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New London Coast Guard Crew Renovates School In St. Maarten

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(Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill/Coast Guard Photo)

(Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill/Coast Guard Photo)

More than 40 crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle helped make strides in a St. Maarten community May 25 when they participated in a renovation effort at a local school.

Crew and cadets painted, cleaned, and planned a children’s school building located on the corner of L.B. Scott Road and Red Rose Road in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Members of the St. Maarten Chapter of the United States Navy League also participated in the renovation efforts.

The Cutter Eagle’s captain, Commanding Officer Wes Pulver, said projects like these are not only important to the children they benefit, but they are also an important part of the deployment experience.

“Community service projects enrich the deployment experience where the crew and cadets learn to foster a meaningful relationship with the community,” Pulver said in a press release Sunday.

Among those traveling on the Cutter Eagle are 145 cadets from the Coast Guard Academy. The ship departed from New London on May 11 and will serve an 11-week summer deployment.

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