Sailors Support Community Relations in Chinhae

Story Number: NNS110320-08Release Date: 3/20/2011 8:54:00 PM
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From Commander, Naval Forces Korea Public Affairs

JINHAE, Korea (NNS) -- Sailors aboard Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae (CFAC) volunteered for a community relations project March 15 to support the upcoming Cherry Blossom Festival in Jinhae, Republic of Korea (ROK).

The clean up project was a part of a joint community service project with Republic of Korea (ROK) navy personnel for removal of trash and debris.

The city asked the Sailors of the two nations to clean up a newly built road in the city of Jinhae in preparation for the internationally attended Cherry Blossom Festival.

The Sailors from CFAC and the ROK navy eagerly responded as they removed trash and debris. Service members from the two nations worked side-by-side demonstrating a continuing partnership between the two ally nations.

"This is such a great opportunity that we get to work together with the ROK navy Sailors and give back to the community," said Yeoman 2nd Class Eddie Aviles. "I love this city and look forward to seeing this road with a new look when I visit again in the future."

The city plans to plant rows of trees along the newly cleaned up roadway.

"A few hours work spent on a chilly March morning will likely have a lasting effect in this city for a long time to come," said Aviles.

Involvement in community relations projects unite, strengthen and build a positive partnership with the Korean community.

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