Nurses of the Dil Chora Hospital in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, attended the first week-long emergency medical technician (EMT) course, October 15, 2010.
The course is a partnership between Dr. Manyazewal Dessie, senior orthopedic surgeon at Dil Chora Hospital, soldiers of the U.S. Army 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, Charlie Company, and Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7 (NMCB 7).
The curriculum for the 23 students, approved by the hospital to meet their standards, consist
A room full of traditional gis wrap around in a circle watching sweat pour off the poor soul about to tap out and smelling the sweat, tears and determination of the blue belt grappling with a highly skilled black belt. Onlookers watch as grappler’s master their techniques.
A team of 15 Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 traveled to Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 23, to provide engineering support to Operation UNITED ASSISTANCE, conducting site surveys for projects such as hospitals, supply storage and training facilities for healthcare workers fighting the Ebola outbreak.
Here on the Horn of Africa, we're fortunate to have some of the best military and civilian members serving today, working together in unity with our joint, interagency, and multinational teammates to accomplish a very important mission.
In the course of our travels to the various countries in the Horn of Africa, we're fortunate to spend a lot of time with U.S. Ambassadors to our partner nations. Ambassadors have a big job and huge responsibilities, representing each of us, as Americans, in more than 160 nations.