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A crowd of local residents waits outside of the compound fence at the Escuela de Cabuya school in Cabuya, Panama on the third morning of the Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) Panama 16 July. The MEDRETE is a two-week long U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and AFSOUTH-coordinated exercise designed to hone the skills of medical personnel while providing free health care in remote locations through partnership with host nation doctors. Approximately 1700 patients were seen by the medical staff at the Cabuya location 14-16 July. (Photo by Capt. Ben Sakrisson, Air University Public Affairs)

A crowd of local residents waits outside of the compound fence at the Escuela de Cabuya school in Cabuya, Panama on the third morning of the Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) Panama 16 July. The MEDRETE is a two-week long U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and AFSOUTH-coordinated exercise designed to hone the skills of medical personnel while providing free health care in remote locations through partnership with host nation doctors. Approximately 1700 patients were seen by the medical staff at the Cabuya location 14-16 July. (Photo by Capt. Ben Sakrisson, Air University Public Affairs)

A Panamanian dentist removes a tooth from a Herrera Province resident sitting in a school desk here at the Escuela de Cabuya school in Cabuya, Panama during the Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) Panama 16 July. The MEDRETE is a two-week long U.S. Southern Command sponsored exercise designed to hone the skills of medical personnel while providing free health care in remote locations through partnership with host nation doctors. Approximately 1,700 patients were seen by the medical staff at the Cabuya location 14-16 July. (Photo by Capt. Ben Sakrisson, Air University Public Affairs)

A Panamanian dentist removes a tooth from a Herrera Province resident sitting in a school desk here at the Escuela de Cabuya school in Cabuya, Panama during the Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) Panama 16 July. The MEDRETE is a two-week long U.S. Southern Command sponsored exercise designed to hone the skills of medical personnel while providing free health care in remote locations through partnership with host nation doctors. Approximately 1,700 patients were seen by the medical staff at the Cabuya location 14-16 July. (Photo by Capt. Ben Sakrisson, Air University Public Affairs)

DSC_7642: Capt Kermit G. Helo, a pediatrician from the 81st Medical Operations Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., deployed to Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) Panama checks the heartbeat of an infant here at the Escuela de Cabuya school in Cabuya, Panama 16 July. The MEDRETE is a two-week long U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and AFSOUTH-coordinated exercise designed to hone the skills of medical personnel while providing free health care in remote locations through partnership with host nation doctors. Approximately 1,700 patients were seen by the medical staff at the Cabuya location 14-16 July. (Photo by Capt. Ben Sakrisson, Air University Public Affairs)

DSC_7642: Capt Kermit G. Helo, a pediatrician from the 81st Medical Operations Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., deployed to Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) Panama checks the heartbeat of an infant here at the Escuela de Cabuya school in Cabuya, Panama 16 July. The MEDRETE is a two-week long U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and AFSOUTH-coordinated exercise designed to hone the skills of medical personnel while providing free health care in remote locations through partnership with host nation doctors. Approximately 1,700 patients were seen by the medical staff at the Cabuya location 14-16 July. (Photo by Capt. Ben Sakrisson, Air University Public Affairs)

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