Team Misawa beautifies Lake Ogawara campsites
By Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert, 35th Fighter Wing
/ Published November 01, 2017
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --
Team Misawa Airmen rid Lake Ogawara, Misawa City, Japan, campsites of debris, leaving them safer and more beautiful for the local community to enjoy, Oct. 28.
The four-man team walked along a half-mile bend, picking up approximately 100 pounds of trash, ranging from small plastic bottles to a toilet seat that drifted to shore from the lake. They also took time to sort recyclables from combustible garbage.
“Personally, I think the locals are very appreciative of Saturday's cleanup,” said Senior Airman Darla Laubacher, a 35th Maintenance Squadron fuels systems technician. “Volunteering to clean up around the community definitely helps put Misawa AB -- and, by extension, ourselves as Airmen -- in a good light.”