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Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Freeland, bottom right, removes a fatty tumor from a local man's head while medical professionals from Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the U.S. Air National Guard assist during Pacific Angel 2015 at Unggai Primary School in Papua New Guinea, June 1, 2015. This year's Pacific Angel is underway in Cambodia through June 18.

Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Freeland, bottom right, removes a fatty tumor from a local man's head while medical professionals from Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the U.S. Air National Guard assist during Pacific Angel 2015 at Unggai Primary School in Papua New Guinea, June 1, 2015. This year's Pacific Angel is underway in Cambodia through June 18. (Marcus Morris/U.S. Air Force)

About 80 U.S. troops are in Cambodia for Pacific Angel 2016, an annual humanitarian-aid mission that runs through June 18.

The U.S. military, along with its Cambodian counterparts and military personnel from Australia, Thailand and Vietnam, will assist the people of Kampot province with civil-engineering projects and health care.

Engineers will contribute to reconstruction projects on four schools and two health centers in the city of Kampot, while health care providers will offer general medical, dental, optometry and pediatric care in the more rural areas of the province.

Experts in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief from the U.S. and Cambodian militaries will also exchange techniques.

Pacific Angel has improved the lives of tens of thousands of people in Asia-Pacific countries since it began in 2007, an Air Force statement said. This is the fourth Pacific Angel held in Cambodia.

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