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JBLM soldiers roll out for community projects

Post by Adam Ashton / The News Tribune on Oct. 22, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
October 22, 2010 1:27 pm

Look out for the guy in camouflage cleaning up Highway 5 tomorrow. He’s going to have lots of company on the road, and at other community service projects around the South Sound today and Saturday.

They’re rolling out to the cities surrounding Joint Base Lewis-McChord to participate in Make a Difference Day.

The projects range from clean-up work on Highway 5 to trail maintenance at Farrell Marsh Park in Steilacoom.

Here’s a look at some of the places where you might see JBLM soldiers:

– Farrell Marsh Park: Fifteen soldiers from the 42nd Military Police Brigade are renovating walking trails today.

–  Tacoma – Ten soldiers plan to clean up Highway 5  between exits 120-122 from 8 to 11 a.m. in support of Madigan Army Medical Center’s Adopt a Highway effort.

–  Roy – A dozen soldiers from the 555th Engineer Brigade are set to make repairs at Roy City Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They’ll be fixing a pavilion roof, drainage ditches, benches at the park’s Christmas tree stand.

–  Rainier – Rainier City Hall stands to get a few fixes from 30 soldiers in the 62nd Medical Brigade beginning at 9 a.m.

–  Lacey – Fifty soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division plan to work on habitat restoration at Lake Lois starting at 9 a.m.

– Yelm – The Yelm Adult Community Center will get some landscape maintenance from soldiers in the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) beginning at 10 a.m.

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