The 1224th Engineer Support Company (ESC) of the Guam National Guard has cleared and removed almost 1,700 cubic yards of debris from various sites throughout the island during annual training.
The 1224th Engineer Support Company (1224ESC) are utilizing a variety of heavy equipment, such as dump trucks, graders, dozers and loaders, during their annual training, which began last week, to perform community projects, such as debris clearing and removal, which provide valuable experience and training for the soldiers while giving back to the community.
The engineers have removed 156 cubic yards of debris from the Agana Swimming Pool in Hagatna; 117 cubic yards from Pulantat in Yona; 104 cubic yards from Chalan Pago; 156 cubic yards from Agana Heights and 10 cubic yards from Yigo. In addition to the debris removal, the soldiers conducted tree cutting and clearing by hand. They also cleared and prepared dumpsites at Oka Point in Tamuning and along Wusstig Road in anticipation of receiving more green waste.
The training also included assisting our sister service, the 554th Red Horse Squadron with grading and trenching operations at Northwest Field.
They are receiving support from the Guam Army National Guard’s Hulu Company (H Co), who is also conducting annual training, and providing feeding services to the 1224ESC Soldiers.
All soldiers on annual training are also validating their training on military specific tasks, such as weapons qualification, convoy operations, land navigation, and driver’s training.