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Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) Pittsburgh Sailors participate in COMREL at County Park

Chief Yeoman David Chapman, from Palm Bay, Fla., (left) and Lt. Amy Knight, from Akron, Ohio, assigned to Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) Pittsburgh, lay mulch in the playground at North Park in Pittsburgh, Pa. during a Community Relations (COMREL) event. More than 30 Sailors participated in the event as part of NTAG Pittsburgh’s Sailor 360 program. NTAG Pittsburgh is one of eight Navy Talent Acquisition Groups within the Navy Recruiting Command. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin Dobbs/Released)
June 07, 2019

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By Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Benjamin Dobbs,
Navy Talent Acquisition Group Pittsburgh | June 7, 2019

More than 30 Sailors from Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) Pittsburgh participated in a Community Relations Project (COMREL) at North Park in Pittsburgh, Pa. June 7.

North Park is a 3,000-acre county park that features a 75-acre lake with fishing and kayaking, as well as several sporting facilities and a pool.

COMREL Participants came together from the local Pittsburgh area with gardening tools and gloves to perform landscaping and clean up efforts at the front entrance of the North Park swimming pool and on the playgrounds in the park. Their efforts included laying mulch in flowerbeds to revitalize the area and picking up brush.

The COMREL was coordinated as a part of NTAG Pittsburgh’s Sailor 360 program.

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Chief Gunner’s Mate Eric Wagner, from Versailles, Ohio serves as the program’s coordinator.

“We are all here in a location for three years, while everybody might not be from Pittsburgh this gives us an opportunity to be in the local community and make a difference,” Wagner said. “The Navy is here, we care and we are here to improve the quality of life around us as well.”

Rich Daniels, North Park Maintenance Supervisor, believes every helping hand matters.

“We can always use a volunteer group to make our parks look nice,” Daniels said. “Spreading mulch in the playground beds helps us out immensely. We like that in our parks and we appreciate the help we received today very much.”

Wagner feels the Sailor’s efforts not only helps park goers enjoy the location more, but can also play a major role in the overall recruiting mission.

“In recruiting efforts, it’s big being seen out there and letting people know that the Navy is involved in the local community,” Wagner said. “This puts us out there doing some good for those we serve.”

Established August 1, 2018, NTAG Pittsburgh is one of eight Navy Talent Acquisition Groups within Navy Recruiting Command. NTAG Pittsburgh controls recruiting throughout parts of western Penn., N.Y., W.Va., and M.d. Their goal is to attract the highest quality candidates to assure the ongoing success of America’s Navy.

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Navy Recruiting Command consists of a command headquarters, three Navy Recruiting Regions, 18 Navy Recruiting Districts and eight Navy Talent Acquisition Groups that serve more than 1,300 recruiting stations across the world. Their combined goal is to attract the highest quality candidates to assure the ongoing success of America’s Navy.

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