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Lewis-McChord airmen lend a hand at Tacoma’s Northwest Trek

Post by Adam Ashton / The News Tribune on June 8, 2012 at 10:53 am |
June 8, 2012 10:53 am
About 20 airmen from Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 62nd Airlift Wing spent Wednesday hacking blackberries and cleaning up Tacoma's Northwest Trek. Photo courtesy Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.

Tacoma’s Northwest Trek Wildlife Park this week got some muscle this week from about 20 Joint Base Lewis-McChord airmen who spent Wednesday giving the grounds a late-spring cleaning.

The airmen belong to Lewis-McChord’s 62nd Airlift Wing. They wanted to get their hands dirty hacking blackberries and planting trees to build connections with the communities around the base.

“It’s part of being a well-rounded member of the military community,” and the work helps keep air crews fit,  Staff Sgt. James Lee, 30, who organized the work party, said in a news release from the park.

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