Friday, July 17, 2009

Pacific Angel Humanitarian Mission Underway in Timor Leste, Indonesia

U.S. Air Force and Army members are partnering with local military and civilian authorities in Timor Leste and Indonesia to provide medical, dental, and engineering assistance as part of Operation Pacific Angel.

The 2009 edition of Pacific Angel began July 15 with the establishment of clinics in Dili, Timor Leste and Naioni, Indonesia.

More than three hundred patients received basic services at both locations in the initial days of the mission, as noted in news stories highlighting activities in Dili and Naioni. Care includes general medicine, optometry and dentistry services. Subject Matter Expert Exchanges (SMEEs) are also scheduled in topic areas such as infection control and basic life support.

The operation also consists of several military assistance programs such as aeromedical evacuation subject matter expert exchanges.

Pacific Angel, a Pacific Air Forces operation led by 13th Air Force, is conducted annually in the U.S. Pacific Command's area of responsibility. The mission brings basic services to those in need, while building important civil-military relationships and regional awareness of the personnel involved.

Keep up with Pacific Angel on the 13th Air Force website and the PACAF Pixels blog.

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