Chuuk


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Chuuk

 (cho͝ok) or Truk (trŭk, tro͝ok)
An island group and state of the Federated States of Micronesia in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean. Site of a major Japanese naval base during World War II, the islands were part of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1947 to 1986.
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Description: The overall objective of the Project is to enhance public health and the environment through assistance to improve water supply infrastructure in Kosrae and Yap, and wastewater infrastructure in Pohnpei; and to support economic growth and poverty reduction in Chuuk through improvements to the electrical power sector.
Micronesia has around 100,000 people split between four islands - Pohnpei, Yap, Chuuk and Kosrae.
The squadron must be ready for operations ranging from Operation Tomodachi, the relief mission after the Sendai earthquake in 2011, to rescuing a crew of mariners off the coast of Chuuk Island, Micronesia, in 2013.
Coast Guard Sector Guam and asked to assist with a search and rescue mission off the coast of Chuuk Island, Micronesia.
The Springfield-based nonprofit organization Caring Hand to Mouth set up a mobile dental exam clinic in Chuuk using one of Western Shelter's innovative container systems, which were designed to make international transport and setup simple.
renovate another air base and anchorage in the central Pacific, such as Palau and Chuuk (Turk).
Women, for example, have taken advantage of Christian church groups, as in Chuuk, where Micronesian women worked through church groups to effect a ban on the sale of alcohol in order to combat domestic violence (Marshall and Marshall 1990).
The carrier's new Micronesia Express service will offer weekly departures from Los Angeles, Oakland and Tacoma to the Pacific islands of Majuro, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap, Palau and Saipan.
Most people on Guam are] oblivious to how far Chuuk and Yap are from here.
The scene: Nepown Village, Udot Island in Chuuk, in the Federated States of Micronesia, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean.
It's back home to Chuuk," Graham said, referring to one of the four major islands that make up Micronesia.
Other Pacific Islanders, predominantly Micronesians from Chuuk (11,230), Palau (2,563), and Pohnpei (2,248), collectively constitute a larger number than Whites; while other Asians--predominantly Koreans (3,437), Chinese (2,368), and Japanese (2,368)--are just slightly smaller in number.