JTF-Bravo Treats Indigenous Tribe in Panama

first_imgBy Dialogo August 07, 2012 Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo, partnered with Panama’s Ministry of Health and National Border Service (SENAFRONT), to provide medical and dental assistance to nearly 1,600 indigenous people during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE), from July 17-20. The cooperative team provided medical and dental care to the Guna tribe who inhabit many small islands along the northeastern coast of Panama, between El Porvenir and Colombia. “Compared to all the other MEDRETEs I’ve been on, this was the first time that there were more host-nation providers than U.S. military providers,” said Army Lieutenant Colonel Bart Diaz, Medical Element (MEDEL) Commander at JTF-Bravo. “It all came together in an integrated fashion with our host nation providers, from the Panama Border Service and Ministry of Health working alongside U.S. military medical providers.” More than 350 patients received 651 immunizations, while the pharmacy dispensed 757 prescription medications. The medical team performed 18 pap smears and delivered three babies. Two Guna mothers were so appreciative of the team that they named their newborn babies after U.S. Air Force Major Brent Waldman and Dr. Wilmer Amador, both dentists with the JTF-Bravo MEDEL. “It’s really an honor that a mother would give her child my name,” said Maj. Waldman. “It’s really amazing.” JTF-Bravo partners with host-nation health agencies to conduct MEDRETEs throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean. The exercises alleviate human suffering, develop relationships with host-nations and enhance medical capabilities in the region. U.S. Army Captain John Schlict, Panama Mission Commander, said the team succeeded in accomplishing its pre-deployment goals. “Having the MEDRETE combined with the Panama Border Service exercises, JTF-Bravo was able to meet our four mission objectives for this operation, which were to bolster SENAFRONT as a legitimate authority in the region, develop Panamanian medical capacity, execute mission command and improve expeditionary medical capabilities in the region to help the people of Guna Yala.” The opinion of the officer, major Waldman, is interesting, regarding a patient choosing his name for one of his children. Already at a distance, I remember being in the Northern Department of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala; and an acquaintance claimed for his child the name of a character who will always be remembered, the first suggestion, right by the way, was: Ronald Reagan and so since then in this country it exists as a single name of the well-remembered American President. It is usual in rural villages especially but also urban region, to forever remind people that one way or another have made something for life and survival.last_img read more

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MLB wrap: Mike Trout steals show in Angels’ win over Rangers

first_imgLos Angeles picked up a 7-2 win Sunday as Trout completed one of the best four-game series of all-time.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNHe continued to be a home run machine, tying his career-best streak of four consecutive games with homers. Trout also became just the fifth player in history to hit five home runs across his team’s first four home games of the season. 4️⃣ straight games with a [email protected] is on 🔥. #MLBTwitterHitter pic.twitter.com/DR7FsQcY5s— MLB (@MLB) April 7, 2019But, what’s more impressive is his numbers from these few games alone. In 18 plate appearances against Texas, Trout reached base 13 times and is now hitting .391/.581/1.000 with 11 total walks.He was 6 for 11 at the plate with a 2.631 OPS, which is the third-highest ever in a four-game series (minimum of 15 plate appearances). He joined the company of Babe Ruth (3.111) and Mickey Mantle (2.850).The Angles moved to 4-6 with the victory.Studs of the NightGary Sanchez reached a Yankee milestone Sunday while also becoming the American League home run leader. He was the first Yankees player with a three home run, six RBI game since Alex Rodriguez completed the feat on April 26, 2005. Sanchez helped New York to a 15-3 win against Baltimore.In 3 swings, @ElGarySanchez has become the American League home run leader. pic.twitter.com/hlgJ44Dvdf— MLB (@MLB) April 7, 2019Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright pitched six innings in the team’s 4-1 victory against the Padres. He allowed five hits while striking out nine and was awarded his first win of the season.The Red Sox have Mitch Moreland to thank for their narrow 1-0 win over the Diamondbacks. He hit a home run in the seventh inning in the pitchers’ duel.Dud of the NightThe Giants weren’t good Sunday. The team pieced together only five hits in their 3-0 shutout loss to the Rays. Leadoff hitter Steven Duggar had the worst game, going 0 for 4 at the plate. HighlightsHello 100. Christian Yelich reached the triple-digit home run mark for his career with this blast in the Brewers’ 4-2 win over the Cubs.No. 💯 for @ChristianYelich. pic.twitter.com/TG9BYJANWr— MLB (@MLB) April 7, 2019The benches cleared during the Reds’ matchup with the Pirates. Pittsburgh went on to win 7-5.Benches clear in Pittsburgh during Reds – Pirates game. pic.twitter.com/Dm6SSnvUNP— MLB (@MLB) April 7, 2019What’s Next?Athletics (6-7) at Orioles (4-5), 7:05 p.m. ET — The Athletics or Orioles will move to .500 by the end of Monday. Oakland will send Marco Estrada to the mound. The A’s have ended up losing all three games the righty has started, although his record remains clean (0-0). The veteran is hoping to break that streak in the first game of the four-game series. Andrew Cashner (1-1) will start for the Orioles. Mike Trout is earning his keep, and then some.The Angels star, who signed a 12-year, $430 million extension last month, had an impressive showing in the team’s home series against the Rangers. last_img read more

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Stokes optimistic about Mayhew’s chances

first_imgThe name Daniel Mayhew will forever be in the Jamaican history books after the Charlemont High school student became the first Jamaican to qualify for the Winter Youth Olympics to be held February 12-21 in Lillehammer, Norway.Mayhew, who competed at tournaments in Switzerland, Austria and Norway and is currently ranked 22nd in the world, became one of 16 competitors to earn their right to face the starter in the Monobob event at the quadrennial showpiece.Jamaica Bobsleigh Association president, Chris Stokes, is quietly optimistic of the youngster’s chances at the games, and believes he has the right attitude and attributes to go on and do well at the senior level.”He will do well, although I don’t want to commit myself to a placing. But that is not what we are looking for. We want him to go out and show he is a competitor and look at his poise under the pressure of Olympic competition and see how he performs under those circumstances, but I am confident that he will compete hard and do well.”He represents the country well. He is very articulate and speaks clearly about what he wants to achieve. He is a real asset to Jamaica … ” he told The Gleaner.DID WELL IN TRAININGMayhew was selected on very high recommendation from a current senior team member, and after speaking to him and seeing his work ethic and how he carries himself the association was also convinced and so sent him off to training, where he did very well.However, the bobsleigh president said they never imagined that the 17-year-old would be this successful.”You never know (how things will turn out) but having chosen such a small group and having sent him alone has worked out well in this particular circumstance. If we can get more athletes into the Monobob at 15, 16 years old instead of 23, 24 then we will have more time to develop and look for the exceptional talent.”We have gotten positive feedback from the international coaches. Some have gone as far as saying he is the best young driver they have seen coming out of Jamaica for some time,” Stokes said, while noting that the Jamaica Olympic Association will pick up his training and competition expenses from here on.last_img read more

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