PACANGEL 17-4 concludes with continued partnership in Nepal

PACANGEL 17-4 concludes with continued partnership in Nepal

U.S. Armed Forces and Nepal Army officials attend the closing ceremony for Pacific Angel (PACANGEL) 17-4 in Gorkha, Nepal, Aug. 20, 2017. PACANGEL is a multi-lateral humanitarian assistance civil military engagement, which improves military-to-military partnerships in the Pacific while also providing medical health outreach, civic engineering projects and subject matter exchanges among partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Monroy)

PACANGEL 17-4 concludes with continued partnership in Nepal

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. (Dr.) William Chu, lead medical planner for Pacific Angel 17-4, presents donated hospital supplies to the Nepal Ministry of Education during PACANGEL 17-4 in Gorkha, Nepal, Aug. 20, 2017. PACANGEL is a multi-lateral humanitarian assistance civil military engagement, which improves military-to-military partnerships in the Pacific while also providing medical health outreach, civic engineering projects and subject matter exchanges among partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Monroy)

PACANGEL 17-4 concludes with continued partnership in Nepal

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Gary Dodge, Pacific Angel (PACANGEL) 17-4 mission commander, presents donated school supplies to Keshab Raj Sharma, the Assistant Chief District Officer, during PACANGEL in Gorkha, Nepal, Aug. 20, 2017. PACANGEL is a multi-lateral humanitarian assistance civil military engagement, which improves military-to-military partnerships in the Pacific while also providing medical health outreach, civic engineering projects and subject matter exchanges among partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Monroy)

PACANGEL 17-4 concludes with continued partnership in Nepal

Nepal army Maj. Gen. Devendra Bahadur Medhasi, General Officer Commanding of the Western Division, speaks to the audience during the closing ceremony for Pacific Angel (PACANGEL) 17-4 in Gorkha, Nepal, Aug. 20, 2017. PACANGEL is a multi-lateral humanitarian assistance civil military engagement, which improves military-to-military partnerships in the Pacific while also providing medical health outreach, civic engineering projects and subject matter exchanges among partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Monroy)

PACANGEL 17-4 concludes with continued partnership in Nepal

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. James Eifert, Pacific Air Forces Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, speaks to the audience during the closing ceremony for Pacific Angel (PACANGEL) 17-4 in Gorkha, Nepal, Aug. 20, 2017. PACANGEL is a multi-lateral humanitarian assistance civil military engagement, which improves military-to-military partnerships in the Pacific while also providing medical health outreach, civic engineering projects and subject matter exchanges among partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Monroy)

PACANGEL 17-4 concludes with continued partnership in Nepal

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. James Eifert, Pacific Air Forces Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, speaks to the audience during the closing ceremony for Pacific Angel (PACANGEL) 17-4 in Gorkha, Nepal, Aug. 20, 2017. PACANGEL is a multi-lateral humanitarian assistance civil military engagement, which improves military-to-military partnerships in the Pacific while also providing medical health outreach, civic engineering projects and subject matter exchanges among partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Monroy)

PACANGEL 17-4 concludes with continued partnership in Nepal

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Gary Dodge, Pacific Angel (PACANGEL) 17-4 mission commander, welcomes U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. James Eifert, Pacific Air Forces Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, to Gorkha during PACANGEL in Gorkha, Nepal, Aug. 20, 2017. PACANGEL is a multi-lateral humanitarian assistance civil military engagement, which improves military-to-military partnerships in the Pacific while also providing medical health outreach, civic engineering projects and subject matter exchanges among partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Candice Dillitte)

PACANGEL 17-4 concludes with continued partnership in Nepal

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Norman Fabregat-LeBlanc, 647th CES heavy repair superintendent and lead engineering planner for Pacific Angel (PACANGEL) 17-4, speaks to U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. James Eifert, Pacific Air Forces Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, about engineering work completed during PACANGEL at the Shree Mahendra Higher Secondary School in Gorkha, Nepal, Aug. 20, 2017. PACANGEL is a multi-lateral humanitarian assistance civil military engagement, which improves military-to-military partnerships in the Pacific while also providing medical health outreach, civic engineering projects and subject matter exchanges among partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Candice Dillitte)

PACANGEL 17-4 concludes with continued partnership in Nepal

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Norman Fabregat-LeBlanc, 647th CES heavy repair superintendent and lead engineering planner for Pacific Angel (PACANGEL) 17-4, speaks to U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. James Eifert, Pacific Air Forces Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, about engineering work completed during PACANGEL at the Shree Mahendra Higher Secondary School in Gorkha, Nepal, Aug. 20, 2017. PACANGEL is a multi-lateral humanitarian assistance civil military engagement, which improves military-to-military partnerships in the Pacific while also providing medical health outreach, civic engineering projects and subject matter exchanges among partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Candice Dillitte)

PACANGEL 17-4 concludes with continued partnership in Nepal
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Nepal army Maj. Gen. Devendra Bahadur Medhasi, General Officer Commanding of the Western Division, speaks to the audience during the closing ceremony for Pacific Angel (PACANGEL) 17-4 in Gorkha, Nepal, Aug. 20, 2017. PACANGEL is a multi-lateral humanitarian assistance civil military engagement, which improves military-to-military partnerships in the Pacific while also providing medical health outreach, civic engineering projects and subject matter exchanges among partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Monroy)

GORKHA, Nepal -- Pacific Angel 17-4 concluded Aug. 20 with a closing ceremony in Gorkha, Nepal after partnered care and infrastructure enhancements improved the lives of thousands in the community.

Beginning Aug. 13, the U.S. partnered with several nations to provide general health, pediatrics, physical therapy, dental, and optometry services as well as structural, plumbing and electrical engineering improvements to several locations in the Gorkha area.

“These efforts are a visible expression of the United States’ commitment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific and demonstrates our continuing resolve to support international disaster and humanitarian relief efforts in this region,” U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. James Eifert, Pacific Air Forces Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander. “Likewise, this event highlights the importance that the United States places on our steadfast relationship with Nepal.”

PACANGEL 17-4 combined approximately 55 U.S. personnel including active duty, National Guard, and reserve members from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps, with Nepal Army counterparts and three regional nations, to create a multinational joint team. Additional nations included Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Mongolia.

For Nepal Army Maj. Gen. Devendra Bahadur Medhasi, General Officer Commanding of the Western Division, this partnership and humanitarian aid is especially important in the wake of the 2015 earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people. The work completed helped to promote a better quality of life for the Nepali people.

The combined capabilities allowed for medical care to be provided to 4,041 total patients, and infrastructure improvements made to five sites throughout Gorkha.

“Thank you for your tireless efforts and your commitment to a better tomorrow,” Eifert said.