A group of 40 Air Force ROTC cadets from UNC-CH, NCSU, UNC-Charlotte, East Carolina removed 75 bags of trash and 10 tires, TV set last month from shoreline of the Haw River arm of Jordan Lake near Stinking Creek, according to Clean Jordan Lake. They’re all members of the Arnold Air Society, a professional, honorary service organization.
The cleanup was organized senior cadet Estelle Mcqueen of the UNC squadron who explained, “STATECON is a state conference to bring together Arnold Air Society squadrons from N.C. universities for a day of service and bonding. Our society aims to develop excellent Air Force officers prepared to lead in the near future through acts of service, and working with Clean Jordan Lake Inc. was a great opportunity to further Service Before Self, an Air Force Core Value.”
Ranger Jon Bannerman of the Army Corps of Engineers operated a pontoon boat to haul the trash and tires back to their headquarters in Moncure.