In support of U.S. Army Africa’s first Medical Readiness and Training Exercise of the year (MEDRETE 12-1), U.S. medical personnel traveled to Zanzibar, Tanzania, Jan. 30 through Feb. 10, to perform a suture-less cataract surgical technique to improve military relationships with host medical providers and provide medical treatment to local citizens. (U.S. Army Africa photo by Sgt. Terysa M. King.)

Husband, wife team help to restore sight to people of Zanzibar: Dr. Bill Wilson, a retired U.S. Army ophthalmologist, places an eye patch on a patient that received cataract surgery. The eye patch will be worn for 24 hours, and when removed by ophthalmologists, patients blinded by cataracts will have their eye sight restored to them. The surgeries were part of a medical readiness and training exercise sponsored by U.S. Army Africa. MEDRETE is a regularly scheduled USARAF exercise where small...

Atlas Accord 12: MOPTI, MALI -- Malian Medical Defense Forces Col. Youssouf Traore, , practices the use of a ring cutter on U.S. Army Sgt. La Tonia R. Luna, 807th Medical Detachment Support Command, and Fort Worth, Texas native, during a medical equipment demonstration in Mopti, Mali, Feb. 7. The 807th MDSC were in Mali as medical support for the Atlas Accord 12 exercise. (U. S. Army photo by Spc. Kimberly Trumbull.)

Atlas Accord 12: MOPTI, MALI -- U.S. Army healthcare specialist Staff Sgt. Anthony P. Baca, 807th Medical Deployment Support Command, and McKinney, Texas native, shows personnel assigned to the Malian Medical Defense Forces how to use a breathing apparatus designed for a chemical environment at a Malian Defense hospital in Mopti, Mali, Feb. 7. The 807th MDSC were in Mali as medical support for the Atlas Accord 12 exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kimberly Trumbull.)

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (Feb. 14, 2012) -- Members of the 772nd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, concluded their two-week mission of providing command and control, liaison capability and event support for a 16-member medical team during a Medical Readiness and Training Exercise known as MEDRETE 12, here from Jan. 30 to Feb. 12.

Everyone needs a friend to lean on now and then, even US Army Wounded Warriors during the Jan. 4, 2012 San Antonio Alamodome Punt, Pass and Kick event during the US Army All American Bowl. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Scott D. Turner, USAAC G7. For more images from the All American Bowl, check out the GoArmy's All American Bowl Flickr set

The Queen shakes hands with Captain Christopher Miorin of the US Army Rifle drill team, after watching his team in action at the British Military Tournament, at Earls Court in west London. Photo by John Stillwell/PA Wire PRESS ASSOCIATION.

U.S. Army Maj. Leah Triolo, left, and U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Ayleigh Amaya assist an Afghan in Afghanistan's Farah province, Feb. 11, 2012. Triolo is an orthopedic surgeon with the 67th Forward Surgical Team Airborne and Amaya is a physician’s assistant with Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Air Force photo

U.S. Army Spc. Tiffany Larriba, team member from Civil Affairs Team 4902, 490th Civil Affairs Battalion, smiles at a child from the village of Karabti San, Djibouti, January 3. Children from the village gathered later that evening for Larriba's "Soldier in the Classroom" program where she taught them basic English. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarad A. Denton

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Zane Schlemmer, a veteran U.S. Army paratrooper who jumped into northern France as a sergeant with the 82nd Airborne Division, walks in his jump boots down the main street of Sainte-Mère-Église, France, with other World War II veterans during the 67th anniversary of the Allied invasion of France, June 5. French citizens applaud as he and current paratroopers with the 82nd and other Army units parade past. Photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod

Winter flight: A U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook heavy lift helicopter takes off on Feb 4 from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. The primary missions for Chinooks are troop movement, artillery emplacement, and combat resupply. U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht

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