Sgt. Maj. Wanda Rich-Morrison, assigned to the 80th Training Command headquarters, cleans a monument on the headquarters grounds in Richmond, Va., July 14, 2016. Realizing that the contractors responsible for maintaining the grounds of the 80th Training Command headquarters were only responsible for cutting the grass, Soldiers and civilians assigned to the headquarters, decided to do something about it. They fought insects in 90 degree plus temperature for three days cleaning up debris and unsightly weeds around the building. "The Soldiers and civilians got back to the basics of policing their area," said Michael Bland, the 80th TC's chief executive officer. "In the current military environment, we have come to rely too much on contractors to handle that type of work."
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Maj. Wanda Rich-Morrison, assigned to the 80th Training Command headquarters, cleans a monument on the headquarters grounds in Richmond, Va., July 14, 2016. Realizing that the contractors responsible for maintaining the grounds of the 80th Training Command headquarters were only responsible for cutting the grass, Soldiers and civilians assigned to the headquarters, decided to do something about it. They fought insects in 90 degree plus temperature for three days cleaning up debris and unsightly weeds around the building. "The Soldiers and civilians got back to the basics of policing their area," said Michael Bland, the 80th TC's chief executive officer. "In the current military environment, we have come to rely too much on contractors to handle that type of work." (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene 80th Training Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
William A. Downey, the 80th Training Command's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention Program Manager removes leaves and other debris from the grounds of the headquarters building, Richmond, Va., July 14, 2016. Realizing that the contractors responsible for maintaining the grounds of the 80th Training Command headquarters were only responsible for cutting the grass, Soldiers and civilians assigned to the headquarters, decided to do something about it.
They fought insects in 90 degree plus temperature for three days cleaning up debris and unsightly weeds around the building. "The Soldiers and civilians got back to the basics of policing their area," said Michael Bland, the 80th TC's chief executive officer. "In the current military environment, we have come to rely too much on contractors to handle that type of work."
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – William A. Downey, the 80th Training Command's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention Program Manager removes leaves and other debris from the grounds of the headquarters building, Richmond, Va., July 14, 2016. Realizing that the contractors responsible for maintaining the grounds of the 80th Training Command headquarters were only responsible for cutting the grass, Soldiers and civilians assigned to the headquarters, decided to do something about it. They fought insects in 90 degree plus temperature for three days cleaning up debris and unsightly weeds around the building. "The Soldiers and civilians got back to the basics of policing their area," said Michael Bland, the 80th TC's chief executive officer. "In the current military environment, we have come to rely too much on contractors to handle that type of work." (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene 80th Training Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Witherspoon, the supply sergeant of the 80th Training Command's headquarters company, operates a string trimmer on the headquarters grounds, Richmond Va., July 14, 2016. Realizing that the contractors responsible for maintaining the grounds of the 80th Training Command headquarters were only responsible for cutting the grass, Soldiers and civilians assigned to the headquarters, decided to do something about it. They fought insects in 90 degree plus temperature for three days cleaning up debris and unsightly weeds around the building. "The Soldiers and civilians got back to the basics of policing their area," said Michael Bland, the 80th TC's chief executive officer. "In the current military environment, we have come to rely too much on contractors to handle that type of work."
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Witherspoon, the supply sergeant of the 80th Training Command's headquarters company, operates a string trimmer on the headquarters grounds, Richmond Va., July 14, 2016. Realizing that the contractors responsible for maintaining the grounds of the 80th Training Command headquarters were only responsible for cutting the grass, Soldiers and civilians assigned to the headquarters, decided to do something about it. They fought insects in 90 degree plus temperature for three days cleaning up debris and unsightly weeds around the building. "The Soldiers and civilians got back to the basics of policing their area," said Michael Bland, the 80th TC's chief executive officer. "In the current military environment, we have come to rely too much on contractors to handle that type of work." (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene 80th Training Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Master Sgt. Ramone Hardman, 80th Training Command headquarters, rakes leaves on the grounds of the command headquarters, Richmond, Va., July 14, 2016. Realizing that the contractors responsible for maintaining the grounds of the 80th Training Command headquarters were only responsible for cutting the grass, Soldiers and civilians assigned to the headquarters, decided to do something about it.
They fought insects in 90 degree plus temperature for three days cleaning up debris and unsightly weeds around the building.
"The Soldiers and civilians got back to the basics of policing their area," said Michael Bland, the 80th TC's chief executive officer. "In the current military environment, we have come to rely too much on contractors to handle that type of work."
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Master Sgt. Ramone Hardman, 80th Training Command headquarters, rakes leaves on the grounds of the command headquarters, Richmond, Va., July 14, 2016. Realizing that the contractors responsible for maintaining the grounds of the 80th Training Command headquarters were only responsible for cutting the grass, Soldiers and civilians assigned to the headquarters, decided to do something about it. They fought insects in 90 degree plus temperature for three days cleaning up debris and unsightly weeds around the building. "The Soldiers and civilians got back to the basics of policing their area," said Michael Bland, the 80th TC's chief executive officer. "In the current military environment, we have come to rely too much on contractors to handle that type of work." (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene 80th Training Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL