Sustainers conduct beach cleanup within Ko‘olauloa community

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — A group of Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 25th Sustainment Brigade, pick up rubbish at the Kualoa Regional Beach Park on September 22, during a company beach cleanup. This beach cleanup was a part of an on-going partnership between the 25th Sustainment Brigade and the Ko’olauloa Community. (Photo by Sgt. Ian Ives, 25th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Environments should be safe and clean for all

Staff Sgt. Heather Denby
25th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs
25th Infantry Division

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — There is no debate: The beaches of Hawaii provide picturesque views for Soldiers and other visitors alike.

Twenty-six Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, here, contributed to those views by spending the morning of Friday, Sept. 22, collecting refuse along the Kualoa Regional Beach Park shoreline.

With trash bags and tongs in hand, Soldiers removed cigarette butts, cans, bottles, plastic containers and even a broken pair of dentures.

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Capt. Charles Stewart, an operations officer, with HHC, 524th CSSB, 25th Sust. Bde., picks up rubbish at the Kualoa Regional Beach Park on Sept. 22, during a company beach cleanup. (Photo by Sgt. Ian Ives, 25th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

“It’s amazing what gets left behind at the beach sometimes,” said Staff Sgt. Irving Jordan, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with HHC, 524th CSSB. “Every week I brief my Soldiers on keeping our motor pool clean and safe for us to work in. I think it’s a great example for us to set on and off base.”

Although they are stationed on Schofield Barracks, Soldiers of the 524th CSSB, along with the rest of the 25th Sustainment Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, conduct training within the Ko‘olauloa community at Kahuku Training Area.

“Sure, we conduct training in the area, but we also want to give back,” said Capt. Caitlin Moore, commander of HHC, 524th CSSB.

“The whole idea is living with aloha,” she said. “We work in the same area, we live in the same area, we share the same space and we want that space to be a clean and safe environment for everybody.”

Thirty-seven pounds of refuse were removed by Moore and her Soldiers during the beach cleanup.
The 25th Sust. Bde. is slated to conduct a meet and greet with local school leadership next month to discuss more partnership opportunities.

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers with HHC, 524th CSSB, 25th Sust. Bde., stand for a photo after picking up rubbish at the Kualoa Regional Beach Park on Sept. 22, during a company beach cleanup. (Photo by Sgt. Ian Ives, 25th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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