Marshall Islands: Pacific Partnership 2013 Delivers Reverse Osmosis Water System

first_img View post tag: Defence Members of Pacific Partnership 2013 worked with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to deliver a reverse osmosis water system donated by the U.S. Agency for International Development to Ebeye, an island in the Kwajalein Atoll of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, July 7.The reverse osmosis system, donated about two years ago, was loaded onto a landing craft utility (LCU) in Majuro, the capital city, about 140 miles from Ebeye.From there, the LCU boarded amphibious dock-landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), the command platform for Pacific Partnership 2013, which transported the system and the LCU to Ebeye, where only one of two reverse osmosis systems on the island is functioning – the other has been broken and waiting on a new part for more than a year.The 15,000 residents of Ebeye rely on reverse osmosis to fill a 25,000-gallon tank at the Ebeye Purified Water Storage Facility, where they fill containers for drinking water, said Julian Reimers, the general foreman for water and sewer operations on the island.Officials agreed that the residents of Ebeye needed the water system months ago, but both cost and safety issues were associated with the 48-hour transit aboard a fuel barge, which was the only other feasible option to deliver the system, according to Romeo Alfred, manager of the Kwajalein Atoll Joint Utility Resource, which will house the new reverse osmosis system.“The arrival of Pearl Harbor meant we had a mechanism to move it to Ebeye,” said Dave Neville, an Australian employee of IOM, who helped facilitate efforts to transport the reverse osmosis system between islands. “Pacific Partnership was kind enough to step in and move it, otherwise we would have had a difficult time.”U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Stephen Hunter, project coordinator on the Pacific Partnership side, said the mission was already scheduled to visit Majuro and Kwajalein. The reverse osmosis systems movement fit well with the mission’s goals so there was no question on whether or not Pacific Partnership would help IOM.Marshall Island civilians, U.S. military, and international organizations worked together to successfully relocate the system.“It has been nothing but smooth,” said Hunter.The coordination required across the different groups is a well-established trend on the Pacific Partnership 2013 mission, which involves ten partner nations working in coordination with six host nations.“Without the entities working together, it wouldn’t have happened,” said Neville. “While the U.S. Navy offers a very specific capability, other partners offer very different capabilities. Together, they can get lots done, but individually it would be very hard for any one organization to get this thing done right.”Alfred said that the help from IOM and the perfect timing of the Pacific Partnership mission has been a tremendous help for the whole community.Pacific Partnership is a mission that brings host nation governments, U.S. military, partner nation militaries and non-governmental organization volunteers together to conduct disaster-preparedness projects and build relationships in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to better respond during a crisis.[mappress]Press Release, July 9, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Defense July 9, 2013 Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: 2013 View post tag: water View post tag: Reverse View post tag: system Back to overview,Home naval-today Marshall Islands: Pacific Partnership 2013 Delivers Reverse Osmosis Water System View post tag: Osmosis View post tag: Pacific View post tag: delivers Marshall Islands: Pacific Partnership 2013 Delivers Reverse Osmosis Water System View post tag: News by topic View post tag: partnership Share this articlelast_img read more

Orville D. Weaver

first_imgOrville D. Weaver, 99, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Thursday June 13, 2019 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born October 14, 1919 in Ohio County, Indiana, son of the late Rolla B Weaver and Florence (Waller) Weaver.He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, confirmed in 1944. Orville was very active at church, he was a St. John School Board Member, a trustee and an Elder. He was a member of the Dearborn County Precinct Committee for 20 years, joining in 1980. Orville was also the Treasurer for Hogan Water Board for 28 years, and a Hogan Township Trustee for 20 years. He always helped with 4-H.Orville farmed all of his life, starting with the Weaver family farm. He then continued on with his own farm, and dairy farming occupied a lot of his time. The Hogan Valley neighbors were a tight knit group, he often cleaned driveways during snow storms, and they all checked in on one another and helped whenever needed. His faith, family, friends and neighbors were very important to him. Orville left a legacy of respect, dignity, fairness and a positive attitude in all situations that he faced. He influenced a vast number of people throughout his many years of community service, to both young and old alike. He will be missed by all that knew him.Orville is survived by his children, Rebecca “Becki” (Pete) Nocks of Aurora, IN, Dana Weaver of Urbana, IL, Darrell (Beth) Weaver of Dillsboro, IN and daughter in law, Bev Weaver; grandchildren, Kim (Mark) Swanson, Neil (Patti) Weaver, Amanda (Britton) Blair, Adam (Allison) Weaver, Matt (Luciana) Nocks, Andrea (Duane) Bowman, Nick (Chelsea) Weaver, Tim Weaver, Greg Weaver, Sarah (Nathan) Brooks, Dale (Corrie) Weaver; 17 great-grandchildren with two more on the way; and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 50 years, Mary Ellen (Huxsoll) Weaver, sons Phillip and Murl Weaver, and his brother, Gene Weaver.Friends will be received Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the St. John Lutheran Church, 220 Mechanic St., Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the church at 7:00 pm with Pastor Edward Davis officiating.Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 10:30 am at the Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the St. John Lutheran Church or Dearborn or Ohio County 4-H . If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more