Navy Recruiting Jacksonville Volunteers for St. Johns River Cleanup

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Story Number: NNS140326-21Release Date: 3/26/2014 4:05:00 PM

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Brianna K. Dandridge, Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville Public Affairs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Sailors and family members from Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville volunteered time for a city-wide environmental clean-up event March 22.

The 19th Annual St. Johns River Cleanup and Celebration presented by the City of Jacksonville, Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission was the city's kick-off event for the Florida Great American Cleanup.

"Community service projects are a continuing partnership between the Navy and city of Jacksonville," said Yeoman 1st Class Heather Montgomery.

Nearly 70 sites were targeted for clean up by civilian and military volunteers throughout the city.

Involvement in community relations projects continue to build a positive partnership between the military and local community.

"I volunteered because this was a good way to show that the US Navy is a real part of the city," said Personnelmen 1st Class Anthony Sonola. "Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our neighborhoods and the people who live in it."

Navy Recruiting Region oversees 13 recruiting districts providing support to hundreds of recruiting stations and thousands of Sailors and civilian personnel. NRC's mission is to recruit the best men and women for America's Navy to accomplish today's missions and meet tomorrow's challenges. With 70 percent of the world covered in water, 80 percent of the world's population living near coasts and 90 percent of the world's commerce traveling by water, America's Navy is very much a global force for good. NRC's mission is to recruit the best men and women for America's Navy to accomplish today's missions and meet tomorrow's challenges.

For more news from Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville, visit www.navy.mil/local/nrdjax/.

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