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A team of eight medics from U.S. Air Forces in Europe bases has traveled to Liberia to help strengthen that country’s military medical ranks, according to a USAFE news release.

The medical team — which included four airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany — gave a weeklong, intensive course to 23 members of the Armed Forces of Liberia. The first week of class begin with a review of basic medical terminology, and proceeded with coverage of anatomy, patient movement and vital signs. At the end of the course, students took a 76-question exam, the release stated.

“Liberia only has about 70 physicians to care for its population of over 3 million,” according to Lt. Col. Stephen Sales, 435th Air Base Wing director of staff and deployed team chief. “The expectation is for these new medics to become the first level of primary care for its soldiers and family members, as well as to accompany infantry in the field as combat medics.”

Mannheim food service finished in second placeThe 44th Signal Battalion’s Outstanding Café on Sullivan Barracks in Mannheim, Germany, recently finished second in the small garrison category in the Philip A. Connelly Awards.

The Connelly awards began in 1968 and are co-sponsored by the Army and the International Food Service Executives Association to recognize the best food service.

The 1st Special Forces Group’s dining facility in Fort Lewis, Wash., was the winner of the small garrison category, the release stated.

The Outstanding Café was the one Europe-based facility to be honored in the Armywide competition.

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