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June 6, 2014

‘The Rock’ of refuge

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Fort Irwin’s Chapel Youth Program opened the doors to “The Rock” after a ribbon cutting ceremony here, May 14. National Training Center and Fort Irwin commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin and United States Army Garrison commander Col. Jon Braga cut through a ceremonial ribbon signifying the opening of the youth center. The post Chapel spearheaded the remodeling of building 317, which now includes a band stage, video game room, a common area, kitchen, and a leisure area. The walls are covered in California-themed murals. Military spouse and volunteer Carolyn McLain designed the layout and murals, and supervised the work performed by volunteers. Installation Chaplain (Col.) Terry McBride quoted a verse and described the center “as a rock of refuge to which I can always go.”
 
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