Fort Irwin, Calif., transforms desert into tropical isle

By Ms. Vickey Mouze (USAG Hawaii)July 27, 2008

The Polynesian dance group, Samoa Mo Samoa of Fort Irwin, performs authentic island dances at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. The community event transforms a patch of Fort Irwin's Mojave Desert into a tropical isle, offering water slides, island music and entertainment.
1 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Polynesian dance group, Samoa Mo Samoa of Fort Irwin, performs authentic island dances at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. The community event transforms a patch of Fort Irwin's Mojave Desert into a tropical isle, offering water slides, island music and entertainment. (Photo Credit: Ms. Vickey Mouze (USAG Hawaii)) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Polynesian dance group, Samoa Mo Samoa of Fort Irwin, performs authentic island dances at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. The community event transforms a patch of Fort Irwin's Mojave Desert into a tropical isle, offering water slides, island music and entertainment.
2 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Polynesian dance group, Samoa Mo Samoa of Fort Irwin, performs authentic island dances at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. The community event transforms a patch of Fort Irwin's Mojave Desert into a tropical isle, offering water slides, island music and entertainment. (Photo Credit: Ms. Vickey Mouze (USAG Hawaii)) VIEW ORIGINAL
: The Polynesian dance group, Samoa Mo Samoa of Fort Irwin, performs authentic island dances at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. The community event transforms a patch of Fort Irwin's Mojave Desert into a tropical isle, offering water slides, island music and entertainment.
3 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – : The Polynesian dance group, Samoa Mo Samoa of Fort Irwin, performs authentic island dances at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. The community event transforms a patch of Fort Irwin's Mojave Desert into a tropical isle, offering water slides, island music and entertainment. (Photo Credit: Ms. Vickey Mouze (USAG Hawaii)) VIEW ORIGINAL
The audience watches a martial arts demonstration by Hayes TaeKwonDo Unlimited of Fort Irwin at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. The community event transforms a patch of Fort Irwin's Mojave Desert into a tropical isle, offering water slides, island music and entertainment
4 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The audience watches a martial arts demonstration by Hayes TaeKwonDo Unlimited of Fort Irwin at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. The community event transforms a patch of Fort Irwin's Mojave Desert into a tropical isle, offering water slides, island music and entertainment (Photo Credit: Ms. Vickey Mouze (USAG Hawaii)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Hayes TaeKwonDo Unlimited of Fort Irwin gives a demonstration at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. The community event transforms a patch of Fort Irwin's Mojave Desert into a tropical isle, offering water slides, island music and entertainment.
5 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Hayes TaeKwonDo Unlimited of Fort Irwin gives a demonstration at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. The community event transforms a patch of Fort Irwin's Mojave Desert into a tropical isle, offering water slides, island music and entertainment. (Photo Credit: Ms. Vickey Mouze (USAG Hawaii)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Hayes TaeKwonDo Unlimited of Fort Irwin gives a demonstration at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. The community event transforms a patch of Fort Irwin's Mojave Desert into a tropical isle, offering water slides, island music and entertainment."
6 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Hayes TaeKwonDo Unlimited of Fort Irwin gives a demonstration at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. The community event transforms a patch of Fort Irwin's Mojave Desert into a tropical isle, offering water slides, island music and entertainment." (Photo Credit: Ms. Vickey Mouze (USAG Hawaii)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Kids enjoy an inflatable Lagoon Water Park at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. A community event, the Beach Bash transforms a patch of Fort Irwin's Mojave Desert into a tropical isle."
7 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Kids enjoy an inflatable Lagoon Water Park at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. A community event, the Beach Bash transforms a patch of Fort Irwin's Mojave Desert into a tropical isle." (Photo Credit: Ms. Vickey Mouze (USAG Hawaii)) VIEW ORIGINAL
1st Lt. Josh Payne helps daughter Katie, 4, balance on the "Surf Sensation" at the NTC and Fort Irwin third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. A community event, the Beach Bash transforms a patch of Fort Irwin's Mojave Desert. 1st Lt. Payne is assigned to the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin."
8 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 1st Lt. Josh Payne helps daughter Katie, 4, balance on the "Surf Sensation" at the NTC and Fort Irwin third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. A community event, the Beach Bash transforms a patch of Fort Irwin's Mojave Desert. 1st Lt. Payne is assigned to the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin." (Photo Credit: Ms. Vickey Mouze (USAG Hawaii)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Aviation Company, Core Support Battalion, National Training Center Support Brigade, flew in some of their rotary wing aircraft, including the UH-60A Black Hawk (foreground) for the NTC and Fort Irwin third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. A community event, the Beach Bash transforms a patch of Fort Irwin's Mojave Desert into a tropical paradise complete with swaying palm trees and a surfing machine. "
9 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Aviation Company, Core Support Battalion, National Training Center Support Brigade, flew in some of their rotary wing aircraft, including the UH-60A Black Hawk (foreground) for the NTC and Fort Irwin third annual Beach Bash on Saturday, July 26. A community event, the Beach Bash transforms a patch of Fort Irwin's Mojave Desert into a tropical paradise complete with swaying palm trees and a surfing machine. " (Photo Credit: Ms. Vickey Mouze (USAG Hawaii)) VIEW ORIGINAL