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  1. No Man's Land Trench Run

    August 11, 2019, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM @ Camp Dodge

    The No Man’s Land Trench Run, named for the dangerous areas between the front lines during WWI, pays homage to the 100th anniversary of WWI and the pivotal role Camp Dodge played in that war. From 1917-1918, Camp Dodge served as a major U.S. Army training base for Soldiers destined for combat duty, with more than 118,000 Soldiers trained at Camp Dodge before deploying to France for combat operations.

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  2. Camp Dodge Tours Celebrating Johnston's 50th Anniversary

    August 11, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Camp Dodge

    CDJMTC was originally established in 1909 and today consists of nearly 5,000 acres of maneuver and cantonment areas, training facilities, ranges, and the one of a kind Sustainment Training Center (STC). More than 2,200 Citizen-Soldiers attend their monthly drills at CDJMTC and nearly a half-million service members and civilians come through its gates on an annual basis making it the third busiest National Guard training location in the country.

    More than 700 fulltime employees work at CDJMTC including full-time military members, federal civil service, state and contract workers. In addition to serving as the headquarters for the Iowa National Guard, the base also provides space for the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs, the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum.

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  3. Sundae in the Park

    August 11, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Johnston Commons

    Join community members and City Department Directors as they welcome the students back to the upcoming school year. The department directors will be serving free ice cream for everyone to enjoy. The event will be held at Johnston Commons, located at 6700 Merle Hay Road from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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