U.S., Angola host bilateral military medical readiness exercise
Capt. Waylon Jackson (right) and Maj. Debra Valdivieso (center), both certified registered nurse anesthetists with the 357th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment, discuss a patient’s medical history with an Angolan Armed Force medical officer before surgery during MEDREX Angola 23-1, held at the Hospital Militar Principal in Luanda, Angola. Jackson and Valdivieso are members of a team of 12 U.S. Army medical personnel from the Army Reserve’s 807th Medical Command, partnering with medical professionals of the Angolan Armed Forces to provide treatment to military and civilian patients in the community, 8-18 November, 2022. MEDREX is a medical training exercise, planned and executed by the United States Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, that allows military health specialists from the U.S. Army and their African Partners to exchange medical practices, procedures and techniques that build and strengthen treatment capabilities, resulting in lasting relationships between medical professionals. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Dave Thompson)