News: FCC/C10F sailors work with Habitat for Humanity
Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Finley
BALTIMORE - Sailors assigned to U.S. Fleet Cyber Command\ U.S. Tenth Fleet assisted Baltimore’s local Habitat for Humanity with an ongoing housing project March 14.
A team of 10 FCC/C10F sailors and two Habitat for Humanity construction supervisors built platforms for the laundry rooms of an eight-unit townhome complex.
“The sailors did a fantastic job today,” said Martin Zickgraf, Habitat for Humanity site supervisor. “I am very happy with the amount of work they were able accomplish.”
Habitat for Humanity mission is to provide individuals and families in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County with the knowledge and opportunity to purchase a decent, affordable home.
“I am a big volunteer with Habitat for Humanity,” said Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collection) (IDW/SW/AW) Jamie Marlow, FCC/C10F event coordinator. “I find it very rewarding to help people at this level because it feels more personal.”
Habitat for Humanity depends on volunteers to complete these projects and keep building costs down.
“It is important to establish a community partnership in your local area,” said Marlow. “We have to be a positive influence in our community so people look at the military in a positive light.”
All FCC/C10F members enjoyed the time working on the project.
“I think is important for us as Sailors to give back to our community and let them know we are here to help do our part,” said Jessica Ceplina, FCC/C10F volunteer.
FCC/C10F is headquartered at Fort George G. Meade, Md., which is about 15 miles from Baltimore.
FCC serves as the Navy Component Command to U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. Cyber Command, providing operational employment of the Navy's cyber, network operations, information operations, cryptologic and space forces and Navy's Service Cryptologic Component commander to the National Security Agency/Central Security Service. FCC is an echelon 2 command reporting to the Chief of Naval Operations.
C10F is the operational arm of Fleet Cyber Command and executes its mission set through maritime warfighting organizations and mechanisms similar to those the Navy uses in other warfighting domains.