News>Earth Day inspires Hill Airmen to help clean up
Airman 1st Class Justyn Freeman, a combat photojournalist, and Senior Airman Barbara Aguirre, a combat broadcast journalist, both with the 2nd Combat Camera Squadron, clean up the duck pond running trail area as part of an Earth Day event at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, April 22, 2013. Fifteen Airmen collected more than 10 large bags of trash from the popular running trail as a way to help clean up the base and help protect the environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Renae Saylock)
Airmen from the 2nd Combat Camera Squadron clean up the duck pond running trail area as part of an Earth Day event at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, April 22, 2013. Fifteen Airmen collected more than 10 bags of trash from the popular running trail to help clean up the base and help the environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Renae Saylock)
by Staff Sgt. Renae Saylock
2nd Combat Camera Squadron
4/24/2013 - HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Airmen from the 2nd Combat Camera Squadron volunteered to clean up the duck pond running trail here April 22 as part of an Earth Day activity.
The 15-person team collected 10 bags of trash and multiple large items such as a golf club, a couple of boxes and an old sled.
"I wanted to do something for Earth Day that would benefit not only the Earth, but also Hill Air Force Base," said Airman 1st Class Tiffany DeNault, 2nd Combat Camera Squadron combat photojournalist and organizer of this project. "We run the duck pond trail for our physical training sessions a lot and I thought it would be a great idea to clean up."
International observations of Earth Day usually include planting trees, picking up roadside trash and conducting various programs for recycling and conservation throughout local communities.
"The Air Force values and respects the natural resources placed in our trust; this is where we live, train and work," said Lt. Col. Allen Herritage, commander of the 2nd Combat Camera Squadron. "Additionally, as a tenant unit, we appreciate the superb relationship we have with our base partners and look for opportunities to show it."