District commander tours Fort Irwin construction projects
Col. Kirk Gibbs, the commander of the Los Angeles District, toured several District projects at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, during a visit to the fort Sept. 9-10. “Fort Irwin is such an important Army post, as far as the readiness of our entire Army,” said Gibbs. “To be a partner with them and doing construction that supports that overall readiness mission, which is Gen. Milley’s [Gen. Mark A. Milley, Army chief of staff] number one priority, readiness.” Gibbs further commented that the work that the District is doing at the NTC supports one of USACE’s Campaign Plan goals of “Support National Security,” in that the District is partnering with the installation to deliver and maintain enduring installations. Also, the water treatment plant construction project, known as the Irwin Water Works, clearly supports another objective of the campaign plan to achievie energy security and sustainability. Gibbs and senior project leaders tour the processing building.