Marines Establish Self-sustaining Water Purification System

01/12/2014: Lance Cpl. Dean O. Barrett, from San Diego, Calif., gathers accurate readings using a tactical water purification system Nov. 6, 2013, to determine the chemicals needed to properly purify seawater around a beach area on Tinian during exercise Forager Fury II.

The water provided will be the sole source of purified water used by Marines on Tinian throughout FFII.

Barrett is a water support technician with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

Credit:Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni:11/6/13

  • In photo 2, Lance Cpl. Dean O. Barrett, from San Diego, Calif., attaches hoses to a tactical water purification system’s fuel pump Nov. 6, 2013, around a beach area on Tinian to provide Marines a potable water source during exercise Forager Fury II.
  • In the final photo, Lance Cpl. Dean O. Barrett, from San Diego, Calif., and Sgt. Canaan M. Stanley, from Albion, Ind., set up a tactical water purification system’s fuel pump Nov. 6, 2013, around a beach area on Tinian to provide Marines a clean water source during exercise Forager Furry II.

For a discussion of the USMC and new lightweight water purification systems see the following:

http://www.26thmeu.marines.mil/News/NewsArticleDisplay/tabid/2723/Article/100695/water-purification-specialists-field-new-lightweight-system-at-fort-pickett.aspx

 

 

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