CJTF-HOA medical provides link to multinational efforts against East African VEOs

Lt. Cmdr. Nehkonti Adams, Navy Medicine Professional Development Center director, Bethesda, Md., introduces herself to the attendees if the Military Tropical Medicine Course held at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, May 9-11, 2017. NMPDC is the hub for U.S. Navy medicine's health services, supporting professional development, training and education mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond)
Lt. Cmdr. Nehkonti Adams, Navy Medicine Professional Development Center director, Bethesda, Md., introduces herself to the attendees if the Military Tropical Medicine Course held at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, May 9-11, 2017. NMPDC is the hub for U.S. Navy medicine's health services, supporting professional development, training and education mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond)
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