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Wild Weasel Walk-Through: Water Treatment Plant

Group of military members look into a clarifying tank.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class William Pennebaker, a 35th Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuel systems maintenance journeyman, shows the clarifying tank to Col. Jesse Friedel, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joey Meininger, the 35th Fighter Wing command chief, during a Wild Weasel Walk-Through at the Water Treatment Plant at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 06, 2021. The tank separates clear water from sludge, getting the water ready for chlorine disinfection and a safe return to the ocean. (U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

Group of military members pose for photo

U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse Friedel, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joey Meininger, the 35th Fighter Wing command chief, met with members of the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuel system maintenance team during a Wild Weasel Walk-Through at the Water Treatment Plant at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 06, 2021. The 83-person team at the Water Treatment Plant provides clean usable water for the whole base, while complying with environmental and safety regulations. (U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

Three men in uniform stand looking at equipment.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class William Pennebaker, a 35th Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuel systems maintenance journeyman, explains wastewater treatment procedures to Col. Jesse Friedel, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joey Meininger, the 35th Fighter Wing command chief, during a Wild Weasel Walk-Through at the Water Treatment Plant at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 06, 2021. The first step in the wastewater treatment process, the large screen, removes large debris, such as wet wipes or trash. (U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

Four men in uniform stand looking at large pumps and equipment on the wall.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Taylor Valerio, a 35th Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuel systems maintenance craftsman, describes the process of the chlorine feeder pumps to Col. Jesse Friedel, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joey Meininger, the 35th Fighter Wing command chief, during a Wild Weasel Walk-Through at the Water Treatment Plant at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 06, 2021. Chlorine is fed into the water and checked regularly to support water sanitization. (U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

Group of military members look at a control station.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Taylor Valerio, a 35th Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuel systems maintenance craftsman, explains the control station to Col. Jesse Friedel, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joey Meininger, the 35th Fighter Wing command chief, during a Wild Weasel Walk-Through at the Water Treatment Plant at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 06, 2021. The control station allows the team to monitor and control water as it is pumped and treated. (U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joao Marcus Costa)

Misawa Air Base, Japan --