Posts Tagged ‘featured’


Dangers, consequences of prescription drug abuse

Posted May 6, 2016 by By Ronney Hester

Army regulation 600-85, paragraph 1-8 indicates the personal, organizational and professional consequences of substance abuse when it states: “Alcohol and drug abuse by Soldiers and civilian corps members can seriously damage their physical and behavioral health, jeopardize their safety and the safety of those around them, and can lead to criminal and administrative disciplinary actions….

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Survival rates improving for soldiers wounded in combat, says Army surgeon general

Posted August 24, 2016 by David Vergun

About 92 percent of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have made it home alive, according to Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West. That's the highest percentage in the history of warfare, despite the rising severity of battle injuries from increasingly lethal weapons.

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311th ESC Brigades conduct joint operations

Posted November 28, 2016 by Capt. Fernando Ochoa

Brig. Gen. David Elwell, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, visited Col. Toni Glover, 650th Regional Support Group commander, and Col. Chris Barra, 304th Sustainment Brigade commander, at the Fort Irwin National Training Center Nov. 17-20.

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Child care delays, unemployed spouses still major concerns, Dailey tells Congress

Posted February 17, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

Access to quality child care is an essential benefit for service members with children, especially for those with spouses who work full time or are seeking employment. But with more than 5,500 children waiting to get into Army child care programs, senior leaders are worried the backlog could affect the readiness of military parents.

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It’s time to move past incremental modernization in aviation, says major general

Posted May 1, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

The Army must move past incremental modernization to existing systems and make the leap forward to new capabilities if it wants to maintain overmatch against adversaries, said Maj. Gen. Robert Marion.

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Salutes & Awards

Installation Awarded for Charitable Giving

Posted July 7, 2017 by By Jason Miller

The Combined Federal Campaign of Greater SoCal acknowledged Monday that Fort Irwin Soldiers, Families and civilians are selfless Americans willing to go above and beyond, raising thousands of dollars for charities. The Installation received an award for finishing tenth place out of 450 federal facilities in the Combined Federal Campaign of Greater SoCal region, raising…

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Task Force Wraith Soldiers conduct joint training with four-legged troops

Posted September 25, 2017 by Maj. Jeremy Duffy

Soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade's Task Force Wraith conducted joint tactical training with the U.S. Marines from Area Support Group -- Kuwait's Directorate of Emergency Services at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in early September.

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Flu Shots Increase Readiness at the National Training Center

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Weed Army Community Hospital increased the readiness of service members at the National Training Center by bringing the influenza vaccine to their area of operation, beginning Nov. 9. “Making sure [the shots] are done in a timely fashion and in a way that works for the units sometimes is a logistical…

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Tiefort Mountain summit attracts Fort Irwin locals, visitors alike

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Rising more than 3,000 feet above the surrounding desert, Tiefort Mountain is a constant backdrop to life at the National Training Center. Its twin peaks are often off-limits due to their location in the “Box”, but when weather and training schedules allow, guides from Fort Irwin’s Outdoor Recreation lead group climbs…

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WACH maintains high-level national accreditation, survey finds no clinical deficiencies

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Joint Commission (TJC) visited Weed Army Community Hospital April 24 to assess the hospital’s quality of care following its recent transition to a new $211 million facility. The survey found no clinical deficiencies. TJC is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs…

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