Monthly Archives: November 2009

“We honor their memory”

Soldiers, civilians and family members from U.S. Army Africa and the Vicenza Military Community came together to pay tribute to U.S. veterans, past and present, during a Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony Nov. 12 on Caserma Ederle.

“From ‘the shot heard ‘round the world’, in Lexington on April 19, 1775, to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team’s ongoing deployment to Afghanistan, our veterans – Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines – have served nobly and deserve our sincere gratitude and abiding respect,” said Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett III, U.S. Army Africa commanding general and guest speaker for the ceremony.

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Masaika Clinic in Tanzania Reopened – Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa

At a ceremony here Wednesday, the Masaika clinic, the central point of health care for nearly 1,800 people, reopened after renovation by the Hamcon Company.

Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa awarded a $33,435 contract on Sept. 24, 2008. Construction started in January 2009. The district commissioner of Pangani, Zipora Pangani, requested the Civil Affairs Team of the 486th Civil Affairs Battalion and the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania to consider the Masaika clinic for renovation in August 2007.

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U.S. Army research unit marks four decades in Kenya, Africa – USAMRU-K

U.S. Army research unit marks four decades in Kenya

Story and photos by Rick Scavetta
U.S. Army Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya – Soldiers and Army civilians assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya are celebrating 40 years of research in East Africa.

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U.S. Army research unit marks four decades in Kenya, Africa – USAMRU-K

Story and photos by Rick Scavetta
U.S. Army Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya – Soldiers and Army civilians assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya are celebrating 40 years of research in East Africa.

USAMRU-K, known locally to Kenyans as the Walter Reed Project, is growing exponentially, said the unit’s commander, U.S. Army Col. Scott Gordon.

“Our 40th anniversary comes amid one of USAMRU-K’s greatest undertaking. Our Kisumu field station is part of a three-year study into what may become the world’s first malaria vaccine for children,” Gordon said.

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