U.S., French partners hone medical evacuation readiness in Djibouti

Members of the French Air Force Tactical Airlift Squadron 88 walk toward an awaiting SA 330 Puma helicopter during a bilateral exercise with the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One, a maneuver unit of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, at Camp Lemonnier, July 20, 2017. CJTF-HOA partners with French counterparts to strengthen regional cooperation and interoperability, enhancing the mutual ability to conduct operations in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Prince)
Members of the French Air Force Tactical Airlift Squadron 88 walk toward an awaiting SA 330 Puma helicopter during a bilateral exercise with the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One, a maneuver unit of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, at Camp Lemonnier, July 20, 2017. CJTF-HOA partners with French counterparts to strengthen regional cooperation and interoperability, enhancing the mutual ability to conduct operations in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Prince)
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U.S., French partners hone medical evacuation readiness in Djibouti

U.S. Navy Sailors with the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One, assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, and French rescue and medical personnel stationed in Djibouti participated in the first bilateral medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) exercise at a Seabee humanitarian assistance construction site in the Djibouti’s Arta region on July 19 and 20.

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