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22 July 2009
Australian Army Engineers

12 Australian Army Engineers are currently delivering engineering and construction aid on the Island of Lifuka in Tonga. Three of the 12 Aussie engineers are working long, hot days within a multinational team, fully refurbishing a Community Centre in the village of Faleola. The Community Centre is an important part of Tongan life and is used for recreation, village meetings, disaster relief efforts, major events and traditional feasts.

PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP is the US sponsored, dedicated Humanitarian and Civic Assistance mission conducted by, with and through partner nations and non-governmental organisations to execute a variety of engineering, medical, dental and veterinary aid projects in the Pacific Fleet Area of Responsibility. PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2009 is visiting Samoa, Tonga, the Solomon Islands, Kiribati and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.