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Thursday, March 19, 2015

U.S., Vietnam to conduct PACANGEL 15-3

Release Number: 150319

3/19/2015 - JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii  -- The United States and Vietnam will conduct humanitarian assistance operations March 23 through 28 as part of Operation Pacific Angel 15-3.

Operation PACANGEL is a total force, joint and combined humanitarian assistance operation led by Pacific Air Forces. PACANGEL 15-3 includes general health, dental, optometry, pediatrics and engineering programs, as well as various subject-matter expert exchanges.

Approximately 75 U.S. military members, along with local non-governmental organizations and host nation military forces will conduct humanitarian assistance operations in or around the Quang Ngai Province areas, as part of this operation. PACANGEL enhances participating nations' humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities.

Officially in its eighth year, PACANGEL supports U.S. Pacific Command's capacity-building efforts by partnering with other governments, non-governmental agencies and multilateral militaries in the respective region to provide medical, dental, optometry and engineering assistance to their citizens. This operation will be used to improve and build relationships in the event of future humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts. Since 2007, U.S. military members, together with host nation military and civilian personnel throughout the region, have improved the lives of tens of thousands of people through PACANGEL operations.

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