Medical specialists, doctors, and dentists from PACAF recently wrapped up several weeks of work in remote Cambodia, where they visited rural villages and treated thousands of patients. PACAF personnel screened 13,000 patients and treated approximately 3,500 during their visit to the Asian country, in addition to donating clothing, toys, school supplies, and hygiene kits along with other medical and health supplies. The missions operated in concert with local health treatment facilities, the US embassy, the US Agency for International Development, and Cambodia’s Ministry of Health.
The Air Force will begin its 71st annual Operation Christmas Drop on Dec. 4. The weeklong exercise is a yearly tradition that delivers supplies such as food, fishing equipment, school books, and clothes to remote islands in the Pacific. It is the longest-running Department of Defense humanitarian mission.