25th Trans. Co. cleans up local school property

| August 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Spc. Charles Jeremia, 25th Trans. Co., 45th Sust. Bde., 8th TSC, edges the lawn at Sunset Beach Elementary School in Haleiwa. Assisting the school’s groundkeeper is part of the unit’s community outreach program.Story and Photo by Capt. Jonathan Fredericks, 45th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 8th Theater Sustainment Command

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Building community relations with the surrounding area is a high priority for the 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

That’s why the 25th Transportation Company, 45th Special Troops Battalion, 45th Sust. Bde., cut grass and picked up litter recently at Sunset Beach Elementary School in Haleiwa.

During the summer months, the brigade focuses on area beautification while the students are on break.
Capt. Ronnie McCullough, commander, 25th Trans. Co., helped edge the lawn along with his Soldiers.

“I think the big thing the Soldiers are getting out of this is the chance to give back to the community and to show that they can do more than just work in the motor pool and other typical Army activities,” he said. “Giving back is just as rewarding.”

“I like it. I enjoy giving back,” said Pfc. Jarred Palmier, who echoed McCullough’s remarks. “I like that it makes the school look a lot better for the kids.”

Interim Principal Phyllis Shipman said that the 25th Trans. Co. was the best unit she has worked with since she has participated in the Army’s community outreach program.

“When we met the (Soldiers) the other day, we took a tour around the campus and told them what needed to be done,” she said. “When I came in today at 7:15 a.m., they were already doing (projects). They don’t need supervision, and they are self-directed.

“They’re great!” Shipman continued, adding she looks forward to the brigade’s Soldiers helping the school again in the future.

The 45th also provides support to Kahuku Elementary and Kahuku Intermediate/High School in intramural sports and Junior ROTC.

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