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Iraqi Air Force College - part II

February 20, 2011 | Lieutenant Colonel Kendall Mower

As we continued our tour of the Airforce College, we  were also able to tour the Medical clinic and speak with one of their medical officers.  It was very interesting to have the chance to ask questions about their military and how things like moves to different bases occur. 

The medical facility was pretty basic.  If further care is needed they transport to a nearby hospital in the city.

Exam and minor procedure room

Their recovery and inpatient room

Their pharmacy

One of the other stops we made was to see the previous location of the Combat Support Hospital (CSH) that we had been using just prior to my arrival here.

The Americans had converted old Iraqi enlisted housing into a hospital.  They used a combination of both buildings and the tents to create the previous CSH.

Smaller arrows directed people to the center of the complex where tents and isopods had been set up.

As the American draw down proceeds, the Iraqi's will slowly fill in to places that have been vacated.  Another part of the old hospital has already been converted into a gym for the Iraqi's at the college.

It was a great opportunity to see - one that we wouldn't have normally had.  It's great to see that there is a plan in place, and that the Iraqi's are working towards self sufficiency.

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