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U.S. Military and Malagasy Forces Participates in Humanitarian Response Exercise
January 27, 2024

On January 27, 2024, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Commander, Major General Jami Shawley, led a Humanitarian Response Exercise at U.S. Embassy Antananarivo. At the exercise, U.S. military and Embassy medical teams exchanged best practices and current techniques and technology for battlefield medical care with Malagasy Army and Gendarmerie counterparts. The exercises helped forge links between Malagasy and U.S. soldiers, while offering all an opportunity to learn and rehearse practical trauma medicine that will help save lives in a variety of real world scenarios.