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Team Misawa beautifies Lake Ogawara campsites

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  • By Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert
  • 35th Fighter Wing

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.”