Robert Miller visits BAF, US Pacific Air Force joint exercise

DHAKA, US envoy in Bangladesh Earl Robert Miller

today visited sixday combined exercise between Bangladesh Air Force (BAF)

and the United States (US) Pacific Air Force tilted Exercise Pacific Angel

20191 being held at Lalmonirhat.

The joint exercise started yesterday with an opening ceremony held at

Lalmonirhat Kadamtola High School premises, an ISPR press release said here

today.

Air Officer Commanding of Bangladesh Air Force Base Birsreshto Matiur

Rahman Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Nazrul Islam welcomed the US envoy on his

arrival.

Later, Miller visited medical camp organized at Kadamtola High School

premises and engineering camp raised at Fokirer Tokeya High School. He also

exchanged greetings with the teachers and students of the school.

The US envoy thanked all concerned authorities including Bangladesh Air

Force for overall help in conducting the exercise.

A total of 250 BAF members under the command of Group Captain Abbas Ali,

GUP, afwc, psc, GD(P) and 100 members of US Pacific Air Force under the

command of Major Christofer Falmer are participating in the exercise.

Besides, six doctors from Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand are also taking

part in the exercise.

In the exercise, 2000 people living adjacent to the BAF Maintenance and

Care Unit at Lalmonirhat are being provided with free medical treatment along

with knowledge on post disaster medical care.

The engineers from both the countries are providing assistance in

renovating and repairing of damaged and weak structure of selected five

schools of the area.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)