On the morning of July 6, members of the USS Asherville submarine community were out at Inarajan Pools picking up trash.
Chief Torpedoman's Mate Jeremy Stoker said the group of about 16 sailors and their families was led by Senior Chief Steven Styger.
"Going out there is a great experience for our sailors," Stoker said of the weekend cleanup. "It's a way for them to experience the island and also give back to the community that allows us to be here – we're guests here and we truly appreciate the partnership with the local community, and this is just one of the ways we are doing our part to keep the island clean and be good neighbors."
Stoker, who has been on island since 2009, said the group picked up bottles, plastic bags, cans, food waste and other trash. The Inarajan Mayor's Office picked up the trash bags from them for proper disposal. The group also reached out to the Islandwide Beautification Task Force, which provided trash bags and gloves for those picking up trash.
Sailors will also be out this weekend helping to clean the area near the Pacific War Museum in preparation for the July 21 Liberation Day parade. The parade starts at that area and ends at Paseo, which is where the grandstand will be located.
Known as the "Ghost of the Coast," the USS Asheville (SSN 758) is a Los Angeles-class attack submarine homeported at Naval Base Guam, according to the Navy's website.