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    Submarine Sailors Join Village of Inarajan in Clean Up Efforts

    CSS-15 Sailors Join Village of Inarajan in Clean Up Efforts

    Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Destinyy Reed | INARAJAN, Guam (March 13, 2020) Chief Electronics Technician (Navigation) Keoni Cruz,...... read more read more

    Inarajan, Guam (March 13, 2020) – Sailors assigned to Commander, Submarine Squadron Fifteen partnered with the command’s sister village of Inarajan during a cleanup effort, March 13.

    The effort served as a way for the Sailors and community members to foster relationships and continue efforts to beautify the village.

    “It’s important to our village that the submarine Sailors continue to volunteer and collaborate with our community,” said Inarajan Mayor Doris Lujan. “Events like these provide Inarajan with much needed assistance and the ability to clean the most affected areas on a consistent basis.”

    Sailors and community members picked up trash along the coastal line, roadways and near the Inarajan natural swimming pool. There were more than 30 volunteers whose efforts produced 40 bags of trash and multiple larger items such as tree branches, signs, and rugs.

    “Having a designated sister village is something that I’m appreciative of,” said Fire Controlman 2nd Class Patrick Trevino, a native of Versailles, Kentucky. “It allows Sailors the ability to grow relationships with a specific village and to see the direct impact that volunteer efforts have on a community.”

    Sailors on the island routinely help local schools and villages throughout the year as part of the Navy’s Sister School, Sister Village community relations program. The purpose of the program is to create, foster, and develop sustained positive relationships between the military and the local Guam population

    “I’m very appreciative of the Sailors and their families,” said Lujan. “Their continued support and cleanup efforts make a large impact in the continued beautification of Inarajan.”

    CSS-15 is located at Polaris Point, Naval Base Guam in Piti, Guam, and consists of four Los Angeles-class fast attack submarines. The squadron staff is responsible for providing training, material and personnel readiness support to these commands. Also based out of Naval Base Guam are submarine tenders USS Frank Cable (AS 40) and USS Emory S. Land (AS 39). The submarines and tenders are maintained as part of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed submarine force and are readily capable of meeting global operational requirements.

    For more news from Commander, Submarine Squadron 15, visit our official CSS-15 website at and our official Facebook page at

    Are you interested in taking orders to Guam? Want to learn more about the duty station and life on our island? For more information, check out the ‘Go Guam!’ website at and download the ‘1st Fifteen’ checklist.




    Date Taken: 03.13.2020
    Date Posted: 03.15.2020 22:05
    Story ID: 365270
    Location: INARAJAN, GU 
    Hometown: VERSAILLES, KY, US

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