PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Col. Michael Hoilien, Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element commander, Lt. Col. Bernard Kopchinski, surgeon and Lt. Col. Francis Stoecker, certified registered nurse anesthetist work with Dr. John De Bye, ‘s Lands Hospital chief of surgery, and his surgical staff to complete remaining medical proceedures from Operation Continuing Promise. In November, after only five days, USS Iwo Jimahad to end the Suriname portion of Operation Continuing Promise and leave to render aid to those affected by Hurricane Tomas in the Eastern Caribbean. (courtesy photo)


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