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Pacific Air Forces provide aid through Pacific Angel 22-4

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  • By Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs
  • Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs

The United States will deploy a U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Airlift Squadron to Dili & Baucau, Timor-Leste to promote interoperability of regional military, interagency and civilian emergency response and health services experts as part of Pacific Angel 22-4, Sept.12-17.

Participants include the Timor-Leste military and Ministry of Health, more than 25 Airmen from the 143rd Airlift Wing, Rhode Island National Guard, and two C-130’s. They will conduct medical health services outreach (HSO), civil engineering events, and subject matter expert (SME) exchanges with civilian and military participants.

The operation will focus on capacity building through HSO events/SME exchanges in a variety of fields, to include primary health care, optometry, pediatrics and dental care. The civil engineering events will provide renovations for pre-identified schools and/or health clinics. The repairs will include carpentry and masonry, roofing, plumbing, electrical and painting.

The objectives for Pacific Angel 22 are to facilitate military, civilian, and non-governmental organization (NGO) cooperation and to enhance interoperability between the U.S. Air Force and Allies and Partners. The United States and Timor-Leste enjoy excellent bilateral relations based on shared interests and values, and the United States is committed to strengthening and deepening this partnership.

The U.S. military will continue to strengthen relationships with regional Allies and partner nations in the Indo-Pacific through operations such as Pacific Angel to preserve peace and stability throughout the region.