FORT IRWIN, Calif. — It’s a common joke newcomers hear at Fort Irwin: “We’ve got all the beach…but no water.” That changed May 23 as Army Field transformed into “Irwin Island” for the installation’s summer beach bash, a community event organized by Fort Irwin Family and MWR. Water slides, live music, fire dancers and a catered luau dinner greeted residents as they celebrated the end of the school year and the beginning of the long Memorial Day weekend. A fireworks show, visible across post, capped off the warm desert evening. – C. Kozacek
Guests were greeted with flower leis as they entered “Irwin Island” at Army Field during Fort Irwin’s Island Beach Bash May 23.