Photos by U.S. Air National Guard 1st Lt. Paul Stennett
Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25, Port Hueneme, Calif. team up with Ohio Air National Guard members from the 200th Red Horse Squadron and Marines from Engineer Services Company, Springfield, Ore. to conduct an Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) mission July 4 in Kapaa, Hawaii. IRT missions build mutually beneficial civil-military partnerships between US communities and the Department of Defense to provide high quality, mission-essential training for Active, Guard, and Reserve units and contribute to American prosperity by meeting public and civil-society needs. Planned IRT construction in Hawaii include a health care facility, residential units and an elevated boardwalk for bicyclists and pedestrians. These projects are three of the 19 construction projects planned across the U.S.