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U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, William Heidt, poses for a photo with members of Pacific Angel Team.
U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, William Heidt, poses for a photo with members of Pacific Angel Team.

Militaries join forces for humanitarian assistance in Pacific Angel.

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At the invitation of the Cambodian government, the United States and Cambodia militaries conducted humanitarian assistance events and military-to-military subject matter expert changes in Kampot Province, Cambodia, as part of Pacific Angel 2016.

During this mission, approximately 80 U.S. Cambodian servicemen and women, along with personnel from Australia, Vietnam and Thailand, worked together in partnership with local NGOs to provide humanitarian assistance to the residents of Kampot Province.

Pacific Angel is a joint and combined humanitarian assistance mission conducted in various countries throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region with the active participation and leadership of the U.S. Air Force. Pacific Angel includes general health, dental, optometry, pediatrics, physical therapy, and engineering programs as well as various humanitarian aid and disaster relief subject matter expert exchanges. The mission enhances participating nations’ humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities while providing needed services to people throughout the region.

In Cambodia, engineers worked on reconstruction projects for four local schools and two health centers in the city of Kampot, and medical service providers conducted health service outreach in the Tuek Chhou and Kampong Trach districts in Kampot Province. The subject matter expert exchanges between the two militaries focused on public health emergencies and humanitarian aid and disaster response.

Since 2007, Pacific Angel missions have improved the lives of tens of thousands of people across the region while ensuring that the region’s militaries are prepared to work together to address humanitarian crises. This was the fourth Pacific Angel mission conducted in Cambodia.

The United States is proud to work with its partner Cambodia to help improve the lives of people in Cambodia and throughout the region.