Medical Readiness and Training Exercise 15-3

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    Chadian Army Capt. Nodjiath Emery, a doctor at the Hospital Militaire D’Instruction (Military Teaching Hospital) in N’Djamena, Chad, and U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Tam Nguyen, an ear, nose and throat surgeon with the 4005th U.S. Army Hospital, Army Reserve Command, perform an external sinus surgery on a patient April 21. The patient had an infection, which the joint medical team treated by draining the infected area and flushing the sinus cavity. U.S. and Chadian medical teams are working together as part of a joint exercise called Medical Readiness Training Exercise 15-3 and known as MEDRETE 15-3.The exercise is a joint effort between the Chadian government, U.S. Army Africa, the Army Reserve Medical Command and the 7th Civil Support Command. MEDRETE 15-3 serves as an opportunity for U.S. and Chadian forces to hone and strengthen their life saving skills as well as reinforce the partnership between both countries. (U.S. Army Africa photo by Staff Sgt. Andrea Merritt)

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