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Representatives from the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces meet with members of the Ohio National Guard June 28, 2017, at Joint Force Headquarters-Ohio, located at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. The group discussed plans for an upcoming Combined Medical Engagement set to take place in Angola later this year. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)
8 photos: Planning underway for combined medical engagement in Angola with Ohio, Serbia
Photo 1 of 8: Representatives from the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces meet with members of the Ohio National Guard June 28, 2017, at Joint Force Headquarters-Ohio, located at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. The group discussed plans for an upcoming Combined Medical Engagement set to take place in Angola later this year. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden) Download full-resolution version
Members of the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces tour Ohio Stadium with members of the Ohio National Guard during downtime at a Combined Medical Engagement planning event, July 29, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The foreign visitors were able to tour one of the country’s iconic sports facilities, located on the campus of The Ohio State University. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)
8 photos: Planning underway for combined medical engagement in Angola with Ohio, Serbia
Photo 2 of 8: Members of the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces tour Ohio Stadium with members of the Ohio National Guard during downtime at a Combined Medical Engagement planning event, July 29, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The foreign visitors were able to tour one of the country’s iconic sports facilities, located on the campus of The Ohio State University. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden) Download full-resolution version
Members of the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces tour Ohio Stadium with members of the Ohio National Guard during downtime at a Combined Medical Engagement planning event, July 29, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The foreign visitors were able to tour one of the country’s iconic sports facilities, located on the campus of The Ohio State University. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)
8 photos: Planning underway for combined medical engagement in Angola with Ohio, Serbia
Photo 3 of 8: Members of the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces tour Ohio Stadium with members of the Ohio National Guard during downtime at a Combined Medical Engagement planning event, July 29, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The foreign visitors were able to tour one of the country’s iconic sports facilities, located on the campus of The Ohio State University. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden) Download full-resolution version
Representatives from the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces meet with members of the Ohio National Guard June 29, 2017, at Joint Force Headquarters-Ohio, located at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. The group discussed plans for an upcoming Combined Medical Engagement set to take place in Angola later this year. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)
8 photos: Planning underway for combined medical engagement in Angola with Ohio, Serbia
Photo 4 of 8: Representatives from the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces meet with members of the Ohio National Guard June 29, 2017, at Joint Force Headquarters-Ohio, located at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. The group discussed plans for an upcoming Combined Medical Engagement set to take place in Angola later this year. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden) Download full-resolution version
Representatives from the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces meet with members of the Ohio National Guard to plan a Combined Medical Engagement June 29, 2017, at Joint Force Headquarters-Ohio, located at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. In this photo, Col. Miroslav Brocic (right), lead project officer for the Serbian Armed Forces, discusses a point while Col. Marlene Fonseca (left), lead project officer for the Angolan Armed Forces, and Brig. Gen. Gregory N. Schnulo, Ohio assistant adjutant general for Air, listen. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)
8 photos: Planning underway for combined medical engagement in Angola with Ohio, Serbia
Photo 5 of 8: Representatives from the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces meet with members of the Ohio National Guard to plan a Combined Medical Engagement June 29, 2017, at Joint Force Headquarters-Ohio, located at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. In this photo, Col. Miroslav Brocic (right), lead project officer for the Serbian Armed Forces, discusses a point while Col. Marlene Fonseca (left), lead project officer for the Angolan Armed Forces, and Brig. Gen. Gregory N. Schnulo, Ohio assistant adjutant general for Air, listen. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden) Download full-resolution version
Members of the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces tour Ohio Stadium with members of the Ohio National Guard during downtime at a Combined Medical Engagement planning event, July 29, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The foreign visitors were able to tour one of the country’s iconic sports facilities, located on the campus of The Ohio State University. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)
8 photos: Planning underway for combined medical engagement in Angola with Ohio, Serbia
Photo 6 of 8: Members of the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces tour Ohio Stadium with members of the Ohio National Guard during downtime at a Combined Medical Engagement planning event, July 29, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The foreign visitors were able to tour one of the country’s iconic sports facilities, located on the campus of The Ohio State University. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden) Download full-resolution version
Members of the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces tour Ohio Stadium with members of the Ohio National Guard during downtime at a Combined Medical Engagement planning event, July 29, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The foreign visitors were able to tour one of the country’s iconic sports facilities, located on the campus of The Ohio State University. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)
8 photos: Planning underway for combined medical engagement in Angola with Ohio, Serbia
Photo 7 of 8: Members of the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces tour Ohio Stadium with members of the Ohio National Guard during downtime at a Combined Medical Engagement planning event, July 29, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The foreign visitors were able to tour one of the country’s iconic sports facilities, located on the campus of The Ohio State University. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden) Download full-resolution version
Representatives from the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces meet with members of the Ohio National Guard June 29, 2017, at Joint Force Headquarters-Ohio, located at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. The group, which stopped for a photo in front of the National Guard minuteman statue at ONG headquarters, discussed plans for an upcoming Combined Medical Engagement set to take place in Angola later this year. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)
8 photos: Planning underway for combined medical engagement in Angola with Ohio, Serbia
Photo 8 of 8: Representatives from the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces meet with members of the Ohio National Guard June 29, 2017, at Joint Force Headquarters-Ohio, located at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. The group, which stopped for a photo in front of the National Guard minuteman statue at ONG headquarters, discussed plans for an upcoming Combined Medical Engagement set to take place in Angola later this year. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden) Download full-resolution version
Representatives from the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces meet with members of the Ohio National Guard June 28, 2017, at Joint Force Headquarters-Ohio, located at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. The group discussed plans for an upcoming Combined Medical Engagement set to take place in Angola later this year. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)
Members of the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces tour Ohio Stadium with members of the Ohio National Guard during downtime at a Combined Medical Engagement planning event, July 29, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The foreign visitors were able to tour one of the country’s iconic sports facilities, located on the campus of The Ohio State University. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)
Members of the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces tour Ohio Stadium with members of the Ohio National Guard during downtime at a Combined Medical Engagement planning event, July 29, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The foreign visitors were able to tour one of the country’s iconic sports facilities, located on the campus of The Ohio State University. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)
Representatives from the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces meet with members of the Ohio National Guard June 29, 2017, at Joint Force Headquarters-Ohio, located at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. The group discussed plans for an upcoming Combined Medical Engagement set to take place in Angola later this year. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)
Representatives from the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces meet with members of the Ohio National Guard to plan a Combined Medical Engagement June 29, 2017, at Joint Force Headquarters-Ohio, located at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. In this photo, Col. Miroslav Brocic (right), lead project officer for the Serbian Armed Forces, discusses a point while Col. Marlene Fonseca (left), lead project officer for the Angolan Armed Forces, and Brig. Gen. Gregory N. Schnulo, Ohio assistant adjutant general for Air, listen. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)
Members of the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces tour Ohio Stadium with members of the Ohio National Guard during downtime at a Combined Medical Engagement planning event, July 29, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The foreign visitors were able to tour one of the country’s iconic sports facilities, located on the campus of The Ohio State University. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)
Members of the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces tour Ohio Stadium with members of the Ohio National Guard during downtime at a Combined Medical Engagement planning event, July 29, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The foreign visitors were able to tour one of the country’s iconic sports facilities, located on the campus of The Ohio State University. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)
Representatives from the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces meet with members of the Ohio National Guard June 29, 2017, at Joint Force Headquarters-Ohio, located at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. The group, which stopped for a photo in front of the National Guard minuteman statue at ONG headquarters, discussed plans for an upcoming Combined Medical Engagement set to take place in Angola later this year. (Ohio National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Representatives of the Serbian and Angolan Armed Forces met with members of the Ohio National Guard in late June to discuss plans for an upcoming Combined Medical Engagement set to take place in Angola later this year. More than 20 planners from all three countries gathered for a week to work through the details for the upcoming event.

The upcoming Combined Medical Engagement will have medical personnel from the three nations provide infectious disease prevention training as well as basic care to four different villages in the area surrounding Caixito, Angola. Local residents will be able to receive preventative medicine as well as see specialists in obstetrics, pediatric care, dermatology and optometry.

The Ohio National Guard has a long-standing relationship with Serbia, having been state partners with the country for more than 10 years as part of the National Guard State Partnership program. Ohio National Guard and Serbian Armed Forces conducted a similar event in Serbia in 2016. Last year’s event, (see “Combined Medical Engagement partners ONG, Serbia, Angola to help citizens in rural Serbia”) which included three observers from the Angolan military, was conducted to lay the groundwork for developing a working relationship with Angola in the future.

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