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HHOHHO VILLAGE, Swaziland - Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force Sergeant Sandile Gama looks on as Army Specialist Michelle Fiveash, 212th Combat Hospital medic, checks the vitals on a patient during the first of a two-day combined medical and dental civil assistance project in Hhohho Village, Swaziland, August 7, 2009. Nearly 500 patients were treated during the two-day visit. MEDFLAG is a joint and combined military exercise between the Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force and U.S. Army Africa,  which is designed to enhance medical capacity, strengthen disaster preparedness, and provide medical, dental, and veterinary services. (Photo by Staff Sergeant Lesley Waters, CJTF-HOA)
HHOHHO VILLAGE, Swaziland - Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force Sergeant Sandile Gama looks on as Army Specialist Michelle Fiveash, 212th Combat Hospital medic, checks the vitals on a patient during the first of a two-day combined medical and dental civil assistance project in Hhohho Village, Swaziland, August 7, 2009. Nearly 500 patients were treated during the two-day visit. MEDFLAG is a joint and combined military exercise between the Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force and U.S. Army Africa, which is designed to enhance medical capacity, strengthen disaster preparedness, and provide medical, dental, and veterinary services. (Photo by Staff Sergeant Lesley Waters, CJTF-HOA)
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