Helping the community has always been a big part of the Echo Company 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment. Earlier this month Soldiers from Echo Co. banded together to donate multiple home appliances as well as over six hundred dollars to a family devastated by a tragic house fire.

Born and raised in Okinawa, Japan Ms. Humiko Haneji a 64 year old elderly woman has spent the last 10 years providing janitorial services on Kadena Air Force Base and keeping the hallways and bathrooms within Echo Co. clean and tidy. However, on May 2018 her home of 20 years was destroyed.