The Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) Panama Mission Commander, Lt. Col. Joseph A. Lopez, the 42nd Wing Chief of Aerospace Medicine Services at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., looks onto the crowds of patients during the opening ceremony at the Escuela de Cabuya school in Cabuya, Panama 14 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 535 patients were seen by the medical staff at the Cabuya location on 14 July. (Photo by Capt. Ben Sakrisson, Air University Public Affairs)

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