Aiding Costa Rica

May, Austin M.
July 2008
Soldiers;Jul2008, Vol. 63 Issue 7, p46
The article focuses on the deployment of U.S. service members from Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B) to Costa Rica for a medical readiness training exercise (MEDRETE). More than 600 patients were reportedly seen during the two-day exercise and five of them required air evacuation to the city of Limon because of their critical condition. According to the article, the team is made up of 28 Airmen and Soldiers from Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras. They operated a makeshift clinic in Piedra Mesa.


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