Throughout the week-long exercise, the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment delivered more than 399,000 lbs. of building materials to remote locations and the MEDEL administered care to more than 1,200 patients.
230504-F-PJ703-082.JPG Photo By: Tech. Sgt. Duncan McElroy

PANAMA CITY, Panama - U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo’s Medical Element transfer medical supplies from a CH-47 Chinook at the Panama Pacific International Airport May 4, 2023, outside Panama City, Panama. The MEDEL, along with members of Joint Task Force-Bravo’s 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment and Army Forces Battalion, are slated to participate in the humanitarian exercise Keel Billed Toucan 2023 (known locally as Mercury V) May 9-12. JTF-Bravo, located on Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, conducts exercises like KBT 23 to test its ability to respond to humanitarian aid and disaster relief needs throughout the region, while providing medical care to Panamanian citizens. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Duncan McElroy)


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