US Army Corps of Engineers
Los Angeles District

District commander tours Fort Irwin construction projects

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District
Published Sept. 17, 2015
Col. Kirk Gibbs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District commander,John Keever, USACE Los Angeles District chief of construction, and Capt. Evan Nelson, project engineer discuss design features at the Weed Army Hospital replacement project site.  Gibbs, toured several District projects at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, during a visit to the fort Sept. 9-10.

Col. Kirk Gibbs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District commander,John Keever, USACE Los Angeles District chief of construction, and Capt. Evan Nelson, project engineer discuss design features at the Weed Army Hospital replacement project site. Gibbs, toured several District projects at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, during a visit to the fort Sept. 9-10.

Maj. Hugh Dougalas, USACE project engineer for the new Fort Irwin Water Works project, explains the water treament process to Col. Kirk Gibbs, the commander of the Los Angeles District during a tour of the processing building.  Gibbs, 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.  

The project is the Design Build of a 6.0 million gallon per day Water Treatment Plant.  The Plant will treat all contaminants found in Fort Irwin's ground water in accordance with  federal and state requirements (i.e.: arsenic, fluoride, nitrate, and total dissolved solids). The Plant will include an Electro-Dialysis Reversal EDR primary treatment process along with water recovery on the waste stream. The total water recovery of the plant will exceed 99 percent or better with zero liquid discharge.  The project also includes water supply and distribution system upgrades to further support the Fort Irwin community.

Maj. Hugh Dougalas, USACE project engineer for the new Fort Irwin Water Works project, explains the water treament process to Col. Kirk Gibbs, the commander of the Los Angeles District during a tour of the processing building. Gibbs, 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. The project is the Design Build of a 6.0 million gallon per day Water Treatment Plant. The Plant will treat all contaminants found in Fort Irwin's ground water in accordance with federal and state requirements (i.e.: arsenic, fluoride, nitrate, and total dissolved solids). The Plant will include an Electro-Dialysis Reversal EDR primary treatment process along with water recovery on the waste stream. The total water recovery of the plant will exceed 99 percent or better with zero liquid discharge. The project also includes water supply and distribution system upgrades to further support the Fort Irwin community.

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.

After a project update brieifing,Gibbs toured the new Fort Irwin Weed Army Replacement Hospital project.

Location: Emergency room

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. After a project update brieifing,Gibbs toured the new Fort Irwin Weed Army Replacement Hospital project. Location: Emergency room

Col. Kirk Gibbs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District commander, and visited  current construction projects at Fort Irwin. Calif., Sept. 9-10.  Gibbs met with project personnel to include senior project managers and engineers.  After a project brieifing, he toured the new Fort Irwin Weed Army Replacement Hospital project.

The Los Angeles District is managing the construction of the 216,000 square foot facility that will provide new tertiary care, emergency medicine and clinical support activities to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin.

Col. Kirk Gibbs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District commander, and visited current construction projects at Fort Irwin. Calif., Sept. 9-10. Gibbs met with project personnel to include senior project managers and engineers. After a project brieifing, he toured the new Fort Irwin Weed Army Replacement Hospital project. The Los Angeles District is managing the construction of the 216,000 square foot facility that will provide new tertiary care, emergency medicine and clinical support activities to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin.

USACE construction representive Dan Cook explains the EDR technology process for water treatment to Los Angeles District Commander Col. Kirk Gibbs at the Fort Irwin Water Works, Sept. 9.
 
“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.

USACE construction representive Dan Cook explains the EDR technology process for water treatment to Los Angeles District Commander Col. Kirk Gibbs at the Fort Irwin Water Works, Sept. 9. “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.

LOS ANGELES—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.

Gibbs, who took command of the District in July, was accompanied by David Van Dorpe, District deputy engineer for programs and project management. Gibbs met with District employees and toured projects as he began his command of the District.

On the first day of the trip, Gibbs and Van Dorpe toured ongoing military construction projects, including a new hospital and a water treatment plant.

“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 achieve energy security and sustainability. 

During this visit, Gibbs participated in an office luncheon where he presented commander’s coins to Corps team members in recognition of their outstanding work and service awards to people who have completed more than 30 years of government service.

On the second day of the trip, Gibbs toured several projects that support the storm drainage system at the fort and Soldiers barracks. Gibbs also met with key stakeholders and partners at the National Training Center