that in today’s fiscal climate, where every military member and organization is pushed to “do more with less,” carving out an entire day to address issues…

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Road rage, aggressive driving dangerous

Posted  October 11, 2012

The term “Road Rage” originated during the years 1987 and 1988, when a local television station reported on the rash of freeway shootings occurring on Interstates 10, 110 and 405 in Los Angeles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, road rage is defined as “an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous…

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Collaborative effort increases safety, saves resources

Posted  October 11, 2012

Fort Irwin Ammo Supply Point personnel assemble Vehicle Emergency Signal Kits and improve safety by maintaining the integrity of the pyrotechnics inside the container. Proper reporting and feedback from National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilian and contract employees to the United States Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center resulted in the…

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New Army Child & Youth Fee Policy implemented

Posted  October 11, 2012

On Oct. 1, the Army Child & Youth Fee Policy for fiscal year 2012-13 was implemented for Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Middle School & Teen Programs, SKIES Unlimited Instructional Programs, Youth Sports & Fitness, and Army Community Based Programs. New Family Child Care fees will be implemented on Nov. 1. Ten percent will…

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