May 4, 2007, Newsletter Issue #46: Military Partnerships With Local Communities Part 1

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In San Antonio, Texas, there is an ongoing effort between members of several military bases in the area to help clean up the environment in the local area and promote awareness of green issues. Texas is one of the many states with “Adopt-A-Highway” programs, and troops stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, Brooks City Base, and other military installations routinely organize teams to clear trash from busy stretches of highway.

Believe it or not, these military clean-up crews are even given office time to do this, as community involvement is considered part of being "on-duty". The next time you see a group of men and women by the roadside with trash bags and heavy gloves, you may well be passing a group of Air Force, Army, Navy or Marine Corps troops pitching in to clean up a part of the environment near where they live and work.

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