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New London — During the Coast Guard barque Eagle’s first port call in St. Maarten, the crew and Coast Guard Academy cadets helped renovate a school building for children in need at Philipsburg on Saturday, May 25.
Working with the St. Maarten Chapter of the United States Navy League, more than 40 crew and cadets painted, repaired and cleaned a planned school building property.
“We appreciate the opportunity to help children in need at St. Maarten,” said Capt. Wes Pulver, Eagle’s commander. “Community service projects enrich the deployment experience where the crew and cadets learn to foster a meaningful relationship with the community.”
Eagle left New London May 11. The summer deployment to train cadets spans 11 weeks and includes nine port calls in five countries.