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    No Paper Pushing Here: A desk jockey cuts trees after Hurricane Florence

    Cutting through Hurricane Florence

    Photo By Cpl. Morgan Moore | Soldiers from the 875th Engineer Company in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina and the...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. 1st Class Mitchell Miller 

    29th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    In the Army National Guard, an automated logistics specialist typically does paperwork behind a desk to keep the logistics of the unit in line. Since Hurricane Florence passed through North Carolina, there’s been more of a need to help the local citizens recover from the storm.

    This was Sgt. Adam Green’s chance to leave his desk behind and pickup a chainsaw to help clear some fallen trees at Border Belt Tobacco Research Station in Whiteville. Green is from the 882nd Engineer Company from Taylorsville, part of the North Carolina Army National Guard.

    “Today, a civilian called us needing a branch cut down,” Green said. “We came to support them, cut some of the wood, move it and relocate it to a safe area.”

    Since being put on military orders on Sept. 9, he’s been in a ready state to help in any way he can.

    “The best part is cutting the wood and helping the civilians,” he said.

    The most memorable things for him during his time on orders have been cutting up the trees, meeting new soldiers and getting to know how everyone else operates, he said.

    The land he and his teammates helped clean up at the research station is part of over 100 acres funded by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. Currently, about 30 acres of this land was damaged by Hurricane Florence. The station will need to repair more than $40,000 worth of damage to land, crops and equipment due to the storm.



    Date Taken: 09.20.2018
    Date Posted: 09.21.2018 13:19
    Story ID: 293950
    Location: WHITEVILLE, NC, US 
    Hometown: AUGUSTA, GA, US

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