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36th FSS Airmen clean up local flea market

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  • By Senior Airman Shane Dunaway
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
Nearly a dozen Airmen from the 36th Force Support Squadron volunteered more than 20 hours cleaning up the Dededo Flea Market March 22. 

The Airmen spent two hours each picking up plastic bags, paper towels and other miscellaneous debris strewn throughout the area while local vendors observed and inquired about their presence. 

"People were asking why we were out there cleaning," said Airman 1st Class Maria Alvarez, 36th FSS resource advisor. "I think it's important for the [Guam community] to see that the base and Navy are willing to step up to the plate and contribute to making our surroundings more beautiful." 

Members of the 36th FSS Booster Club, the "Kashyyyk Wookies," organized the clean-up event. 

"The Dededo mayor allows organizations to sign up to come out and clean up once per calendar year," said Staff Sgt. Curt Mitchell, who works in the First Term Airmen Center here. 

Leadership at Andersen view volunteer activities as a top priority to foster positive relations within the local community. 

"Two hours isn't that time much to dedicate toward volunteering," Airman Alvarez said. "After you're done volunteering, you can go to the beach and hang out with your friends."
For more information or to volunteer, Airmen should contact their squadron booster club representatives or their private organization representatives.