Reserve Airmen Aid Guyana

Air Force Reserve Command airmen from the 301st Civil Engineer Squadron at NAS JRB Fort Worth, Tex., working on a joint humanitarian mission to Guyana, completed their first project, repairing, remodeling, and upgrading a nursery school, last week, after just a month. The first rotation of 301st CES airmen started their project July 6 as part of New Horizons Guyana 2009. Among tasks they accomplished were correcting electrical problems, repairing and rebuilding toilets, adding kitchen cabinets and countertops, adding a gutter to the roof, improving water drainage, installing a pedestrian bridge across a drainage ditch, and painting the interior and exterior of the school. “This has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done in my career,” said SMSgt. Scott Lacey, project manager, and added, “I would absolutely volunteer to do this again.” (Guyana report by SSgt. Jason Burton)