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U.S. Embassy officials, JTF-Bravo, partner with Costa Rica to provide medical support U.S. Embassy officials, JTF-Bravo, partner with Costa Rica to provide medical support
U.S. Embassy officials, JTF-Bravo, partner with Costa Rica to provide medical support

Janina Del Verchio, Costa Rica Minister of Public Security, and Peter Cianchette, U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, talk with a family who received help from the medical readiness exercise in La Pena, Costa Rica. The family, who recently had twins, had received help from the Costa Rica Department of Safety when the twins were born had come back to say thank you and participate in the MEDRETE.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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Posted: 9/27/2008

U.S. Embassy officials, JTF-Bravo, partner with Costa Rica to provide medical support U.S. Embassy officials, JTF-Bravo, partner with Costa Rica to provide medical support
U.S. Embassy officials, JTF-Bravo, partner with Costa Rica to provide medical support

Janina Del Verchio, Costa Rica Minister of Public Security, and Peter Cianchette, U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, view the medical readiness exercise site in La Pena, Costa Rica, Sept. 26. It is expected more than 2,000 people will receive free medical care in a joint operation with the U.S. military and Costa Rica government. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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Posted: 9/27/2008

U.S. Servicemembers partner with Costa Rica to provide airlift, medical careU.S. Servicemembers partner with Costa Rica to provide airlift, medical care
U.S. Servicemembers partner with Costa Rica to provide airlift, medical care

A dentist with the Costa Rican health department helps a patient in La Pena during a medical readiness exercise with Joint Task Force-Bravo Sept. 25. During the three-day MEDRETE U.S. servicemembers partnered with Costa Rican medical teams to provide care to more than 2,000 patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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Posted: 9/26/2008

U.S. Servicemembers partner with Costa Rica to provide airlift, medical careU.S. Servicemembers partner with Costa Rica to provide airlift, medical care
U.S. Servicemembers partner with Costa Rica to provide airlift, medical care

Army Maj. Robert Price, Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element, checks a patient who is experiencing a sore throat during a medical readiness exercise Sept. 25 in La Pena, Costa Rica. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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Posted: 9/26/2008

U.S. servicemembers partner with Honduran medical team to provide specialized surgeriesU.S. servicemembers partner with Honduran medical team to provide specialized surgeries
U.S. servicemembers partner with Honduran medical team to provide specialized surgeries

Spc. Angelique Burnham, an operating room technician from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, cleans medical instruments used during a hand and arm surgery Sept. 17 at Hospital Escuela in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The medical team from Brooke Army Medical Center; Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; and Ft. Riley, Kan., screened more than 80 patients, with half of those were scheduled for surgery during the two-week period. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Asselin)
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Posted: 9/23/2008

U.S. servicemembers partner with Honduran medical team to provide specialized surgeriesU.S. servicemembers partner with Honduran medical team to provide specialized surgeries
U.S. servicemembers partner with Honduran medical team to provide specialized surgeries

Surgeons from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, perform hand surgery to regain function of a finger on a patient at Hospital Escuela in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sept. 17. The medical team screened more than 80 patients, with half of those were scheduled for surgery during the two-week period. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Asselin)
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Posted: 9/23/2008

U.S. servicemembers partner with Honduran medical team to provide specialized surgeriesU.S. servicemembers partner with Honduran medical team to provide specialized surgeries
U.S. servicemembers partner with Honduran medical team to provide specialized surgeries

Surgeons from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, perform hand surgery to regain function of a finger on a patient at Hospital Escuela in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sept. 17. The medical team, with members from Brooke Army Medical Center; Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; and Ft. Riley, Kan., deployed Sept. 8 for the two week medical readiness training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Asselin)
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Posted: 9/23/2008

U.S. servicemembers partner with Honduran medical team to provide specialized surgeriesU.S. servicemembers partner with Honduran medical team to provide specialized surgeries
U.S. servicemembers partner with Honduran medical team to provide specialized surgeries

Surgeons from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, perform hand surgery to regain function of a finger on a patient at Hospital Escuela in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sept. 17. The medical team, with members from Brooke Army Medical Center; Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; and Ft. Riley, Kan., deployed Sept. 8 for the two week medical readiness training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Asselin)
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Posted: 9/23/2008

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Medical readiness exercise

CLUBKI, Honduras - Senior Airman Josh Gabert, Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element, gives a soccer ball as a gift from MEDEL to the children in Clubki. Airman Gabert is part of multi-national team that is participating in medical readiness exercise here. The exercise gave free medical care to more than 300 people here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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Posted: 8/21/2008

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Medical readiness exercise

CLUBKI, Honduras - Dr. Alba Rivera, Honduran Army, takes out a man's tooth in a medical readiness exercise here Aug. 19. Dr. Rivera is part of a multi-national team training in an exercise to prepare for a disaster. Countries in the exercise include Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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Posted: 8/21/2008

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Medical readiness exercise

CLUBKI, Honduras - Dr. Alba Rivera, Honduran Army, takes out a man's tooth in a medical readiness exercise here Aug. 19. Dr. Rivera is part of a multi-national team training in an exercise to prepare for a disaster. Countries in the exercise include Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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Posted: 8/21/2008

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Medical readiness exercise

CLUBKI, Honduras - A medical professional from the Central American team hands out pharmacy products to the people here Aug. 19. Countries that participated in the medical exercise include Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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Posted: 8/21/2008

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Medical readiness exercise

CLUBKI, Honduras - Dr. Juan Alejandro Burgos pulls a tooth from a young child Aug. 19 in a medical readiness exercise here. Dr. Burgos is part of a multi-national team that came to the La Mosquita region to train for a medical disaster and help the people in these villages. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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Posted: 8/21/2008

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Medical readiness exercise

CLUBKI, Honduras - Dr. Juan Alejandro Burgos pulls a tooth from a young child Aug. 19 in a medical readiness exercise here. Dr. Burgos is part of a multi-national team that came to the La Mosquita region to train for a medical disaster and help the people in these villages. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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Posted: 8/21/2008

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Medical readiness exercise

CLUBKI, Honduras - Dr. Juan Alejandro Burgos pulls a tooth from a young child Aug. 19 in a medical readiness exercise here. Dr. Burgos is part of a multi-national team that came to the La Mosquita region to train for a medical disaster and help the people in these villages. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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Posted: 8/21/2008

C.A forces participate in disaster response exerciseC.A forces participate in disaster response exercise
C.A forces participate in disaster response exercise

PUERTO CASTILLA, Honduras - Servicemembers from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala arrived here Aug. 18 to train with U.S. servicemembers from Joint Task Force-Bravo in a medical readiness exercise. The exercise will allow the United States and the Central American countries to learn from one another and prepare for disaster relief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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Posted: 8/18/2008

C.A forces participate in disaster response exerciseC.A forces participate in disaster response exercise
C.A forces participate in disaster response exercise

PUERTO CASTILLA, Honduras - Servicemembers from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala arrived here Aug. 18 to train with U.S. servicemembers from Joint Task Force-Bravo in a medical readiness exercise. The exercise will allow the United States and the Central American countries to learn from one another and prepare for disaster relief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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Posted: 8/18/2008

JTF-Bravo, USARSO, C.A forces participate in disaster response exerciseJTF-Bravo, USARSO, C.A forces participate in disaster response exercise
JTF-Bravo, USARSO, C.A forces participate in disaster response exercise

PUERTO CASTILLA, Honduras - A Blackhawk from the 1-228th U.S. Army Air Ambulance Division lands here Aug. 18 in support of the Paz Garcia Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Response Exercise. More than 120 servicemembers from the United States and Central American countries will participate in the three-day exercise, which will test disaster response. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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Posted: 8/18/2008

Wilford Hall team treats ENT patients in HondurasWilford Hall team treats ENT patients in Honduras
Wilford Hall team treats ENT patients in Honduras

A surgical team from Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, performs ear surgery on a patient June 17 at Hospital Escuela in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The 14-person team spent two weeks at the hospital performing ear, nose and throat procedures, as well as providing hearing tests and hearing aid fittings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Asselin)
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Posted: 6/20/2008

Wilford Hall team treats ENT patients in HondurasWilford Hall team treats ENT patients in Honduras
Wilford Hall team treats ENT patients in Honduras

Capt. (Dr.) Luke Arnholt, and ENT surgeon from Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, performs ear surgery on a patient June 17 at Hospital Escuela in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The 14-person team from WHMC did more than 240 patient evaluations and more than 40 surgeries during the two-week visit to the hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Asselin)
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Posted: 6/20/2008

Wilford Hall team treats ENT patients in HondurasWilford Hall team treats ENT patients in Honduras
Wilford Hall team treats ENT patients in Honduras

Air Force Capt. Matt Williams, an audiologist from Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, treats a young patient at Hospital Escuela in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, June 17. The audiology team performed more than 160 hearing tests and fitted more than 50 hearing aids during their two-week visit to the hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Asselin)
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Posted: 6/20/2008

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Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008

COMASAGUA, El Salvador ? Air Force Capt. Manny Silviera, reviews a prescription for a Salvadoran boy May 8 at a make-shift pharmacy at a school near Comasagua, El Salvador, during Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008, the U.S. Southern Command and Salvadoran Ministry of Defense-sponsored exercise held throughout the Central American region May 5-15. During the exercise, medication valued at more than $10,000 was dispensed to Salvadorans in need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. William Farrow)
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Posted: 5/12/2008

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Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008

COMASAGUA, El Salvador ? Army Sgt. Pedro Lopez briefs Salvadoran children May 8 on proper hygiene practices during the public health information portion of the medical readiness exercise which took place over two days at a school near Comasagua, El Salvador, during Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008, the U.S. Southern Command and Salvadoran Ministry of Defense-sponsored exercise held throughout the Central American region May 5-15. Sergeant Lopez provided his 10-minute brief to more than 1600 people over the two day exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. William Farrow)
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Posted: 5/12/2008

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Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008

COMASAGUA, El Salvador ? Army Lt. Col. Mike Hoilien listens to an explanation of symptoms from the mother of a Salvadoran boy May 7. The medical personnel often relied on translators, like El Salvadoran navy ensign Pedro Rosales, to provide information during Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008, the U.S. Southern Command and Salvadoran Ministry of Defense-sponsored exercise held throughout the Central American region May 5-15. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. William Farrow)
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Posted: 5/12/2008

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Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008

COMASAGUA, El Salvador ? Salvadorans await entrance to a school near Comasagua, El Salvador, May 8 during Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008, the U.S. Southern Command and Salvadoran Ministry of Defense-sponsored exercise held throughout the Central American region May 5-15. More than 1,600 Salvadorans from the area received general practice care, dental care, eye care, medication and public health instruction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. William Farrow)
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Posted: 5/12/2008

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Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008

COMASAGUA, El Salvador ? Army Staff Sgt. Alfred Wyatt gives anti-parasitic medicine to a young Slavadoran boy May 8 at a school near Comasagua, El Salvador, during Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008, the U.S. Southern Command and Salvadoran Ministry of Defense-sponsored exercise held throughout the Central American region May 5-15. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. William Farrow)
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Posted: 5/12/2008

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Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008

COMASAGUA, El Salvador ? Air Force Capt. Charlene Kirby examines a Salvadoran boy May 7 at a school near Comasagua, El Salvador, during Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008, the U.S. Southern Command and Salvadoran Ministry of Defense-sponsored exercise held throughout the Central American region May 5-15. Captain Kirby was part of the 18-person team of Soldiers and Airmen from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, who spent two days operating a makeshift clinic at an elementary school triaging more than 1,600 Salvadoran villagers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. William Farrow)
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Posted: 5/12/2008

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Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008

COMASAGUA, El Salvador ? Dr. Miguel Coello, MEDEL liaison officer, examines the leg of a Salvadoran woman at her home May 8. The woman was unable to walk to the school near Comasagua, El Salvador where free medical care was offered during the medical readiness training exercise portion of Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008, the U.S. Southern Command and Salvadoran Ministry of Defense-sponsored exercise held throughout the Central American region May 5-15. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. William Farrow)
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Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008

COMASAGUA, El Salvador ? Air Force Major Paul Miller examines a Salvadoran girl May 7 at a school near Comasagua, El Salvador during Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008, the U.S. Southern Command and Salvadoran Ministry of Defense-sponsored exercise held throughout the Central American region May 5-15. The medical readiness training exercise allowed Joint Task Force-Bravo to deploy a medical team to perform real-world medical care during the disaster planning and operations-focused exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. William Farrow)
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Posted: 5/12/2008

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Front porch dentestry

Air Force Dr. (Lt. Col.) Ray Williams (left) and Dr. Patricia Navarro, Honduran Army dentist, remove teeth from patients during the Morolica MEDRETE March. 10. A majority of the dental care provided was the extraction of decayed teeth, often the result of neglect combined with poor diets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. William Farrow)
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Posted: 3/18/2008

Weighing inWeighing in
Weighing in

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras--Air Force Staff Sgt. Abe Alcivar, MEDEL medical equipment technician, weighs a young Honduran boy during the Morolica MEDRETE March. 10. Sergeant Alcivar was one of the MEDEL staff used as a translator during the triage process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. William Farrow)
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Posted: 3/18/2008

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Close examination

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras--Army Col. Mike Sigmon, JTF-Bravo MEDEL commander, examines a patient during the Medical Readiness Training Exercise March 10 in Morolica, Honduras. Managed by SOUTHCOM since 1989, the MEDRETE program is one of the premier engagement efforts in the region, giving U.S. military health care personnel the opportunity to have a positive impact on thousands of people who may not have had any medical care in years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. William Farrow)
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Posted: 3/18/2008

Haul it offHaul it off
Haul it off

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras--As supplies are used up, Army Sgt. Christopher Roach and Army Sgt. 1st Class Galo Bueno, haul away a spent equipment bin during the March 10 MEDTRETE. More than $9000 of medical supplies were used during the medical exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. William Farrow)
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Posted: 3/18/2008

Stack it upStack it up
Stack it up

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras--Using a classroom as a makeshift pharmacy, Army Sgt. Rachel Mayhill and Air Force Capt. Manuel Silveira set up shop during the March 10 MEDRETE in Morolica, Honduras. MEDRETEs offer medical troops a one-of-a-kind opportunity to go through an entire deployment process and treat patients in the field training that is a departure from the typically simulated medical training exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. William Farrow)
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Posted: 3/18/2008

JTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three yearsJTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three years
JTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three years

PIEDRA MESA, Costa Rica – Air Force Capt. Michelle Sredinski, Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element, listens to the breathing of a native Costa Rican woman at a makeshift clinic here Dec. 19. JTF-Bravo deployed 28 servicemembers from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras to Costa Rica, at the invitation of the country’s Ministry of Health, for the first Medical Readiness Training Exercise in more than three years. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Grant Vaught)
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Posted: 12/21/2007

JTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three yearsJTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three years
JTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three years

PIEDRA MESA, Costa Rica – Army Col. (Dr.) Stephen Bernstein, Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element, administers a shot to a native Costa Rican man at a makeshift clinic here Dec. 18. JTF-Bravo deployed 28 servicemembers from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras to Costa Rica, at the invitation of the country’s Ministry of Health, for the first Medical Readiness Training Exercise in more than three years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May)
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JTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three yearsJTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three years
JTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three years

PIEDRA MESA, Costa Rica – Air Force Staff Sgt. Aimee Orndorff, Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element, explains medication directions to a Costa Rican translator in the pharmacy of a makeshift clinic here Dec. 18. JTF-Bravo deployed 28 servicemembers from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras to Costa Rica, at the invitation of the country’s Ministry of Health, for the first Medical Readiness Training Exercise in more than three years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May)
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Posted: 12/21/2007

JTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three yearsJTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three years
JTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three years

PIEDRA MESA, Costa Rica – Air Force Master Sgt. Troy Himes, Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element, carries boxes of food from an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to a collection point here Dec. 18. JTF-Bravo deployed 28 servicemembers from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras to Costa Rica, at the invitation of the country’s Ministry of Health, for the first Medical Readiness Training Exercise in more than three years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May)
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Posted: 12/21/2007

JTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three yearsJTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three years
JTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three years

PIEDRA MESA, Costa Rica – Native Costa Ricans line up outside a makeshift clinic Dec. 18 to be seen by nurses from Joint Task Force-Bravo’s Medical Element. JTF-Bravo deployed 28 servicemembers from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras to Costa Rica, at the invitation of the country’s Ministry of Health, for the first Medical Readiness Training Exercise in more than three years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May)
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Posted: 12/21/2007

JTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three yearsJTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three years
JTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three years

PIEDRA MESA, Costa Rica – Air Force Staff Sgts. Steven Geist (left) and David Pagani, Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element, take a young Costa Rican girl with cerebral palsy who has been diagnosed with pneumonia to a waiting helicopter to be air evacuated from a makeshift clinic to a hospital in Limon Dec. 18. JTF-Bravo deployed 28 servicemembers from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras to Costa Rica, at the invitation of the country’s Ministry of Health, for the first Medical Readiness Training Exercise in more than three years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May)
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Posted: 12/21/2007

JTF-Bravo MEDEL sets up shop in local hospitalJTF-Bravo MEDEL sets up shop in local hospital
JTF-Bravo MEDEL sets up shop in local hospital

COMAYAGUA, Honduras – Doctors, nurses and medical technicians from the Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element prepare a patient and operating room for surgery during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise Dec. 5. MEDEL surgeons usually perform surgical MEDRETES twice a week in towns near Soto Cano Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May)
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Posted: 12/7/2007

JTF-Bravo MEDEL sets up shop in local hospitalJTF-Bravo MEDEL sets up shop in local hospital
JTF-Bravo MEDEL sets up shop in local hospital

COMAYAGUA, Honduras – Army Major (Dr.) Kurt Davis (right), a surgeon with the Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element, and local surgeon Dr. Jose Mejía perform surgery on a Honduran patient while Tech. Sgt Bruce Graybill, an operating room technician, assists during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise Dec. 5. MEDEL surgeons usually perform surgical MEDRETES twice a week in towns near Soto Cano Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May)
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Posted: 12/7/2007

JTF-Bravo MEDEL sets up shop in local hospitalJTF-Bravo MEDEL sets up shop in local hospital
JTF-Bravo MEDEL sets up shop in local hospital

COMAYAGUA, Honduras – Air Force Majors Donnell Nicks and Irene Cassidy, operating room nurses with the Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element, prepare a patient for surgery during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise Dec. 5. MEDEL surgeons usually perform surgical MEDRETES twice a week in towns near Soto Cano Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May)
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Posted: 12/7/2007

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MEDEL conducts mission in El Salvador

CORINTO, El Salvador -- Air Force 1st Lt. Vanessa Johnson, chief of medical logistics at the Medical Element from Joint Task Force-Bravo, talks with local children here Nov. 6 following a a medical readiness training exercise. MEDEL provided medical care for 2,690 El Salvadorans. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 11/14/2007

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MEDEL conducts mission in El Salvador

CORINTO, El Salvador - Air Force Capt. Denise Lane, a nurse with the Medical Element at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, talks with patients during a recent Medical Readiness Training Exercise here Nov. 5-6. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 11/14/2007

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MEDEL conducts mission in El Salvador

CORINTO, El Salvador - Army Maj. (Dr.) Richard Malish, a surgeon with the Medical Element at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, talks with patients during a recent Medical Readiness Training Exercise here Nov. 5-6. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 11/14/2007

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MEDEL conducts mission in El Salvador

CORINTO, El Salvador - Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joshua Sigler, a medical technician with the Medical Element at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, talks with patients during a recent Medical Readiness Training Exercise here Nov. 5-6. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 11/14/2007

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MEDEL provides care in Cuesta de la Virgen

CUESTA DE LA VIRGEN, Honduras -- Air Force Tech. Sgt. Diane Strohm, Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element emergency medical technician, takes the blood pressure of a Honduran villager here Oct. 19. This MEDRETE educated 785 Hondurans on preventive medicine issues such as hand washing, food preparation and personal hygiene. Of those 785, doctors examined 352 patients and the dentist treated 139 patients. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sonny Cohrs)
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Posted: 10/22/2007

    

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