by By Staff Sgt. Emerson Nuñez
51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
10/28/2013 - OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea- -- The
Osan Top III council, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron and Osan Boy Scout
Troop 86 with Webelos II scouts combined forces to renovate the Mustang
Valley Park, Oct. 26.
"This is a community park that is not maintained by housing or CE," said
Maj. Raymond Orr, 51st CES operations flight commander. "The Osan Top
III, boy scouts and CE have come together and teamed up for this
volunteer project for the community's benefit."
The 51st CES provided all the tools and equipment for volunteers to use
during the clean-up. Members of the 51st CES also assisted volunteers
and taught the boy scouts a few lessons on what CE's mission is and how
they accomplish it around the base.
The three organizations' main objective was to beautify the park and
make it a safer place for the community. Members of the 51st CES got rid
of safety hazards around the park by providing heavy equipment to take
down dead trees that could topple over in the next big wind storm.
Parents were happy about the project for more than one reason.
"We enjoyed playing at this park even though it was not always in the
best of shape," said April Honaker, spouse of an Osan Airman. "It is the
kid's community and park, and I think it's great that our kids are
playing a part in making it safer and making it look good."
In order to maintain the park's cleanliness, the groups plan on seasonal
cleaning when the leaves fall and at the beginning of spring.