To Fort Irwin Directorate of Emergency Services held a week of events to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Military Police Corps Regiment.
The week began with a golf outing at the Marine Corps Logistics Base on Monday and concluded on Friday with a barbeque lunch at Fort Irwin.
A highlight of the week was the Thursday relay run along Fort Irwin Road. First responders were joined by Soldiers, civilians, family members, veterans and retirees from Fort Irwin, Barstow and surrounding communities for the run.
The runners trekked from Interstate 15 to the Garrison Headquarters carrying an American Flag, passing the flag to the next runner every mile. It took just over 5 hours to complete the 32 mile run.
After the run, DES commander, Lt. Col. Bradford Fisher congratulated those who participated in the run.
“Just as it took a group of individuals to accomplish this run, we understand that we can’t accomplish our missions without the spirit of cooperation that our agencies demonstrate on a daily basis, Fisher said. “This flag will be presented to the Barstow Veterans Home of California later today as a reminder of those who served before us as a symbol of our appreciation for everything they have done.“
Later in the afternoon, the DES command team and personnel presented the flag to the Barstow Veterans Home.