Air Force Medics Reach Out in Iraq: Since September 2005, USAF medics deployed to Sather AB, Iraq, have spent a few days each week at the Army’s Civil Military Operations Center, where they have treated and interacted with thousands of Iraqis, according to Air Force journalist SSgt. Bryan Bouchard. They work on all kinds of medical conditions, starting efforts to get some to the US for treatment if needed. Army officials say the most sought after care is dentistry, since many Iraqis have never seen a dentist.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.