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

Emergency medical services personnel lift a patient on to an ambulance during a bilateral exercise with the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One, a maneuver unit of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa,  and French forces at Camp Lemonnier, July 20, 2017. CJTF-HOA conducts exercises to maintain readiness and evaluate capability of U.S. and international forces, or to establish/maintain relationships and contribute to capacity building. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Prince)
Emergency medical services personnel lift a patient on to an ambulance during a bilateral exercise with the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One, a maneuver unit of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, and French forces at Camp Lemonnier, July 20, 2017. CJTF-HOA conducts exercises to maintain readiness and evaluate capability of U.S. and international forces, or to establish/maintain relationships and contribute to capacity building. (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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