Reservists volunteer aboard USS Missouri

Reservists volunteer aboard USS Missouri

Air Force reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing volunteered on the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor today. While doing their two-week annual training at Oahu’s joint base, about 15 Airmen took time on their day off to help clean the historic Navy ship — polishing areas frequented by thousands of visitors each year, and clearing out storage areas not seen by the public.

“I’ve visited here before as a tourist, but I wanted to come back as a volunteer,” said Tech. Sgt. Stacey Macavinta, 419th Force Support Squadron. “This is a historic place, and I just wanted to be part of something bigger than myself.”

In addition to serving one weekend a month, Air Force reservists are required to do two weeks of intensive training each year to ensure they’re ready to deploy when called upon.

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