JUNIOR ENLISTED SAILORS STATIONED AT THE CENTER FOR SERVICE SUPPORT DETACHMENT ON FORT GEORGE G. MEADE
March 8, 2016
The Junior Enlisted Sailors stationed at the Center for Service Support Detachment on Fort George G. Meade held their first ever food drive for AFAC during the entire month of February. The drive intended to promote giving back to the community and to build camaraderie among the members of the detachment. AFAC is grateful to have gained the support of such ambitious and compassionate Sailors.
The Sailors arranged a competition between their four duty sections to see who could raise the highest amount of cans. The drive involved over 100 Sailors and they were able to raise 1,439 pounds of food for Arlington families in need. The collected food will go a long way towards serving the 2,200 families that rely on AFAC every week.
The teams competed for most cans collected and kept a daily count. Because there was a surplus of cans donated on the final day, two teams spontaneously built sculptures out of cans!
Winning teams won prizes including the ability to wear civilian clothing while holding weekend or weekday duty.
All the Sailors who competed in the event are currently attending the Basic Mass Communication Specialist Course (BMCSC) at the Defense Information School (DINFOS) on Fort Meade. Upon graduation from the six month course the Sailors will become a rated Mass Communication Specialist (MC) and will be experts in Journalism, Photography, Videography, Multimedia and Public Affairs. They will go all over the world when they reach the fleet and tell the Navy’s story.
Thank you to the Junior Enlisted Sailors stationed at Fort George G. Meade for being our Hunger Heroes!