NAVSUP BSC Sailors Clean Up Community

Oct. 3, 2018 | By kgabel
By Beth Rensch, Public Affairs, NAVSUP Business Systems Center [caption id="attachment_8390" align="aligncenter" width="550"]
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180511-N-FV109-043 MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 11, 2018) Sailors from Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Business Systems Center (BSC) in Mechanicsburg, Pa., participate in a clean-up project as part of an Adopt-A-Highway partnership with the local Mechanicsburg community. The clean-up project served as an opportunity for NAVSUP BSC Sailors to act as environmental stewards of their community and preserve, protect, restore, and enhance the local environment by removing trash and debris from the highway area. (U.S. Navy photo Dorie Heyer/Released)
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BSC Highway Cleanup
180511-N-FV109-043 MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 11, 2018) Sailors from Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Business Systems Center (BSC) in Mechanicsburg, Pa., participate in a clean-up project as part of an Adopt-A-Highway partnership with the local Mechanicsburg community. The clean-up project served as an opportunity for NAVSUP BSC Sailors to act as environmental stewards of their community and preserve, protect, restore, and enhance the local environment by removing trash and debris from the highway area. (U.S. Navy photo Dorie Heyer/Released)
Photo By: D. Heyer FV109
VIRIN: 180511-N-FV109-043
Sailors from NAVSUP BSC in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, participate in a clean-up project as part of an Adopt-A-Highway partnership.   Sailors assigned to NAVSUP Business Systems Center (BSC) participated in an Adopt-A-Highway cleanup project in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania in May. The event served as an opportunity to enhance the environment in the local area and contribute to the preservation of the community. For more than 10 years, NAVSUP BSC Sailors have cleaned up a two-mile section of Sporting Hill Road just outside of Naval Support Activity, Mechanicsburg. “It is important for us to participate in this type of program because we care about our community, and it is our community, not just a duty station,” said Lt. Samuel Gebreselassie, project officer and Adopt-A-Highway coordinator for NAVSUP BSC.
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VIRIN: 181003-N-ZZ219-8391
The Adopt-A-Highway initiative is part of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) roadside beautification program, where volunteers collect trash and debris that litters our roadsides. Each group is assigned a two-mile stretch for a two-year period. “We at PennDOT find it invaluable to partner with long-standing groups such as yours, as it brings citizen volunteers into a partnership with PennDOT to enhance the beauty of the roadside environment so we present a better impression of Pennsylvania to tourists and prospective business investors,” said George Reigel, roadside specialist for district 8-0, PennDOT. Reigel noted that by using volunteers, the Adopt-A-Highway program saves Pennsylvania $491.75 per mile, the cost for a five-man PennDOT crew to clean one mile of roadside. This is funding that can be put to use in repairing and rebuilding the infrastructure instead of picking up litter. “Any time we can do something positive and give back to the community, it shows that we are there to support them as they support us,” said Lt. Darius Rawls, project officer, NAVSUP BSC. [caption id="attachment_8392" align="aligncenter" width="350"]
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180511-N-FV109-018 MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 11, 2018) Lt. Samuel T. Gebreselassie, assigned to Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Business Systems Center (BSC) in Mechanicsburg, Pa., participates in a clean-up project as part of an Adopt-A-Highway partnership with the local Mechanicsburg community. The clean-up project served as an opportunity for NAVSUP BSC Sailors to act as environmental stewards of their community and preserve, protect, restore, and enhance the local environment by removing trash and debris from the highway area. (U.S. Navy photo Dorie Heyer/Released)
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BSC Highway Cleanup
180511-N-FV109-018 MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 11, 2018) Lt. Samuel T. Gebreselassie, assigned to Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Business Systems Center (BSC) in Mechanicsburg, Pa., participates in a clean-up project as part of an Adopt-A-Highway partnership with the local Mechanicsburg community. The clean-up project served as an opportunity for NAVSUP BSC Sailors to act as environmental stewards of their community and preserve, protect, restore, and enhance the local environment by removing trash and debris from the highway area. (U.S. Navy photo Dorie Heyer/Released)
Photo By: D. Heyer FV109
VIRIN: 180511-N-FV109-018
Lt. Samuel T. Gebreselassie, participates in a clean-up project as part of an Adopt-A-Highway partnership with the local Mechanicsburg community.   [caption id="attachment_8393" align="aligncenter" width="551"]
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180511-N-FV109-030 MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 11, 2018) Capt. Douglas M. Bridges Jr., commanding officer, and Cmdr. Bob Winters, executive officer, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Business Systems Center (BSC) in Mechanicsburg, Pa., participate in a clean-up project as part of an Adopt-A-Highway partnership with the local Mechanicsburg community. The clean-up project served as an opportunity for NAVSUP BSC Sailors to act as environmental stewards of their community and preserve, protect, restore, and enhance the local environment by removing trash and debris from the highway area. (U.S. Navy photo Dorie Heyer/Released)
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BSC Highway Cleanup
180511-N-FV109-030 MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 11, 2018) Capt. Douglas M. Bridges Jr., commanding officer, and Cmdr. Bob Winters, executive officer, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Business Systems Center (BSC) in Mechanicsburg, Pa., participate in a clean-up project as part of an Adopt-A-Highway partnership with the local Mechanicsburg community. The clean-up project served as an opportunity for NAVSUP BSC Sailors to act as environmental stewards of their community and preserve, protect, restore, and enhance the local environment by removing trash and debris from the highway area. (U.S. Navy photo Dorie Heyer/Released)
Photo By: D. Heyer FV109
VIRIN: 180511-N-FV109-030
Capt. Douglas M. Bridges Jr., commanding officer, and Cmdr. Bob Winters, executive officer, NAVSUP BSC in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, participate in a clean-up project.   –photos by Dorie Heyer Fall 2018