Saturday, May 20, 2006

ANA Provides Medical Care to 6,300

Photo by Marine Capt. Dan Huvane, Task Force Spartan
Public Affairs

JALALABAD AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – An Afghanistan National Army
soldier provides humanitarian assistance as part of a six-day medical
civic assistance program run by Afghan and Coalition forces in the
Korengal Valley.

Historic MEDCAP Provides Care to Korengal
By Marine Capt. Dan Huvane
Task Force Spartan public affairs

JALALABAD AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Defying estimates of a low turnout, more than 6,300 patients were treated during the course of an historic six-day medical civic assistance program conducted by the Afghan National Army and Coalition Forces in Kunar Province ’s Korengal Valley recently.

The MEDCAP was the first ever conducted in the Korengal Valley, long regarded as a sanctuary for enemy fighters before Operation Mountain Lion established a permanent military presence and provided security for the region. That distinction was not lost on the medical staff, comprised of Afghans and Americans, who provided care at a transformed lumber yard established as a Coalition outpost by the U.S. Marines of Task Force Lava only days earlier. [continue reading]

Category: News, Middle East and Afghanistan.

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