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Chief Information Technology Technician Bobby Braswell, of Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC), cleans a window during the field day of Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story's United Service Organization (USO). ECRC Sailors volunteered their time to clean the inside and outside of the building to help the USO staff. ECRC directly assists Individual Augmentee (IA) Sailors by ensuring they are properly equipped and trained to deploy in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist James C. Brown/Released)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Armed with cleaning gear, sailors from Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC) rolled up their sleeves to field day Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story United Service Organization (USO) recently as part of the command’s CPO 365.

ECRC devoted over two hours to moving furniture and cleaning everything from the waterside deck to the heating and cooling vents.

“It felt good to surprise the USO and help them spruce up their facility,” said Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Stephanie Veloz. “It was nice to give back to an organization that does so much for our military.”

From sweeping to mopping and scrubbing, ECRC provided a deep clean during a time of year in which a little tender, loving care goes along way.

“The USO here doesn’t have a huge staff, so I think it’s awesome that we were able to have 30 Sailors lend a hand in the cleaning department,” said Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Laura Benton. “It’s important to do random acts of kindness, especially during the holidays because it reminds those that do so much for us how much we appreciate everything they do to raise the morale of our military family.”

ECRC enjoyed giving back to the USO and the USO staff was delighted to have ECRC stop by to do such a good deed.

“It was great to have them here, and they did a really nice job,” said Jackie Warn, JEBLC-FS USO manager. “This is the first time we’ve ever had a command just show up and want to clean our facility, so we’re grateful for their willingness to help us out during this busy time of the year,” said Warn.


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Date Taken:11.22.2013

Date Posted:12.11.2013 10:40

Location:VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, USGlobe

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