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The 300th Army Band from Bell, California, under the direction of Chief Warrant Officer Jeff Smith played in today's formal change of command ceremony held July 31 at the Community Center at Fort Mac Arthur in San Pedro, Calif.
The 300th Army Band
7/31/2015 9:14:00 PM
Brig. Gen. Mark Toy, commander of the Corps’ South Pacific Division; Col. Kim Colloton, 60th Commander of the LA District; Col. Kirk Gibbs, 61st Commander of the LA District nad David Van Dorpoe, Deputy Engineer of the LA District salute the American Flag while the National Anthem singing by being sung by Dawn Parker of the District's Planning Division during a formal change of command ceremony held July 31 at the Community Center at Fort Mac Arthur in San Pedro, Calif.
Leaders salute
7/31/2015 9:06:00 PM
Jeanne Imamura, a civilian member of the District, is presenting a bouquet of yellow rose BUDs to Mrs.Kim Gibbs, wife of Col. Kirk Gibbs, to signify a bright new beginning.  In time, the roses will bloom and blossom as will her relationship with the district. 
Col. Kirk Gibbs assumed responsibilities as the 61th Commander and District Engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District during a formal change of command ceremony held July 31 at the Community Center at Fort Mac Arthur in San Pedro, Calif.
Mrs. Gibbs gets roses
7/31/2015 7:53:00 PM
Brig. Gen. Mark Toy, commander of the Corps’ South Pacific Division, placed the Corps of Engineers flag into Gibb’s hands at the ceremony. 

In military tradition, passing the flag represents the transfer of command.

The change of command ceremony today was held at the Community Center, Fort MacArthur, in San Pedro, California.

Col. Kim Colloton relinquished command to Col. Kirk Gibbs during this traditional Army ceremony.

 Gibbs took command following an assignment as assistant deputy operations director within the National Military Command Center at the Pentagon. He is the 61st commander of the District.
 
"To the employees of the District...," said Gibbs, " I will give you nothing less than my very best for the next three years, that is my commitment to you."
61st District commander takes command
7/31/2015 7:46:00 PM
This is a view of the Sepulveda Dam from inside the basin where water collects during rain storms. The left side of the dam shows the spillways where the gates will be tested and the right side shows the outlet passages into the Los Angeles River.
Sepulveda Dam gates test
7/24/2015 6:22:00 PM
Water flows through the concrete channel of the Los Angeles River on its journey towards the Pacific Ocean Aug. 12, 2013.
Los Angeles River
7/16/2015 5:38:00 PM
Munitions debris in the form of a 105mm projectile identified at the former Dry Canyon Artillery Range in the Los Padres National Forest near Frazier Park, California.
Former Dry Canyon Artillery Range
7/15/2015 9:53:00 AM
Shrapnel and a rotating band from 37mm ammunition identified at the former Dry Canyon Artillery Range in the Los Padres National Forest near Frazier Park, California.
Former Dry Canyon Artillery Range
7/15/2015 9:51:00 AM
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