Army and Marines Support Waimea Fall Festival

| October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
Families visit the Natural Resources display at the Waimea Fall Festival. (Photo by Kayla Overton)

Families visit the Natural Resources display at the Waimea Fall Festival. (Photo by Kayla Overton)

Kayla Overton
U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Public Affairs

Keiki make buttons at the Natural Resources Office's display at the Waimea Fall Festival. (Photo by Kayla Overton)

Keiki make buttons at the Natural Resources Office’s display at the Waimea Fall Festival. (Photo by Kayla Overton)

WAIMEA, Hawaii — Hawaii Island residents recently kicked-off the fall season with the Waimea Fall Festival, Oct. 13, at the Waimea District Park. It’s estimated that over 8,000 community members attended the festival.

U.S. Army Garrison Pōhakuloa’s Natural Resources Office staff supported the event with informative displays focused on how they manage threatened and endangered species. Keiki visitors to the displays could also learn about native plants by making wearable buttons and getting to view some of the plants up close.

“The Fall Festival was a great opportunity for the Army and Marines to get out into the community and inform and educate residents about the military and Pōhakuloa Training Area,” said Lt. Col. JR Borce, Commander, Pōhakuloa Training Area.

U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron, VMM-363, nicknamed the “Lucky Red Lions,” and Combat Logistics Battalion 3, both from Marine Corps Base Hawaii, also supported the event. The Lucky Red Lions flew in an MV-22B Osprey aircraft for families to explore first-hand. The Combat Logistics Battalion 3 supported with bringing vehicles and gear for keiki to try on.

For more photos from the event, go to https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2208804736065880&type=1&l=281b578939.

U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa leadership and U.S. Marines with the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron, VMM-363, nicknamed the ÒLucky Red Lions,Ó from Marine Corps Base Hawaii stand infront of the MV-22 Osprey before the Waimea Fall Festival. (Photo by Kayla Overton)

U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa leadership and U.S. Marines with the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron, VMM-363, nicknamed the ÒLucky Red Lions,Ó from Marine Corps Base Hawaii stand infront of the MV-22 Osprey before the Waimea Fall Festival. (Photo by Kayla Overton)

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