â€œLet me hear you, Fort Irwin!â€ The Fort Irwin Garrison Commander, Col. Kurt Pinkerton (right), and Dex Espinoza, lead singer for â€œStraight Shooter,â€ address the Fourth of July crowd at Army Field on Fort Irwin.
Dex Espinoza, lead singer for â€œStraight Shooter,â€ rocks out during his bandâ€™s performance at the Fort Irwin July 4th shindig. Straight Shooter is a â€œBad Companyâ€ tribute band from Los Angeles.
Gunnar St. Pierre, 8, climbs as his father, Sgt. 1st Class Ben St. Pierre, helps out. They were attending the family-themed celebration of our countryâ€™s birthday at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center. Dad is a helicopter mechanic with B Company, 2916th Battalion, 916th Support Brigade.
Arieanna Corbin, 9, glides through the air attached to a sling-ride for children, July 4. She was attending the â€œRed, White and Boom Bashâ€ at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center with her mother Melissa Corbin. Dad is Staff Sgt. Marvin Corbin, a truck driver with Supply and Transportation Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.
Sophia Figueroa, 2, throws a red ball as her sister, Josie, 8, motivates her. The young girls were attending the â€œRed, White, and Boomâ€ celebration at Fort Irwin, July 4.
Kenny Metcalf performs with his band, â€œElton – The Early Years,” during the Independence Day celebration at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center.
â€œA regular Annie Oakley.â€ Merrick Ridenhour, 9, hits her mark: Eduardo Poulson, 11. The children enjoyed water-squirting play as part of the activities offered for the community.
Specialist Jerry Gayton, a combat engineer with the 58th Combat Engineer Company, shows-off his prize: a coffee maker. He had just won an opportunity drawing at the â€œRed, White and Boom Bashâ€ at Fort Irwin, July 4.
â€œLove and patriotism â€“ a great combination.â€ Staff Sgt. Joseph Hawn and wife, Cindy, enjoyed attending the July 4th celebration put on by Fort Irwin for its community. Hawn is a mechanic with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. The couple will be retiring later this year from the military, after Hawnâ€™s 22-years-of-service.
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