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Maxwell-Gunter volunteers clean up area schools

Maxwell and Gunter members loudly answered the call for volunteers this summer to help clean up local area schools. Shown is one group of volunteers from Headquarters, Air University, that worked Saturday at MacMillan International Academy to help the school look its best for opening day. Fifteen local schools were supported by volunteers from Maxwell and Gunter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roger Curry)

Maxwell and Gunter members loudly answered the call for volunteers this summer to help clean up local area schools. Shown is one group of volunteers from Headquarters, Air University, that worked Saturday at MacMillan International Academy to help the school look its best for opening day. Fifteen local schools were supported by volunteers from Maxwell and Gunter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roger Curry)

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. -- Volunteers from Maxwell-Gunter organizations were well represented in the Montgomery area school clean-up weekends this summer.

The heat and humidity did not deter or hamper the spirits of droves of volunteers who cleaned, painted, trimmed and mowed at the schools in time for the first day of class Aug. 7. Many volunteers brought their own mowers, weed-whackers, paint brushes, trash bags and brush-hauling pickup trucks.

School officials agreed it was another successful summer and were also impressed with the large response from military volunteers.

Air University Commander Lt. Gen. Allen G. Peck and Chief Master Sgt. Brye McMillon, Air University command chief, were among volunteers Saturday as AU Headquarters spruced up Maxwell Elementary School and MacMillan International Academy. Earlier in the summer, AU Headquarters also worked at Dannelly Elementary.

The Holm Center had Catoma Elementary and the Barnes Center's Community College of the Air Force worked at Capitol Heights Junior High School. Crump Elementary was supported by the 42nd Communications Flight.

The 754th Electronic Systems Group at Gunter adopted Davis Elementary, Davis Learning Center, and Floyd Middle School. The 554th Electronic Systems Group worked at Highland Gardens Elementary.

Gunter's NCO Academy had Robert E. Lee High School, and Sidney Lanier High School was supported by the 331st Recruiting Squadron. The 42nd Logistics Readiness Flight took on Highland Avenue Elementary. The Maxwell Airmen Family Readiness Center worked at Forest Avenue Magnet.

The 908th Airlift Wing (Reserve) supported Morris Elementary.