By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class
The group cleared a few acres of trees and brush in the church's yard to accommodate a new playground, raked fallen leaves and debris from the cemetery, painted sections of the roof and sorted out an enormous pantry of dry goods that was collected by the
"I was really pleased by the effort of the Sailors, and the closeness that they have with each other is beautiful," said Burrell.
Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman (Fuels)
"I really enjoyed it because it was much more involved than the others I participated in," said Hutton. "I love giving to people and helping the community. It shows that Sailors are doing more than just serving our country."
"We get a lot of positive feedback from the division when we do these events. I've had several people come up to me saying that they want to do more COMRELS," said Haggard.
Haggard said that the shipyard environment makes it difficult to maintain closeness, compared to being underway, due to so many people being assigned to temporary billets.
"The COMRELs give us an opportunity to build camaraderie, which promotes team building," said Haggard.
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