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Hanscom-connected personnel lead roadside clean up

More than 20 volunteers collect trash during a cleanup initiative along Hanscom Drive outside the Sartain Gate June 6. The Hanscom-based Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 161 led the cleanup effort. (Courtesy photo)

More than 20 volunteers collect trash during a cleanup initiative along Hanscom Drive outside the Sartain Gate June 6. The Hanscom-based Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 161 led the cleanup effort. (Courtesy photo)

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – More than 20 Hanscom-connected volunteers recently collected trash along a nearly one-mile stretch of road between the Sartain Gate and Route 2A.

The Hanscom-based Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 161, whose members have maintained the area since 2017, led the cleanup effort.

“The local chapter here has some truly dedicated individuals who strive to give back to their base and local community,” said Staff Sgt. Alexander Stavrinos, chapter secretary.

Every Saturday, following their monthly meeting, members meet to pick up trash and litter along the roadway.

“The highway clean-up is a great way to get involved with the community,” said Staff Sgt. Angela Riley, chapter vice president. “We are not only making a difference in the environment around the base, but we also encourage others to do the same throughout the entire community.”

According to the organization’s website, AFSA is open to Air Force enlisted Airmen, both active and retired, including Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve. The organization also offers an auxiliary program for family members of Air Force personnel.

To learn more about AFSA, visit www.hqafsa.org.