Water treatment specialists compete in the 'Super Bowl' of water purification
230508-A-PZ247-951.JPG Photo By: MSG Benari Poulten

FORT STORY, Va. - It was no day at the beach for the teams of military water treatment specilaists competing against each other in this year's Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Rodeo from May 8-12, 2023, as the five day U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) competition tested their skills and readiness under the watchful guidance of U.S. Army Reserve instructors from the 94th Training Division – Force Sustainment, who served as evaulators and support staff for the ROWPU Rodeo. The 94th is part of the 80th Training Command (The Army School System) and this year's competitive teams included Active Duty U.S. Army Soldiers and U.S. Marines, with water support technicians from Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 172 taking home the overall top prize, as well as being named “Most Motivated.” Brig. Gen. Patrica Wallace, the 80th's Commanding General, was on-hand at the culminating awards banquet to congratulate all the participants and give out the top trophy.


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