I feel like it’s important to not only
build relationships with other militaries, but also within ourselves because
if we can’t all fight as one unit when it comes time to it, or trained as a unit, or, ya know, help build as a unit, then when it comes down to needing to, then, I don’t think we’ll be able to function
as efficiently as we would if we hadn’t had the training for it. It shows that we’re willing to go outside of our family to go ahead and look after others. We’ve been working on our 25 trusses, one room and a classroom. I’m the only welder on the ship from the Marine Corps, and being one of one, you don’t really have a choice but to say, alright, I gotta put it into gear, let’s go. I love being a part of it, I love helping everybody out. I mean, nothing makes me feel better in the world
than helping somebody else out. Being able to do it as an American in the military, I think it’s pretty good to go. That’s the one thing in my life
that brings me the most joy is helping others, and if I have the chance to do that, I’m going to take it. Not everyone gets this opportunity
to put boots on the ground, to actually work with people from a different country, to see the bigger picture and
how everything works together and how we actually impact other communities.