U.S. Troops Participate in Africom Medreach 2011

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Craig Anderson, acting deputy U.S. ambassador to Malawi, left, and Malawi Defense Force Commander Gen. Marko Chiziko, right, unveil the official exercise banner during MEDREACH 11, a joint humanitarian assistance exercise in Lilongwe, Malawi, May 3, 2011.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesse Houk
  • Malawi Defense Force Commander Gen. Marko Chiziko heads out to the parade field at Kamuzu Barracks to participate in the MEDREACH 11 Opening Ceremony, Lilongwe, Malawi, May 3, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesse Houk
  • Malawi Defense Force and U.S. soldiers stand at attention during the opening ceremony of MEDREACH 11 at the Kamuzu Barracks, Lilongwe, Malawi, May 3, 2011. 


 U.S. Army photo by Spc. Zack Zimerman
  • Malawi Defense Force and U.S. military service members officially kicked-off exercise MEDREACH 11, Lilongwe, Malawi, May 3, 2011, with an opening ceremony at the Kamuzu Barracks.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesse Houk
  • Left to right, U.S. Army Pfc. Chris M. Bakeman, Spc. Alexander R. Michel, Spc. Brandy Belrichard, Spc. David Monroy, Staff Sgt. Paul J. Wilkins and Master Sgt. Michael E. Sangster stand alongside the Malawi Defense Force in the MEDREACH 11 opening ceremony, Lilongwe, Malawi, May 3, 2011. 
 U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesse Houk
  • Craig Anderson, acting deputy U.S. ambassador to Malawi, talks to the media immediately following the MEDREACH 11 Opening Ceremony, Lilongwe, Malawi, May 3, 2011.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesse Houk
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kirk C. Wolloff teaches U.S. soldiers and Malawi Defense Force troops combat life-saving techniques during MEDREACH 11, Lilongwe, Malawi, May 5, 2011. The four-day course will conclude with a certification test. Wolloff is assigned to the 399th Combat Support Hospital. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesse Houk
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Jeffrey S. Niemi assists Sgt. McDonald Linyama of the Malawi Defense Force in assessing Sgt. Robert E. Waight, who is role-playing a patient during combat life-saver training, Lilongwe, Malawi, May 5, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesse Houk
  • U.S. Army Spc. Angela T. Langley explains to Lt. Col. Ronald E. Zessin how to secure a catheter after it has been injected during a MEDREACH 11 event in Lilongwe, Malawi, May 5, 2011. Zessin is commander of U.S. Forces participating in the exercise, a key program in the efforts of the United States to partner with Malawi. Langley, assigned to the 339th Combat Support Hospital in Tauton, Mass., is a member of the Combat Life Saver instructional staff. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesse Houk
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. Miriam A. Ursua helps Staff Sgt. Jose R. Ruiz assess Sgt. Rogers S. Chimdeya of the Malawi Defence Force, who is playing the role of a patient during combat life-saver training, Lilongwe, Malawi, May 5, 2011. U.S Army photo by Sgt. Jesse Houk
  • More than 1,000 residents of Lilongwe line up for free medical and dental screenings during MEDREACH in Lilongwe, Malawi, May 7, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel Stinson
  • A Malawi citizen recieves eye dilation before entering surgery through a medical readiness training exercise in optometry care at the Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi, May 5, 2011.  U.S. Army photo by Spc. Zachary Zimerman
  • U.S. army doctors and nurses, working with Malawi Defense Forces, treat some 200 patients during a medical outreach exercise in optometry care, known as MEDRETE, in Lilongwe, Malawi, May 5, 2011.  U.S. Army photo by Spc. Zachary Zimerman
  • U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg, commander of U.S. Army Africa, demonstrates the proper way to tie a knot for two Malawi Defense Force soldiers during a combat life-saver training course during MEDREACH 11, May 7, 2011.

 U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel Stinson
  • U.S Army Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg, left, commander of U.S. Army Africa; Craig Anderson, acting deputy U.S. ambassador to Malawi; and Lt. Col. Ronald E. Zessin, 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Illinois Army National Guard, and the MEDREACH 11 exercise commander; discuss the progress of the exercise in Lilongwe, Malawi, May 7, 2011.


 U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel Stinson