Sustainers conduct beach cleanup within Ko'olauloa community
By Staff Sgt. Heather A. Denby, 25th Sustainment BrigadeSeptember 25, 2017
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 22, 2017) -- 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 their Friday morning 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.
"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 motorpool 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 524th CSSB, along with the rest of the 25th Sustainment Brigade, 25th Infantry Division conducts 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 was 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.