Milwaukee Coast Guardsmen volunteer at local school

Photos of Coast Guardsmen painting

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. - Coast Guard Petty Officers 3rd Class Nasha Baughman and Nicholas Debrum paint a stairwell at Trowbridge Street School in Milwaukee, Wisc., while volunteering there Aug. 24, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt.j.g. Bran Dykens.

Guest post by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens

A total of 10 Coast Guard men and women based in Milwaukee, Wisc., spent a day volunteering at Trowbridge Street School in Milwaukee Aug. 24, 2011. The volunteers, along with local businessmen and community members, painted two four-story stairwells, sanded and painted the front perimeter metal fence, built an indoor play set, moved furniture from classrooms and completed several other tasks.

Coast Guardsmen from Sector Lake Michigan support the school during the school year through the Partnership in Education program and said they are looking forward to the start of a new school year, when they can begin mentoring and tutoring students again.

Photo of Coast Guardsmen volunteering at a local school

MILWUAKEE, Wisc. - Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Samual Lockhart and Carl Layman sand a metal perimeter fence in preparation for a new coat of paint at Trowbridge Street School in Milwaukee, Wisc., during a community service event there Aug. 24, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens.

Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Samual Lockhart said he enjoyed volunteering at the local school because it helped prepare the school for the upcoming year and strengthened the Coast Guard’s partnership with the students and faculty.

Information about the Partnership in Education program can be found HERE.