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Pacific Angel 19-1 to provide humanitarian assistance to fourth iteration in Bangladesh

Pacific Angel (PAC ANGEL) 18-2 senior leaders and Vietnam officials participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony at Tien Tho Primary School, in Tien Tho commune, Tien Phuoc district, Vietnam, Sept. 17, 2018.

Pacific Angel (PAC ANGEL) 18-2 senior leaders and Vietnam officials participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony at Tien Tho Primary School, in Tien Tho commune, Tien Phuoc district, Vietnam, Sept. 17, 2018. PAC ANGEL is a multilateral humanitarian assistance civil military engagement, which improves military-to-military partnerships in the Indo-Pacific while also providing medical health outreach, civic engineering projects and subject matter exchanges among partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Javier Alvarez)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii --

The United States will conduct health service outreach events, civil engineering events and subject matter exchanges from June 23-28 in Lalmonirhat District, Bangladesh, as part of Pacific Angel (PAC ANGEL) 2019.

 

PAC ANGEL is an annual U.S.-led joint and combined humanitarian assistance and disaster relief engagement that includes general health, dental, optometry, pediatrics and engineering programs, as well as various subject-matter expert exchanges.

 

Along with additional military participants from India, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand, PAC ANGEL 19-1 marks the fourth engagement to execute in Bangladesh. Previous iterations were conducted in Jessore District (Khulna Division) in 2010, Rangpur and Saidpur (Rangpur Division) in 2014 and Barisal (Barisal Divison) in 2016.

 

Approximately 65 U.S. military members, will work in partnership with partner nation support, local non-governmental organizations and host nation military forces to train together providing medical, dental, optometry, and engineering assistance, and conducting subject matter expert exchanges. Doctors from Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand militaries will also participate alongside U.S. and host nation medical professionals.

 

PAC ANGEL 19-1 is one of three Pacific Angel humanitarian assistance engagements taking place in 2019. Later this year, U.S. Pacific Air Forces will conduct events in Mongolia and Papua New Guinea.

 

Now entering its 12th year, PAC ANGEL ensures the region’s militaries are prepared to work together to address humanitarian crises. Since 2008, PAC ANGEL engagements have impacted the lives of tens of thousands of people by providing health services ranging from dental, optometry, pediatrics and physical therapy to civil engineering programs, humanitarian aid and disaster relief and subject matter exchanges.