Guest Post: Air Station Traverse City participates in United Way’s Day of Caring

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Today’s guest post comes from Air Station Traverse City, Mich.

Photos courtesy of Air Station Traverse City

On Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, members of Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City donned their work clothes and gloves and volunteered for the United Way’s Day of Caring at Boy Scout Camp Greilick. A total of seventeen personnel representing all departments at the air station spent the day removing the roofing and installing ice shields and tarp paper from camp buildings.

“This was the second year I’ve helped out with the Day of Caring” said Master Chief Petty Officer Jeffrey Waite, command master chief at Air Station Traverse City. “It was a really good opportunity to give back to the community and see the camaraderie between the departments.”

Air Station Traverse City’s command philosophy encompasses three distinct themes: leadership, partnership and citizenship. This was a great example of unit personnel volunteering their time, partnering with the United Way to assist the Boy Scouts, and exercising social leadership in the community.