Pacific Angel 17-4 set to begin in Nepal

Nepalese women and children wait outside the gate to be seen by Operation Pacific Angel-Nepal medical providers at a health services outreach site in Shaktikhor, Nepal, Sept. 12, 2014. PACANGEL supports U.S. Pacific Command’s capacity-building efforts by partnering with other governments, non-governmental agencies and multilateral militaries in the respective region to provide medical, dental, optometry and engineering assistance to their citizens. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melissa B. White/Released)

Nepalese women and children wait outside the gate to be seen by Operation Pacific Angel-Nepal medical providers at a health services outreach site in Shaktikhor, Nepal, Sept. 12, 2014. Now entering its tenth year, PACANGEL ensures that the region’s militaries are prepared to work together to address humanitarian crises. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Melissa B. White)

GORKHA, Nepal --

The Nepalese Army and United States forces will work together to conduct humanitarian assistance engagements from August 13-20, 2017, as part of Pacific Angel 2017.

PACANGEL 17 is a joint and combined humanitarian assistance engagement. During this exchange, approximately 65 members of the U.S. military, in partnership with partner nation support, local non-governmental organizations and host nation military forces will train together by providing medical, dental, optometric, and engineering assistance, and conducting subject matter expert exchanges in Gorkha and Kathmandu, Nepal. Throughout the 8-day engagement, Nepalese and U.S. forces will also partner with local schools and health clinics to repair and update infrastructure. U.S. and Nepalese service members will increase interoperability by learning best medical practices from one another, while giving back to the community as friends, partners, and allies.

This is the third of four humanitarian assistance engagements that make up PACANGEL 17. Pacific Air Forces conducted successful events in Northern and Western Divisions, Fiji; and the Philippines, and will conduct events in Tam Ky, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam in September.

Now entering its tenth year, PACANGEL ensures that the region’s militaries are prepared to work together to address humanitarian crises. Since 2007, PACANGEL engagements have impacted the lives of tens of thousands of people through providing health services ranging from dentistry, optometry, pediatrics and physical therapy to civil engineering programs, humanitarian aid and disaster relief and subject matter exchanges.

For more information, photos and stories about PACANGEL 17 visit https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/PacificAngel17.