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Civic Action Team Palau Fosters Partnerships in the Indo-Pacific Region

By Senior Airman Helena Owens 36th Wing Public Affairs

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- The Civic Action Team (CAT) Palau is continuing a longstanding relationship with the Republic of Palau. This partnership is not only helping the island of Palau flourish but is an essential part of maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

The CAT is working with locals on community projects, apprenticeship training, vehicle maintenance, medical support and construction. They will be on island into the New Year.

Some community events include cultural fairs, House of pain, beach clean-ups, reading to students and more. House of pain is a daily workout the CAT does with the locals to promote unity in the community while supporting the islands "Fit Palau" initiative.

Over the weekend the island of Palau celebrated Olechotel Belau Fair (OBF) and United Nations Day. OBF is a showcase of Palauan culture. The event included food, souvenirs, dances, singing and more. Over 20 countries participated in the event with flags, national anthems and cultural dances. The CAT Palau had the privilege of marching behind the Palauans, and giving a speech about their appreciation for Palau's continued support and involvement with the 36th Wing and the United States.

Ultimately, the CAT Palau is continuing the 36th Wing’s mission of fostering partnerships within the Indo-Pacific. This partnership is essential in our nation’s defense so, way to go CAT Palau for aiding the growth and strength of it!
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