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Medical and Dental care


Deh Baha Ali, Afghanistan
December 3, 2002

U.S. Army Spc. Jessica Shank, Task Force 44, 339th Combat Support Hospital, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, dispenses de-worming medication to a Afghan boy as U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Richey, same unit, holds him still during a Medical Civil Assistance Program (MEDCAP) held at the village of Deh Baha Ali Dec. 3, 2002. MEDCAPÕs are providing free medical and dental care to some of the local villages in Afghanistan. They also provide literature on the dangers of unexploded ordnance and why the U.S. is herein their country.
U.S. Army Spc. Jessica Shank, Task Force 44, 339th Combat Support Hospital, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, dispenses de-worming medication to a Afghan boy as U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Richey, same unit, holds him still during a Medical Civil Assistance Program (MEDCAP) held at the village of Deh Baha Ali Dec. 3, 2002. MEDCAPÕs are providing free medical and dental care to some of the local villages in Afghanistan. They also provide literature on the dangers of unexploded ordnance and why the U.S. is herein their country.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steve Faulisi)


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