715th MI Soldiers spruce up Waialua greenhouse

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Sgt. Caleb Hilton (front), Co. B, 715th MI Bn., 500th MI Bde., removes a crate full of flower pots during a cleanup of the Waialua Intermediate & High School greenhouse, July 20.

Sgt. Caleb Hilton (front), Co. B, 715th MI Bn., 500th MI Bde., removes a crate full of flower pots during a cleanup of the Waialua Intermediate & High School greenhouse, July 20.

Story and photos by
Staff Sgt. David Padilla
500th Military Intelligence Brigade Public Affairs

WAIALUA — Soldiers assigned to the 715th Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th MI Brigade, continued their relationship with Waialua Intermediate & High School during a cleanup of the school’s greenhouse, here, July 20.

Soldiers assigned to Co. B, 715th MI Bn., 500th MI Bde., work together to remove a table from the greenhouse during the volunteer cleanup event.

Soldiers assigned to Co. B, 715th MI Bn., 500th MI Bde., work together to remove a table from the
greenhouse during the volunteer cleanup event.

Spc. Elisa Fox, Sgt. Caleb Hilton, Pfc. Odessa Lukas, Sgt. Hanna Shanes and Spc. Adam Wolford, all assigned to Company B, 715th MI Bn., as well as Spc. Prince Johnson, assigned to Signal Co., Headquarters and Headquarters Bn., 25th Infantry Division, helped clean out the greenhouse in preparation for the upcoming school year.

Due to wind damage, the greenhouse had not been used in three years; however, thanks to the Soldiers’ efforts, the foundation has been laid for students to garner an interest in agriculture.

“It’s been the genesis; it’s been the kick-start,” said Marsha Taylor, the school’s culinary arts teacher. “There is no way I could have gotten this together.”

“As a community member, I am so impressed,” added Waialua resident Andrea Woods. “This could have been their free day, and instead they are out here working hard with a great attitude for something that’s not going to benefit them personally.”

The brigade and school have an ongoing relationship through the Army’s School Partnership Program and have been partners since 2008.

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