DVIDS – News – U.S. Air Force and Space Force recruiters wrap up day of community service in Southern New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – More than 500 recruiters, support personnel, and leaders from the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force have volunteered their blood, sweat, and time volunteering in and around the Southern New Jersey during a community service day, October 20, 2021.

The 360th Recruiting Group, which is responsible for one-third of all U.S. Air Force and Space Force memberships, is hosting its annual year-end training conference at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino from 18-22 October. In an effort to show appreciation and invest in the local community, the 360th RCG on Wednesday partnered with several nonprofits for volunteer work in southern New Jersey.

“Parents and families support our recruiters in everything we do, wherever we are,” Tech said. sergeant. Noah Dankocsik, an enlisted membership recruiter with the 314th Recruiting Squadron in Toms River, NJ, who volunteered at a bay cleanup event in Ventnor City. “There is nothing more important than volunteering for your future in defense of this great nation, and this community, like many others, has given us its sons and daughters to support this mission.”

Every conference attendee was asked to register for a volunteer event, bring a canned food item, school supplies for a backpack drive, and items to sort and deliver in blessing bags for the community. homeless people.

“We believe it is our honor and duty to invest in a community that has invested so much in us,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey T. Rosa, commander of the 360th RCG. “Recruiters are an integral part of the communities in which they live and work, and it’s a small thank you for the support and appreciation they show us every day.”

The collaborative impact of this 360th RCG was counted as follows:

Surfrider Foundation – South Jersey hosted 110 volunteers, who picked up 44 bags of trash totaling 559 pounds on Wellington Avenue in Ventnor Beach, NJ

Volunteers donated 140 backpacks containing notebooks, pencils, pens, folders, binders and markers to four area schools including Pleasantville Middle School, Chelsea Heights Middle School, Richmond Avenue School and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School Complex.

Conference attendees donated 253 boxes of non-perishable food items totaling 1,168 pounds to the Community Foodbank of New Jersey.

Volunteers donated 188 “blessing bags” containing hygiene items, cold weather clothing, toothpaste and toothbrush kits, socks and gloves, juice boxes and other items miscellaneous to Angels in Motion to distribute to the homeless community.

Forty volunteers also donated their time and effort to the South Jersey Horse Rescue to walk horses, rake, mow grass, shovel trash, groom horses, trim trees and pick up trash on the property.

Additionally, 47 Airmen donated 47 units of blood to the American Red Cross.

The 360th RCG is one of three recruiting groups tasked with inspiring, engaging and recruiting the future generation of Airmen and Guardians. It comprises approximately 900 active duty and civilian personnel in nine squadrons, 333 recruiting offices and 14 military entry processing stations over 1.2 million square miles stretching from Michigan to Maine to Carolina South and all of Europe and Africa.

Date taken: 20.10.2021
Date posted: 21.10.2021 12:36
Story ID: 407689
Site: ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey, USA

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Jill E. Washington