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ANP Radiology Tech Mentor, HMC Landmon and two ANPH Radiology Staff members refer to Merrell's Radiology Atlas for exam protocols.  The three volume set of Merrell's was donated to the ANPH Radiology Department by the Medical Imaging School at Emory University.

Images of Afghanistan

2011/07/14 • Comments

By HMC Kim Landmon ANP Medical Training Advisory Group KABUL – I am a hospital corpsman chief in the Naval Reserve, and a staff technologist at the Emory Orthopedic and Spine Center.  I am currently deployed in support of NATO Training Mission Afghanistan, as part of the Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan.  More specifically, I [...]

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Nurse into Public Affairs

Nurse into Public Affairs

2010/11/06 • Comments

By Capt. Renatta K. Martine, USAF NTM-A I am an Air Force Registered Nurse currently deployed to Afghanistan and serving in the Public Affairs Office. It’s like “apples to dump trucks” to quote my boss. I left my quaint little house outside Ramstein Air Base thinking I’d be teaching Afghan nurses to educate Afghan nursing [...]

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Drug Rehabilitation support to the ANSF

Drug Rehabilitation support to the ANSF

2010/10/06 • Comments

Drugs and the Military. Are they, or aren’t they? The answers struck me as another awe inspiring reflection of the Afghan determination and aptitude for the success of their beloved country. There has been concern and speculation regarding drug use within the ANSF. You may wonder: Do we test for drugs? What drugs do we [...]

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Physician’s Assistant Training Approved For Afghan Army

Physician’s Assistant Training Approved For Afghan Army

2010/07/03 • Comments

On Jun 21, 2010,  the Medical Training and Advisory Group (MTAG) presented to the Afghan National Army’s Surgeon General its newest medical program. The ANA Surgeon General Yaftali, the Deputy Minister of Defense, the Education Minister and the Office of the Surgeon General’s (OSTG) personnel department  signed the paperwork with a projected start date of 30 [...]

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Budget Transfer Sought for Afghanistan National Police Office of the Surgeon General

2010/06/10 • Comments

     Brigadier General Qhandahr Shinwari, ANP Surgeon General, and his staff continue to objectively demonstrate that the advice and services of ANP medical mentors are becoming less important. They have shown they can independently operate their medical facilities, plan for new services, design and execute emergency response plans, develop staff projections, establish drug testing programs, [...]

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Bureaucracy Conquered for Afghan Police Physician Recruitment

2010/05/26 • Comments

     The past few times I met with Brigadier General Qhandahr Shinwari, Afghanistan National Police (ANP) Surgeon General, at least one physician arrived and asked to join the ANP. At last count,  there were 40 doctors who were awaiting approval to wear the ANP uniform. Standing in their way was a requirement by the Ministry [...]

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Brigadier General Qhandahr Shinwary Makes It Happen

2010/05/16 • Comments

     I have met many Afghan generals during my 10 months in Afghanistan. Among them, Brigadier General Qhandahr Shinwary, Afghanistan National Police (ANP) Surgeon General, stands out.      Often we hear of Afghan successes; however, upon examining some of them in detail, we discover that either a military or civilian advisor was the primary force. [...]

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Afghans Will Get It Done…Their Way

2010/04/27 • Comments

     When I arrived in July 2009, there were many activities happening with the Afghanistan National Police (ANP) medical mentoring mission. That was no surprise given the dimensions of the tasking; however, some actions quickly caught my eye due to their significant impact on ANP team workload. I’ll describe three of them.      Perhaps the [...]

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Afghan Medical Sustainability

2010/04/01 • Comments

       For medical advisors, we have all heard that our actions must lead toward a medical enterprise that the Afghans can independently sustain. This is particularly important if we want to ensure that the investments we have made will benefit them far into the future. Both collective and individual actions can help make this so. [...]

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“A Great Day to Be an Airman”

“A Great Day to Be an Airman”

2010/03/28 • Comments

Afghan National Army Air Corps Graduates First Flight Surgeon Class                 A couple weeks ago, the Afghan National Army (ANA) Medical Command graduated its first class of medical logisticians.  To mark that monumental day, Mike Brown, the course director, said, “It is a great day to be a Soldier.”  Two days ago, it was the [...]

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