716th Engineer Company in Haiti
Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene
(From L-R) U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Bennett C. Landreneau, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard, 1st Lt. James Gagne, 716th Engineer Company, and Lt. Marlo Rodriguez, Belize Defence Force, during Landreneau’s visit to the Task Force Bon Voizen service members in Haiti, June 1, 2011. Fifty-eight Reserve Soldiers from the 716th teamed up with the Belizean engineers in Haiti to help build two medical clinics, a school, and one latrine facility as part of Task Force Bon Voizen. In English Bon Voizen means “Good Neighbor.” The Task Force deploys U.S. military engineers and medical professionals to Haiti for training, and to provide humanitarian services, which includes staffing three medical clinics and one dental clinic between April 28 and June 25 in the Artibonite Department. Task Force Bon Voizen, New Horizons Haiti 2011, is a U.S. Southern Command sponsored, U.S. Army South conducted, joint foreign military interaction/humanitarian exercise under the command of the Louisiana National Guard. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Aaron LeBlanc, Task Force Bon Voizen Public Affairs/Louisiana Army National Guard/ Released)
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