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SD Guard, Suriname partner to provide medical, dental services

ALBINA, Suriname – Soldiers from the South Dakota Army National Guard traveled to the South American county of Suriname to provide medical and dental services to the local population of Albina, April 10-12.

The mission was part of a medical/dental readiness education and training exercise to assist with ongoing efforts of improving systemic and oral health in the region.

Nine Soldiers from the SDARNG's Medical Command and 730th Area Support Medical Company worked alongside Suriname Defense Force medics, a local doctor and pharmacy personnel to provide services to residents in the rural community.

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