Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force (USDF), U.S. Army Africa, and U.S. Africa Command (USARAF) concluded the two-week MEDFLAG 09 exercise with a closing ceremony at USDF headquarters in Manzini, Swaziland on August 14, 2009.
MEDFLAG is a joint and combined military exercise led by U.S. Army Africa in support of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) to improve medical disaster preparedness and humanitarian assistance management. The exercise consisted of three phases: classroom training; a mass casu
U.S. service members participating in exercise MEDFLAG 09 donated 6,200 South African Rand (about $800) worth of food and toys to 65 children, ranging in age from one to 15 years old at Emmanuel Khayalethu Orphanage in Swaziland, Aguust 14, 2009.
MEDFLAG is a joint and combined military exercise led by U.S. Army Africa in support of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) to improve medical disaster preparedness and humanitarian assistance management. During the exercise, both U.S. and Swazi per
Within hours of being notified, CJTF-HOA’s East Africa Response Force prepared dozens of Soldiers and tons of supplies for takeoff during an emergency response exercise, validating the EARF’s rapid response capabilities.
U.S. Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa tested their rapid response capability during an exercise here recently.
The East Africa Response Force conducted an embassy response exercise to hone their skills of quickly reacting to a threat facing a U.S. Embassy in the region. It is comprised of members from the U.S. Army’s 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.
Soldiers from the 2/138th Field Artillery Regiment, supporting the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa mission, took advantage of an opportunity to hone their medical first responder skills with members from the Djibouti Armed Forces-Artillery Regiment here recently.
Overall, the exercise was designed to share best practices about emergency medicine, triage, stabilization and evacuation. The participating Soldiers, Sergeant Tiffany Anestis and Spc. Eric Gipson, shared their knowle