435th Medical Group joins exercise
A team of 30 airmen from the 435th Medical Group, based at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, is in the country of Georgia for a two-week medical exercise.
They will be among the 470 U.S. servicemembers — who include Reserve and National Guard members of the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps — involved in the exercise, according to an Air Force news release.
The Ramstein group left for Georgia on Friday. The exercise runs through Sept. 23.
During a portion of the exercise — which is being called RESCEUR/MEDCEUR 2005 — airmen will provide vision exams, give out eyeglasses and perform cataract surgeries near Kobuleti, the release said.
They will also join other nations to practice crisis-response and disaster-relief management.
In addition to the U.S. troops there will be about 475 participants from Georgia, Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine.