Hawthorne Army Depot is enthusiastic regarding its efforts to provide opportunities for the youth in Hawthorne and the surrounding areas.

The Joint Munitions Command, HWAD headquarters, approved a request for the depot to participate in the Pathways Program. The Department of the Army Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students currently enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work and get paid while exploring federal careers through a job with the Department of Army. The application is available on www.usajobs.gov through June 18, 2015.

From October 2014 through February 2015, both government and contractor depot employees, along with the Sportsman’s Association, Hawthorne Boy Scout Troop and

Fallon Boy Scout Troop 1776 assisted Grant Raue with his Eagle Scout project to renovate a cabin at Rose Creek Reservoir and create a tent camping site to benefit the community. The renovated cabin will be available for use by depot employees, scouting troops and other cleared parties. Raue was recognized at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor in Fallon, Nevada on June 6, 2015.

On May 18, 2015, Rose Creek Reservoir was opened to the community for fishing. This provides the opportunity for those who fished at the location, during their youth, to teach their children or grandchildren fishing expertise and share in their joyful discovery of the sport.

Depot employees, from the government and contractor, in conjunction with local community organizations will offer support for the 9/11 Mount Grant Challenge. The 17-mile hike will commence at 7 a.m. on Sept. 12 at Walker Lake (Cottonwood Drive and Highway 95). This year, a special category for youth enrollment will be included for the event to encourage greater participation of students as they “take the Challenge.” Students who completed the hike last year indicated, to the organizers, that the event had positively impacted the beliefs they held in their capabilities.

Lt. Col. Gregory Gibbons, commander of Hawthorne Army Depot, said, “The depot believes strongly in responsible stewardship of the resources that have been entrusted to us. There is no greater resource than today’s youth, who will be tomorrow’s leaders.”