U.S., Angola host bilateral military medical readiness exercise
Maj. Andrew Isaacson (center), general surgeon, 848th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment, performs hernia surgery on an Angolan patient while an Angolan Army medical intern (left) assists, during MEDREX Angola 23-1, held at the Hospital Militar Principal in Luanda, Angola. Isaacson is part 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)