Monthly Archives: August 2009

U.S. service members visit Swazi orphanage during MEDFLAG 09 in Swaziland, Africa

U.S. service members, participating in exercise MEDFLAG 09, visited and donated 6,200 South African Rand ($800) in food and toys to the Emmanuel Khayalethu Orphanage in Motjane, Swaziland Aug. 14, 2009.

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U.S. service members visit Swazi orphanage during MEDFLAG 09 in Swaziland, Africa

U.S. service members, participating in exercise MEDFLAG 09, visited and donated 6,200 South African Rand ($800) in food and toys to the Emmanuel Khayalethu Orphanage in Motjane, Swaziland Aug. 14, 2009.

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U.S. service members visit Swazi orphanage during MEDFLAG 09 in Swaziland, Africa

U.S. service members, participating in exercise MEDFLAG 09, visited and donated 6,200 South African Rand ($800) in food and toys to the Emmanuel Khayalethu Orphanage in Motjane, Swaziland Aug. 14, 2009.

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MEDFLAG 09: U.S. Army Africa strengthens ties with partners in Swaziland 090813

Partnership was the key to success during MEDFLAG 09, a U.S. Army Africa exercise held this August that benefited thousands of people in Swazi villages.
That partnership was built on cooperation between the U.S. military and government of Swaziland.
Our pledge is to continue to serve side-by-side with our national and international partners to promote security, stability and peace in Africa, and of course in Swaziland. MEDFLAG 09 has been an important demonstration of our commitment to our African and partnered nations.

During the two-week exercise, roughly 2,400 medical and dental treatments were performed during visits to Swazi villages. At veterinary clinics, nearly 10,500 animals received treatment. The exercise included the Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force, the Swaziland Ministry of Health, U.S. Army Africa and U.S. Africa Command.

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MEDFLAG 09: U.S. Army Africa Partnership strengthens ties with partners in Swaziland 090813

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VIDEO: Medics mentor in Djibouti




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Originally uploaded by US Army Africa

New Video! First responder course offered in Djibouti, U.S. Army Africa Soldiers tell all about it…

The U.S. Army Africa team mentored 29 students from Djibouti’s military, ranging from junior enlisted troops to company-grade officers. The five-day course included classroom instruction, hands-on exercises and a daylong test of the skills in a simulated hostile environment.

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U.S. Army medics provide relief to Swazi villagers

HHOHHO, Swaziland – U.S. military medics partnered with Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force (USDF) and a Swaziland Public Health medical team to offer care to nearly 500 Swazi villagers during MEDFLAG 09.

The village, in the Swaziland’s Zinyane Province, was one of four villages the MEDFLAG team visited during the two-week exercise. The 35-member U.S. medical team arrived in Hhohho on Aug. 7 for a two-day visit.

U.S. Army Africa is conducting MEDFLAG 09, a joint and combined military exercise that supports U.S. Africa Command’s Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) strategy – which includes supporting African countries with medical capabilities.

U.S. Army Africa MEDFLAG 09 Medical Visit Hhohho, Swaziland 090807

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U.S. Army Africa private gets his chance to mentor in Djibouti during medical course

Just 15 months ago, Daniel Bateson was hanging drywall with his family’s home improvement business, the Connecticut-native never dreamed he would visit Africa.

Even during the weeks and months taking temperatures and handing out band-aids at Vicenza’s health clinic, the U.S. Army Africa private first class wondered if he’d get a shot to take part in the command’s new initiatives – partnering with African militaries to promote stability on the continent.

Then, a few weeks back, Bateson, 21, got tapped to mentor in Djibouti – making him the most junior U.S. Army Africa Soldier to deploy to the continent. He accompanied Sgt. 1st Class Roddy Rieger to Camp Lemonier in early-August, where the team led a weeklong course on how first aid and medical evacuations work in hostile zones – similar to the U.S. Army’s combat lifesaver training.

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