Volunteers clean up Mustang Valley Park
By By Staff Sgt. Emerson Nuñez, 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 28, 2013
OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea- -- The Osan Top III council, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron and Osan Boy Scout Troop 86 with Webelos II scouts combined forces to renovate the Mustang Valley Park, Oct. 26.
"This is a community park that is not maintained by housing or CE," said Maj. Raymond Orr, 51st CES operations flight commander. "The Osan Top III, boy scouts and CE have come together and teamed up for this volunteer project for the community's benefit."
The 51st CES provided all the tools and equipment for volunteers to use during the clean-up. Members of the 51st CES also assisted volunteers and taught the boy scouts a few lessons on what CE's mission is and how they accomplish it around the base.
The three organizations' main objective was to beautify the park and make it a safer place for the community. Members of the 51st CES got rid of safety hazards around the park by providing heavy equipment to take down dead trees that could topple over in the next big wind storm.
Parents were happy about the project for more than one reason.
"We enjoyed playing at this park even though it was not always in the best of shape," said April Honaker, spouse of an Osan Airman. "It is the kid's community and park, and I think it's great that our kids are playing a part in making it safer and making it look good."
In order to maintain the park's cleanliness, the groups plan on seasonal cleaning when the leaves fall and at the beginning of spring.