Paramaribo, Suriname. (July 20, 2022): When we think of military medicine, images of wounded soldiers treated by medics while under fire come immediately to mind. What you may not realize is how powerful a diplomatic tool routine medical care can be.
A good example is the partnership between the South Dakota National Guard and the Surname Army. Sponsored by the U.S. Southern Command, medics from the South Dakota travelled to Paramaribo, Suriname each year to host medical clinics in remote villages to establish cooperation and lasting friendships.
Over the past 15 years, the two organizations have conducted joint operations ranging from establishing medical/dental clinics to sharing advanced surgical techniques with field surgeons. America’s military uses its vast medical experience to train local units in emergency response, medical evacuations, and routine care.
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