By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jordan Crouch

BREMERTON, Wash. – Sailors assigned to Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) volunteered at the Puget Sound Navy Museum, April 15.

The volunteers moved the museum’s library of naval history, assembled storage shelves and rearranged furniture.

“With just three of us on staff, it would take us a week to do all this work,” said Carolyn Lane, museum curator and volunteer coordinator. “Thanks to Stennis we were able to get this done in one day.”

Electrician’s Mate Fireman Chloe Wesolick, from Austin, Texas, said he enjoyed volunteering because it was his way of giving back to the community.

“Events like this are important.” said Wesolick, “Not only are we’re helping our city, but it shows Sailors as a positive force in the community.”

The museum, established Dec. 4, 1954, contains more than 18,000 naval artifacts and houses the Stennis exhibit, an interactive exhibit that allows visitors to experience life as a Sailor aboard a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.

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