PITI, Guam (NNS) — Sailors assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) participate in the Adopt-A-Highway program by posting signs along Marine Corps Drive here, May 23.
Members of Frank Cable’s Second Class Petty Officer Association (SCPOA) broke ground on the project yesterday, digging holes in the median by U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) and near the entrance of Polaris Point where their ship is moored. After the holes were dug, Sailors positioned the posts and poured the cement, and returned today to post signs for the project.
“The engagement of our Second Class Petty Officer Association with the local community here in Guam is amazing,” said Frank Cable Command Master Chief (SW/SS) Roger Schneider. “The Frank Cable SCPOA continues to make a positive impact and display the Navy core values on a daily basis; they are truly tomorrow’s leaders.”
This particular event was a passion project of Logistics Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Luigi Cuzzi, SCPOA president, who led the association to great success in the past with painting a mural on a retaining wall along the same road.
“I did the Adopt-A-Highway program back in Virginia and I thought it was a good idea to get something like that here in Guam,” said Cuzzi. “When I initially reached out to the Lt. Governor’s office, they did not have a program for that. When I contacted them a third time inquiring about how we could get the program started, they informed me they had finally started the process of clearing it through legal.”
Cuzzie said that Frank Cable SCPOA is one of the first of five organizations on Guam to actually be a part of Adopt-A-Highway, and likes to think his continued efforts and passion for this project resulted in the government adopting the program.
“It is important for the community to see that we care for Guam as if it was our home, because it is our home,” said Cuzzi. “When the community sees us doing good things out there, it reminds them we care just as much as they do.”
During the event, Guam Lt. Governor, the honorable Raymond Tenorio and his staff showed their support for the Sailors by shaking their hands and posing for a photograph. Tenorio said he appreciated what the Sailors are doing within the community.
“Frank Cable is extremely proud of the accomplishments from the community service projects that all of our Sailors continue to do every day,” said Schneider. “The latest accomplishment is no different. I am extremely proud to have a part of Guam that we are responsible for maintaining, and to see it advertised by a big sign on the highway is even more rewarding.”
For more information on Frank Cable, visit our website at www.cable.navy.mil.