716th Engineer Company in Haiti
Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene
(L-R) 1st Lt. James Gagne, officer in charge of the 716th Engineer Company in Haiti, Staff Sgt. Neal Hastings, non-commissioned officer in charge of a medical clinic construction project in Upper Poteau discusses the day’s course of action regarding the medical clinic with Belizean Defense Force engineers while Spc. Shane Cormier, a 716th engineer looks on, May 28, 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.
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