Sailors clean bike path

Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 1st Class Christopher Sunman and Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Christopher McLamb clean trash from the Pearl Harbor Bike Path. The cleanup took place along the path, Oct. 14.

Story and photo by AT3 Brittany Whitney

Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii

Sailors assigned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam assisted City and County of Honolulu with cleaning the Pearl Harbor Bike Path, Oct. 14.

The Sailors strengthened community relationships by their involvement with the cleanup.

As the volunteers contributed to the community, they made the bike path a cleaner and safer environment for everyone.

“Cleaning these things up makes the area look better and makes people more confident that the area is safe to transit,” said Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 1st Class Christopher Sunman.

The Pearl Harbor Bike Path runs from Waipahu to Pearl Harbor, giving cyclists a safe route, free from motorists.

Clearing the path benefits the community and those who utilize it as an every day commuting route.

“For us, the biggest reward is knowing that we were able to help out the community,” Sunman said.

The cleanup resulted in 35 bags of trash collected from the area. The Sailor’s efforts were noticed by passing cyclists. They said they were proud to make their presence known to the public.

“We are proud of our Navy, and we show that by volunteering our time taking pride in our communities,” he said.

Sunman extends the invitation to those who want to volunteer.

“If people wanted to get involved with future clean ups, the only thing they would have to do is ask,” he said. “We have several regularly scheduled community service events that Sailors can participate in.”

For anyone interested in volunteering with the community, contact christopher.sunman@navy.mil or christopher.tornay@ navy.mil for more information.

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