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KOROR, Palau (Palau Horizon, April 14) — A U.S. Navy
construction team ended its six month deployment in Palau and turned over Camp
Katuu to a new team on April 12.

Lt. Brett Bodine, Civic Action Team 74-01 officer-in-charge,
said the 13-man team accomplished several community projects.

Among these projects was the installation of water storage tanks
in Ngiwal, Angaur and Kayangel.

Bodine said the project will help improve the health and welfare
of the communities and prepare them in the event of any emergency or disaster.

The Navy team also repaired the damage at the previously
constructed water storage systems in Melekeok, Ngchesar, Ngaraard and Peleliu.

The team, moreover, was tasked with the pavement of the Palau
Mission Academy road to ensure the safety of the students and other pedestrians.

Bodine said his team likewise carried out smaller projects such
as the repair of the road near the church, the painting of community centers and
maintenance of memorial sites in Peleliu.

Bodine said their community relations programs were especially

The team, he said, presented over 150 movies in their camp and
in various communities and locations throughout Palau.

The Seabees also organized the annual Halloween haunted house on
two separate nights last year.

Further, CAT 74-01 participated in the Palauan Cultural Festival
Parade by lending a 5-ton dump truck to school organizations.

The team organized Thanksgiving Day open camp and Santa Claus
visits during the holiday season last year, and participated in the Palau
national track and field competitions as well as in many local activities and
events, including basketball coaching, support for Palau’s annual battery
drive and the youth day festival.

The team also provided medical services, treating over 1,200
patients, and making 16 medical civic action program visits to the Koror jail.

April 14, 2003

Story via Marianas Variety: www.mvariety.com 

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