25th Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers volunteer with Habitat for Humanity to give back to the community

By Capt. Jermaine BranchApril 8, 2021

An Alpha Company, 209th Aviation Support Battalion (ASB), 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB)soldier smooths wooden surfaces in preparation for painting while working with Habitat for Humanity, to continue construction on a home being built in Kapolei, Hawaii.
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Alpha Company, 209th Aviation Support Battalion (ASB), 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB)soldier smooths wooden surfaces in preparation for painting while working with Habitat for Humanity, to continue construction on a home being built in Kapolei, Hawaii. (Photo Credit: Capt. Jermaine Branch) VIEW ORIGINAL
Alpha Company, 209th Aviation Support Battalion soldiers pose for a photograph with Ms. Jo Bautista the Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity Leeward.
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An Alpha Company, 209th Aviation Support Battalion (ASB), 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB)soldier smooths wooden surfaces in preparation for painting while working with Habitat for Humanity, to continue construction on a home being built in Kapolei, Hawaii.
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Alpha Company, 209th Aviation Support Battalion (ASB), 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB)soldier smooths wooden surfaces in preparation for painting while working with Habitat for Humanity, to continue construction on a home being built in Kapolei, Hawaii. (Photo Credit: Capt. Jermaine Branch) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Alpha Company, 209th Aviation Support Battalion (ASB), 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB)soldier smooths wooden surfaces in preparation for painting while working with Habitat for Humanity, to continue construction on a home being built in Kapolei, Hawaii.
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Alpha Company, 209th Aviation Support Battalion (ASB), 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB)soldier smooths wooden surfaces in preparation for painting while working with Habitat for Humanity, to continue construction on a home being built in Kapolei, Hawaii. (Photo Credit: Capt. Jermaine Branch) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Vance Brown and Ms. Jo Bautista the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity pose for a photo at a construction site in Kapolei, Hawaii. Brown coordinated with Bautista to organize the volunteer event for the 209th Aviation Support Battalion.
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Vance Brown and Ms. Jo Bautista the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity pose for a photo at a construction site in Kapolei, Hawaii. Brown coordinated with Bautista to organize the volunteer event for the 209th Aviation Support Battalion. (Photo Credit: Capt. Jermaine Branch) VIEW ORIGINAL
A soldier shovels dirt out of a trench at a Habitat for Humanity construction site. Soldiers from Alpha Company 209th Aviation Support Battalion volunteered to assist with the construction of a home being built in Kapolei.
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Sgt. Vance Brown digs a trench around the Habitat for Humanity home being built for a low income family. Soldiers from the 209th Aviation Support Battalion volunteered for with Habitat for Humanity as a way to give back to the community.
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KAPOLEI, HAWAII. - Soldiers from Alpha Company, 209th Aviation Support Battalion (ASB), 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), 25th Infantry Division, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, to work on a home being built in Kapolei, Hawaii.

During the day soldiers painted exterior walls, dug trenches and prepared a deck for painting.

The volunteer effort was coordinated by Sgt. Vance Brown, a Petroleum Supply Specialist with Alpha Company, 209th (ASB).

“I reached out to Jo Bautista from Habitat for Humanity and worked with my chain of command to get everything approved”, said Brown.

“We are looking for opportunities to give back to the community and Habitat for Humanity provides that opportunity”, he said.

Ms. Jo Bautista the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Leeward affiliate said “Volunteers are the lifeline of our organization; without volunteers we could not build these homes.”

“They progressed further than I expected them to”, she said. “They are digging the trench by hand which was started by a mini-excavator and they are moving so quick, I’m impressed.”

Bautista said “I feel so blessed to have all of you guys here."