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Making Fort Irwin “Go First Class”

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin (second, from left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers attach a “Go First Class” dental streamer to the guidon of United States Army Dental Clinic Command during a ceremony here, Feb. 24. Sgt. 1st Class Terry Scott, senior dental non-commissioned officer with…

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Inspiring a bright future from the past

Gustavo Bahena Maj. Kiryenski Jones, officer in charge of Sustainment Automation Support Management with 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, spoke at the Fort Irwin African American/Black History Month celebration here, Feb. 11. Fort Irwin celebrated African American/Black History Month with a ceremony here, Feb. 11. This year’s theme was “A Century of Black Life, History and…

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The most memorable 25 months of my military life

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Major Gen. Ted Martin stands in his office next to a photo of his father, Ephraim Martin III. Martin senior, who has since passed away, served in the Navy during World War II. After the war, he joined the ROTC at the University of Maine and was commissioned…

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Defense secretary outlines his priorities

Ash Carter, who was sworn in as the 25th secretary of defense Feb. 17, laid out his top priorities in a message to the Department of Defense workforce. Carter’s message: I am honored to become your secretary of defense. I am proud to lead men and women who devote their lives to the highest calling…

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Course prepares NCOs for successful outcomes

Gustavo Bahena Graduates of Battle Staff Non-commissioned Officer Course 06-15: Sgt. 1st Class Eduardo Gomez, Sgt. 1st Class Maurice Carter, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Cummings, Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Sentilles, Sgt. 1st Class Demetri Alston, Staff Sgt. Aaron Bascom, Staff Sgt. Rodolfo De La Cruz, Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Francis, Sgt. 1st Class Judith King, Sgt….


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Salutes & Awards

Fort Irwin children are “Proud, Ready & Resilient”

Posted  April 5, 2013

Child, Youth and School Services honor our children during the Month of the Military Child In 1986, Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger designated each April as the “Month of the Military Child.” Recognizing the contribution that the military child makes as their parent or parents serve our nation, it is during April of each…

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Health & Safety

The dangers and consequences of prescription drug abuse

Posted  April 5, 2013

Prescription drug abuse has become the number one drug problem among young Americans. Nearly seven million Americans are abusing prescription drugs—more than the number who are abusing cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, Ecstasy, and inhalants, combined. Narcotic pain-relief prescriptions for injured United States troops have jumped from 30,000 a month to 50,000 since the Iraq war began,…

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Stay on top of RSV

Posted  April 5, 2013

It’s RSV time again – the time of year that many infants and young children become ill from this particular type of virus. Respiratory Syncytial (pronounced sin-SISH-uhl) Virus, or RSV for short, is a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages. For most healthy older children and adults, it results in cold-like symptoms…

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Weed Army Community Hospital Infection Prevention Program update

Posted  April 5, 2013

Post traumatic stress disorders do not automatically cause problems with alcohol use; there are many people with PTSD who do not have problems with alcohol. However, PTSD and alcohol together can be serious trouble for the trauma survivor and his or her family. Symptoms of PTSD often are worsened by alcohol use. •Although alcohol can…

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February and March 2013 – Birth announcements

Posted  April 5, 2013

Penelope Amelie Grace was born March 25 to Capt. Allan and Raquel Andres. FEBRUARY: Jilliane Ayele – girl Feb. 2 at 9:18 a.m. 7 lbs., 14 oz., 20 inches Amakoe and Cassandra Hunlede Unit/Company: 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment   Kellan Vanloc – boy Feb. 7 at 10.39 a.m. 7 lbs., 3 oz., 20.5…

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BG Martin 19th commander of NTC and Fort Irwin

Posted  March 1, 2013

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed the arrival of its new commander during a change of command ceremony, here, Feb. 21. Brigadier Gen. Ted Martin took command as he received the NTC colors from Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of United States Army Forces Command.

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Workplace gossip can be harmful to individual, organization

Posted  March 1, 2013

Part 1 of 3 As the Director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Program at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, I have witnessed a growing concern in the effects of gossiping. As the EEO Director, I see too much of this, much too often. Repeatedly, I have had the duty of explaining the avenue…

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Employee Assistance Program: a resource for the workforce

Posted  March 1, 2013

As the Employee Assistance Program coordinator, I assist clients with life issues that might affect their well being, and their ability to perform work duties. The EAP services include: screening/assessment, referral, individual, group and family counseling. The EAP provides professional assistance for a wide range of personal and family concerns such as stress management, relationship…

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Events

Helping you find employment

Posted  March 1, 2013

March 14 Employer Meet and Greet event customized for Fort Irwin community Looking for a job? Having a hard time getting one-on-one time with employers? Your chance to meet employers, who are hiring now, is right around the corner. Mark your calendars for the Employer Meet and Greet taking place at Sandy Basin Community Center…

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Ski the Sierras

Posted  March 1, 2013

Mammoth Mountain in Sierra Nevada range offers plenty of snow recreation The ski season is not over yet. One exceptional place to check out during the winter (or summer) while stationed at Fort Irwin, Calif., is Mammoth Mountain ski resort, located in this state’s most famous mountain range, the Sierra Nevada. And getting there can…

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