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SHISELWENI VILLAGE, Swaziland - 1st Lieutenant Doug Taylor, 212th Combat Support Hospital nurse, partners with a member of the Swaziland Department of Health to screen patients during a combined medical and dental civil assistance project in Shiselweni Village, Swaziland, on August 10, 2009. 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)
SHISELWENI VILLAGE, Swaziland - 1st Lieutenant Doug Taylor, 212th Combat Support Hospital nurse, partners with a member of the Swaziland Department of Health to screen patients during a combined medical and dental civil assistance project in Shiselweni Village, Swaziland, on August 10, 2009. 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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