Thirst for Victory
August 25, 2011
FORT STORY, Va. -- Six teams from the active-duty Army, Reserve and National Guard as well as the U.S. Marine Corps, competed for the Sgt. Major John C. Marigliano Award of Excellence in the Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Rodeo at Fort Story, Va., Aug. 21-27, 2011. The week-long event was jointly hosted by Forces Command, from Fort Bragg, N.C., and the Quartermaster School, which is part of the Combined Arms Support Command, headquartered at Fort Lee, Va. The objective of the rodeo is to train and educate water production teams and foster confidence and esprit de corps.
The ROWPU is used to make potable (drinkable) water from any water source like lakes, wells and oceans.
The Quartermaster School supported the event by providing evaluators for the various challenges as well as petroleum supply specialists and food service personnel.
After days of intense competition, five Soldiers from the 20th Quartermaster Company were awarded first place. The team is based out of Fort Campbell, Ky., with the 106th Transportation Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade.