Photo Credit: Sgt. Elisebet Freeburg, 143d ESC, U.S. Army Reserve
Sgt. Mark L. Kwansah (middle), a visual information equipment operator-maintainer for U.S. Army Africa from Glendale, Md., explains and interprets to Sgt. 1st Class Tim Miller (left), the battalion senior supply sergeant for the Illinois National Guardâ€™s 405th Brigade Support Battalion from Aurora, Ill., while pricing supplies July 12 from a local Ghanaian merchant for MEDFLAG 11. Kwansah, a U.S. citizen originally from Ghana, has proved himself a significant help in communication between the U.S. and Ghanaian military forces. Sponsored by USARAF and arranged by the U.S. Embassy, the bilateral MEDFLAG 11 strengthens the relationship and interoperability between the U.S. and Ghana military forces through 10 days of collaborative training and sharing of medical expertise, as well as joint humanitarian civilian assistance in local communities.