OPERATION: CONGRESS HEIGHTS


Washington DC 5th Platoon is focused on improving access to healthy and sustainable foods in DC’s food deserts through urban gardening and creative horticultural initiatives. By bringing veterans and community partners together in Southeast DC, 5th Platoon works with multiple organizations to improve the community through positive involvement and service.

DC 5th Platoon is part of the larger Operation Congress Heights which combines the efforts of four service platoons, The Mission Continues fellowships, and host sites to accomplish a larger goal of generational impact in Congress Heights.




Lead Sponsor


Contributing Sponsor:

Booz Allen Hamilton

Recent Events


Run/Walk for Heroes

with the Washington, DC 5th Service Platoon

Support Event

Carl Sandburg Middle School - Alexandria, VA

September 16, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

9/11 Day of Service at Bertie Backus

with the Washington, DC 5th Service Platoon

Service Project

UDC-CCDC-Bertie Backus Campus - Washington, DC

September 8, 2018 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Howard Day of Service at PR Harris

with the Washington, DC 5th Service Platoon

Support Event

PR Harris Educational Center - Washington, DC

August 17, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM