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July 12, 2012

Fun in the Sun at the “Red, White and BOOM Bash!”

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Photos by Gus Bahena, Media Relations Officer

“Let me hear you, Fort Irwin!” The Fort Irwin Garrison Commander, Col. Kurt Pinkerton (right), and Dex Espinoza, lead singer for “Straight Shooter,” address the Fourth of July crowd at Army Field on Fort Irwin.

Dex Espinoza, lead singer for “Straight Shooter,” rocks out during his band’s performance at the Fort Irwin July 4th shindig. Straight Shooter is a “Bad Company” 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 country’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 “Red, White and Boom Bash” 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 “Red, White, and Boom” celebration at Fort Irwin, July 4.

Kenny Metcalf performs with his band, “Elton – The Early Years,” during the Independence Day celebration at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center.

“A regular Annie Oakley.” 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 “Red, White and Boom Bash” at Fort Irwin, July 4.

“Love and patriotism – a great combination.” 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 Hawn’s 22-years-of-service.

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