Local

August 2, 2012

Making Fort Irwin a community of choice

Fort Irwin has been continually growing and changing since its re-establishment in 1981. Here’s an update on some of the latest projects that are helping the community become an installation of choice:

The zero-depth water spray park is set for completion by the end of August. Located near Coyote Activity Center, it will include a variety of water activities for children to enjoy.

Plans are in the works for a new water treatment facility that will serve the more than 20,000 people who live and work on Fort Irwin. The new facility will replace the current one and will provide more than 5 million gallons of water each day. The project is set to be awarded to a contractor by Sept. 30, and is slated for completion in fiscal year 2015.

The new playground and community pavilion were completed in July and are open for use. The area, near the intersection of Barstow and Inner Loop roads, features a covered concrete pavilion with restrooms, a shaded playground, and shaded picnic areas.

Community Park Pavillion

Reggie’s closed indefinitely on June 18 for an extensive brand overhaul. The new brand will provide a casual dining atmosphere with great menu items and impeccable service. It will be more than just a place to eat, it will be a destination to enjoy a tastefully simple menu of grilled American fare paired with your favorite full-flavored crafted brews. The first phase of renovation, including the bar, will be complete by the end of September. The second phase of renovation, including the corridor and other areas, will be complete by the end of October. The facility will reopen by Veterans Day.

The Warrior Zone, located in Ingalls Recreation Center, is set for completion at the end of December. It will be a place for Soldiers to relax and socialize and will feature a variety of lounge areas.

The new aerobics center, located on Third Street across from Ingalls Recreation Center and Freedom Fitness Center, is set to open Oct. 25. It will provide space for fitness classes such as yoga and spinning.

A new hospital to replace the current Weed Army Community Hospital facility is set for completion in 2015. The new hospital will be a state-of-the-art medical facility that will serve the 15,000 service members, family members, and retirees in the Fort Irwin and High Desert areas. It will be the first carbon-neutral hospital in the Department of Defense, meaning it will generate more power than it will use through an array of solar panels. The project has been delayed by four months due to environmental requirements.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Gustavo Bahena

Focused on the battle against TBI’s

Gustavo Bahena Colonel Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead, commander of United States Army Medical Department Activity here, and Shannon O’ Kelley, chief operating officer of the UCLA Health System, sign a memorandum of agreement at For...
 
 
Photo by Serina Viers, MEDDAC

After foot amputation, Soldier’s mission is to remain infantry

Photo by Serina Viers, MEDDAC Spc. Kevin Nguyen performs an Army Physical Fitness Test at Fort Irwin, March 12. Staff Sgt. Rafael Machuca (right) of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, administered the APFT. Sergeant 1st C...
 
 
Photo by Jason Miller, Public Affairs Office

Vietnam Veterans converge on Fort Irwin for tribute

Photo by Jason Miller, Public Affairs Office A Vietnam War Veteran returns the salute of a young U.S. Naval Sea Cadet. The exchange took place at the 2014 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Ceremony, here, March 28. Home of the Nati...
 

 
Photo by Carlo Casem, Training Support Center

Retired K9 finds peace with veteran family

Photo by Carlo Casem, Training Support Center Max, a retired military working dog, was given a certificate, medal and doggie toys by the War Dogs Association Chapter 1-Western Region, a non-profit that supports handlers and ado...
 
 

News Briefs April 4, 2014

Ongoing Free tax preparation services. Fort Irwin Tax Center, building 288. All Active Duty, Retirees, and their dependents, as well as Reserve and National Guard on orders for more than 30 days, can use the Tax Center for free tax preparation. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call for an appointment at 380-3604....
 
 
CW3-shows-helicopter

School Age Services children learn about safety, helicopter mission

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Rob Lopez, a UH-72 A Lakota helicopter pilot with B Company, 2916th Aviation Battalion here, speaks to children from the School Age Services program about the Sokol helicopter mission at the National Tra...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin