• Malaysian army dentists and health care providers exam a gentleman while an at a medical clinic in Malang Indonesia in which health providers from the United States, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga and Vietnam were giving aid to families as one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Malaysian army dentists and health care providers exam a gentleman while an at a medical clinic in Malang Indonesia in which health providers from the United States, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste...

  • Mrs. Sriutami (right) mentioned she really liked being seen by the doctor, having an exam, and getting medicine as health care providers,  from the United States, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga and Vietnam, visited a village of Malang Indonesia giving aid to families. One of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Mrs. Sriutami (right) mentioned she really liked being seen by the doctor, having an exam, and getting medicine as health care providers, from the United States, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste...

  • Lt. Col. Lillian Landrigan, dental surgeon, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher, commander, U. S. Army Pacific Surgeon, give children dental hygiene items at a medical clinic in Malang Indonesia in which health providers from the United States, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga and Vietnam were giving aid to families as one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Lt. Col. Lillian Landrigan, dental surgeon, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher, commander, U. S. Army Pacific Surgeon, give children dental hygiene items at a medical clinic in Malang Indonesia in which health...

  • Master Sgt. Andrew Crawford, health care specialist, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) instructors health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army in the Medical First Responder course one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Master Sgt. Andrew Crawford, health care specialist, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) instructors health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army in the Medical First Responder course one of the events...

  • Staff Sgt. Andrew Olsen Stedman, health care specialist, 1984th U.S. Army Hospital, Detachment 2, 9th Mission Support Command,  instructs health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army in the Medical First Responder course one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Staff Sgt. Andrew Olsen Stedman, health care specialist, 1984th U.S. Army Hospital, Detachment 2, 9th Mission Support Command, instructs health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army in the Medical First...

  • Rear Admiral Raquel Bono, Command Surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command, speaks, with the help of an interpreter, during a health behavioral seminar for Indonesian National Armed Forces personnel one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Rear Admiral Raquel Bono, Command Surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command, speaks, with the help of an interpreter, during a health behavioral seminar for Indonesian National Armed Forces personnel one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day...

  • Rear Admiral Raquel Bono, Command Surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command, poses for a photo with children, a mother and health care providers while visiting a village of Malang Indonesia in which health providers from the United States, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga and Vietnam were giving aid to families as one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Rear Admiral Raquel Bono, Command Surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command, poses for a photo with children, a mother and health care providers while visiting a village of Malang Indonesia in which health providers from the United States, Indonesia, Australia...

  • Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher, commander, U. S. Army Pacific Surgeon observes as Master Sgt. Andrew Crawford, health care specialist, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) instructors health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army in the Medical First Responder course one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher, commander, U. S. Army Pacific Surgeon observes as Master Sgt. Andrew Crawford, health care specialist, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) instructors health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of...

  • Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher, commander, U. S. Army Pacific Surgeon speaks to health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army in the Medical First Responder course one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher, commander, U. S. Army Pacific Surgeon speaks to health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army in the Medical First Responder course one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012...

  • Members from 11 different countries, including the U.S. and host country Indonesia, participated in the closing ceremony for the Multi-National Medical Readiness Training Exercise, Tendon Valiant 2012, at the Soepraoen Army Hospital in Malang, Indonesia on 23 June. The exercise is the eleventh and is the latest in a continuing series designed to promote regional peace and security between friendly nations within the Pacific region.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Members from 11 different countries, including the U.S. and host country Indonesia, participated in the closing ceremony for the Multi-National Medical Readiness Training Exercise, Tendon Valiant 2012, at the Soepraoen Army Hospital in Malang...

  • Members from 11 different countries, including the U.S. and host country Indonesia, participated in the closing ceremony for the Multi-National Medical Readiness Training Exercise, Tendon Valiant 2012, at the Soepraoen Army Hospital in Malang, Indonesia on 23 June. The exercise is the eleventh and is the latest in a continuing series designed to promote regional peace and security between friendly nations within the Pacific region.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Members from 11 different countries, including the U.S. and host country Indonesia, participated in the closing ceremony for the Multi-National Medical Readiness Training Exercise, Tendon Valiant 2012, at the Soepraoen Army Hospital in Malang...

  • Members from 11 different countries, including the U.S. and host country Indonesia, participated in the closing ceremony for the Multi-National Medical Readiness Training Exercise, Tendon Valiant 2012, at the Soepraoen Army Hospital in Malang, Indonesia on 23 June. The exercise is the eleventh and is the latest in a continuing series designed to promote regional peace and security between friendly nations within the Pacific region.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Members from 11 different countries, including the U.S. and host country Indonesia, participated in the closing ceremony for the Multi-National Medical Readiness Training Exercise, Tendon Valiant 2012, at the Soepraoen Army Hospital in Malang...

  • Rear Admiral Raquel Bono, Command Surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command, speaks, during the closing ceremony for Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Rear Admiral Raquel Bono, Command Surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command, speaks, during the closing ceremony for Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US...

  • Members from 11 different countries, including the U.S. and host country Indonesia, participated in the closing ceremony for the Multi-National Medical Readiness Training Exercise, Tendon Valiant 2012, at the Soepraoen Army Hospital in Malang, Indonesia on 23 June. The exercise is the eleventh and is the latest in a continuing series designed to promote regional peace and security between friendly nations within the Pacific region.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Members from 11 different countries, including the U.S. and host country Indonesia, participated in the closing ceremony for the Multi-National Medical Readiness Training Exercise, Tendon Valiant 2012, at the Soepraoen Army Hospital in Malang...

  • Col. Dwight Shen, physician, Tripler Army Medical Center, conducts an exam while visiting a village of Malang Indonesia in which health providers from the United States, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga and Vietnam were giving aid to families as one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Col. Dwight Shen, physician, Tripler Army Medical Center, conducts an exam while visiting a village of Malang Indonesia in which health providers from the United States, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor...

  • Col. Dwight Shen, physician, Tripler Army Medical Center, and two members of the Indonesian National Armed Forces visiting a village of Malang Indonesia in which health providers from the United States, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga and Vietnam were giving aid to families as one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Col. Dwight Shen, physician, Tripler Army Medical Center, and two members of the Indonesian National Armed Forces visiting a village of Malang Indonesia in which health providers from the United States, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal...

  • Lt. Col. Lillian Landrigan, dental surgeon, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and health care provider exams a gentleman while an interpreter assists at a medical clinic in Malang Indonesia in which health providers from the United States, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga and Vietnam were giving aid to families as one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Lt. Col. Lillian Landrigan, dental surgeon, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and health care provider exams a gentleman while an interpreter assists at a medical clinic in Malang Indonesia in which health providers from the United States...

  • Malaysian army dentists and health care providers exam a gentleman while an at a medical clinic in Malang Indonesia in which health providers from the United States, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga and Vietnam were giving aid to families as one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant

    Malaysian army dentists and health care providers exam a gentleman while an at a medical clinic in Malang Indonesia in which health providers from the United States, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste...

  • Spc. Tusisaleia Pomele, health care specialist, 1984th U.S. Army Hospital, Detachment 2, 9th Mission Support Command,  instructs health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army at the Medical First Responder course for health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army, one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Spc. Tusisaleia Pomele, health care specialist, 1984th U.S. Army Hospital, Detachment 2, 9th Mission Support Command, instructs health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army at the Medical First Responder course...

  • Spc. Tusisaleia Pomele, health care specialist, 1984th U.S. Army Hospital, Detachment 2, 9th Mission Support Command,  instructs health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army at the Medical First Responder course for health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army, one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Spc. Tusisaleia Pomele, health care specialist, 1984th U.S. Army Hospital, Detachment 2, 9th Mission Support Command, instructs health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army at the Medical First Responder course...

  • Rear Admiral Raquel Bono, Command Surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command, speaks to students during the closing ceremony for the Medical First Responder course for health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army, one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Rear Admiral Raquel Bono, Command Surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command, speaks to students during the closing ceremony for the Medical First Responder course for health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army, one of the...

  • Col. Judith Bock, commander, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), speaks to students during the closing ceremony for the Medical First Responder course for health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army, one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Col. Judith Bock, commander, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), speaks to students during the closing ceremony for the Medical First Responder course for health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army, one...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Garfield Skyers, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), congratulates and provides a manual for a member of the Indonesian army, at the closing ceremony for the Medical First Responder course for health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army, one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Garfield Skyers, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), congratulates and provides a manual for a member of the Indonesian army, at the closing ceremony for the Medical First Responder course for health care specialist officers...

  • Col. Judith Bock, commander, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), congratulates Dr. (Cpt.) Nursito, marine, Indonsian army, at the closing ceremony for the Medical First Responder course for health care specialist officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army, one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Col. Judith Bock, commander, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), congratulates Dr. (Cpt.) Nursito, marine, Indonsian army, at the closing ceremony for the Medical First Responder course for health care specialist officers and non-commissioned...

  • Instructors from 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), 1984th U.S. Army Hospital, Detachment 2, 9th Mission Support Command,  officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army celebrate after the closing ceremony for the Medical First Responder course one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Instructors from 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), 1984th U.S. Army Hospital, Detachment 2, 9th Mission Support Command, officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army celebrate after the closing ceremony for the Medical First...

  • Instructors from 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), 1984th U.S. Army Hospital, Detachment 2, 9th Mission Support Command,  officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army pose for a photo after the closing ceremony for the Medical First Responder course one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Instructors from 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), 1984th U.S. Army Hospital, Detachment 2, 9th Mission Support Command, officers and non-commissioned officers of the Indonesian Army pose for a photo after the closing ceremony for the Medical...

  • Col. Dwight Shen, physician, Tripler Army Medical Center, Maj. Gen. Joseph Chaves, deputy commander, Army National Guard U.S. Army Pacific, Col. Judith Bock, commander, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), Rear Admiral Raquel Bono, Command Surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command, Col. Frank Newton, deputy surgeon, U.S. Army Pacific, and Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher, commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center, stop for a discussion  with Indonesian health care providers while visiting a village of Malang Indonesia in which health providers from the United States, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga and Vietnam were giving aid to families as one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office  and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Col. Dwight Shen, physician, Tripler Army Medical Center, Maj. Gen. Joseph Chaves, deputy commander, Army National Guard U.S. Army Pacific, Col. Judith Bock, commander, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), Rear Admiral Raquel Bono, Command...

  • Rear Admiral Raquel Bono, Command Surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command, speaks, with the help of an interpreter, during a health behavioral seminar for Indonesian National Armed Forces personnel one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise, led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Rear Admiral Raquel Bono, Command Surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command, speaks, with the help of an interpreter, during a health behavioral seminar for Indonesian National Armed Forces personnel one of the events during Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 a six day...

  • Members from 11 different countries, including the U.S. and host country Indonesia, participated in the closing ceremony for the Multi-National Medical Readiness Training Exercise, Tendon Valiant 2012, at the Soepraoen Army Hospital in Malang, Indonesia on 23 June. The exercise is the eleventh and is the latest in a continuing series designed to promote regional peace and security between friendly nations within the Pacific region.

    Tendon Valiant 2012

    Members from 11 different countries, including the U.S. and host country Indonesia, participated in the closing ceremony for the Multi-National Medical Readiness Training Exercise, Tendon Valiant 2012, at the Soepraoen Army Hospital in Malang...

MALANG, Indonesia (June 20, 2012) -- In addition to joining clinics and assisting with local personnel that attend, a new process was added to the regular events of the six day multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise known as Tendon Valiant 2012 led by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and US Army Pacific, Surgeon's office and hosted by the Indonesian National Armed Forces - Tentara National Indonesia 18-23 June.

The twist was the idea of Col. Frank Newton, deputy surgeon, U. S. Army Pacific in which teams went door-to-door providing medical aid and conducting assessments for families in the same areas of the clinics in Malang Indonesia.

Dentists, nurses, physicians and other health providers from the United States, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga and Vietnam teamed up to aid families.

It has been a long, long time since her last exam replied Mrs. Sriutami, a villager in Malang. She mentioned she really liked being seen by the doctor, having an exam, getting medicine and would like to see health promotion classes for villagers.

"The teams were excited about going door-to-door," said Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher, commander, U.S. Army Pacific Surgeon.

He mentioned that an active case of Tuberculosis was found and an elderly woman with a large goiter on her neck was given aid. Gallagher went on the say that those cases would have never been found if the program wasn't added.

Regular events of the exercise were also hits.

A Behavioral Health Seminar, Health Volunteer Seminar, and Medical First Responder course will help Indonesian National Armed Forces medical personnel and community health volunteers provide better aid to surrounding communities and assist in training other personnel to do the same.

"The work that you are doing on helping with health issues in your communities is so important," said Rear Admiral Raquel Bono, Command Surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command, "From looking at infectious disease to looking at the things that are affecting other people in the community to include also behavioral and mental health."

"We know in medicine how important it is for everyone to have health in many domains that includes not only the physical condition but mental, inner spiritual and the social well being," said Bono. "So, I'm very grateful and I'm also impressed and encourage by the work and participation that all of you are showing here."

Referring to the Medical First Responder course Dr. (Capt.) Nursito, Marine, Indonesian armed forces described it as great, awesome, and exactly what their armed forces needed. Nursito described how each service in the TNI has different medical protocol and with the MFR course all three branches came together to go through the same course which will allow the services to communicate better.

When asked what the course could offer next time Nursito said, "More time, maybe two weeks would be better and adding a water environment for the navy and marine personnel."

During the closing ceremony for the MFR course Bono told the participants that "this is a wonderful example of the collaboration and cooperation that we have with our countries and I think that the success that you've demonstrated as I was watching you this morning is a good sign that if you continue your work that you will also be equally successful in your teaching."

"Thank you very much for letting us participate with you and to train with you," said Col. Judith Bock, commander, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support). "Remember that we make our mistakes while we're training, so that we get it right when it counts. Thank you for welcoming us into your country and making new friendships."

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