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Today's News

  • 123rd CRG stands up cargo hub

    By AIR FORCE MAJ. DALE GREER

    123rd Airlift Wing

    More than 80 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group stood up a cargo hub in Dakar, Senegal Oct. 5 that will funnel humanitar-ian supplies and equipment into West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the international effort to fight Ebola.

    The epidemic has claimed more than 3,500 lives, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • IRACH celebrating pharmacy week

    By CAPT. JUSTIN NEVINS

    Chief of the Department of Pharmacy

    Pharmacists at Ireland Army Community Hospital will use National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week, Sunday-Oct. 25, to underscore the many new and vital roles they now play in patient care.

    The evolution has been especially dramatic in recent years as pharmacists have moved beyond compounding and dispensing medications to become vital members of multidisciplinary patient-care teams.

  • Tips on how to safely use prescription, OTC meds

    Here are some tips for using your medications safely:

    Tell your doctor and pharmacist all the medicines you take.

    * Bring a medicine list with the names of:

    - Medicines prescribed by your doctors,

    - Medicines you bought at a drug or grocery store (like medicines for pain or a cold), and

    - Vitamins and herbs or nutritional supplements.

    Tell your doctor and pharmacist what you can’t take.

    * Your medicine list should also include:

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    Asphalt resurfacing at Chaffee Gate

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  • Victim blaming can increase cases of domestic violence

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer

    catrina.s.francis2.civ@mail.mil

    “He’s stressed because of me. It won’t happen again.”

    “Do what I say!”

    “I don’t know why I married you, you’re worthless!”

    Those types of statements are frequently attributed to women who attempt to justify why they have become victims of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Prevention Month, which is a national focus on the problem.

  • Soldiers complete quarterly bridge training

    By GAVIN LAPAILLE

    Gold Standard Staff Writer

    gavin.lapaille.ctr@mail.mil

    The 502nd Multi Role Bridge Company, 19th Engineer Battalion, spent a week completing quarterly bridge training at various locations on post. The company completed a series of tasks preparing for mission sustainment from Sept. 29-Oct.3.

  • VA initiative targeting staph infections

    Department of Veterans Affairs

    A Department of Veterans Affairs initia-tive targeting potentially life-threatening staph infections in hospitalized patients has produced significant positive re- sults, according to recent statistics released by VA.

    VA’s success in sub-stantially reducing rates of health care-associated infection with methi-cillin-resistant Staphylo-coccus aureus serves as important confirmation that multifaceted intervention strategies can achieve effective and sustained control of MRSA in U.S. hospitals.

  • Amnesty Program offers ‘no questions asked’ policy

    By CHRIS RAINWATER

    Garrison Safety Director

    People love to collect “stuff,” but sometimes that stuff can be very dangerous as is the case with ammunition. It may get your attention and look very interesting, but collecting old munitions is a very hazardous pastime and an activity to be avoided for your own safety. In the Army, we refer to unexploded ammunition and ordnance as “UXO.”

  • Reviewing, updating DEERS ensures Tricare eligibility

    Tricare

    The lives of service members and their Families are full of transitions. Whether it’s permanent change of station moves, retiring, going from Reserve status to active duty or something else, the one constant is change. The good news is that the service member’s Tricare coverage can stick with you through these life changes, but they do have to make sure that their records in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System are up to date with their latest life events.

  • EEO stressing importance of filling out SF 256

    By KENNETH WAGNER

    EEO Specialist