US, Bangladesh Air Force joint exercise begins

Staff Correspondent

24 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

A six-day joint exercise between Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) and US Pacific Air Force titled ‘Exercise Pacific Angel-2019-1’ started at Lalmonirhat Kadamtola High School on Sunday.

Air Officer Commanding of BAF Base Birsreshto Matiur Rahman Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Nazrul Islam inaugurated the exercise as the chief guest.

250 members of BAF under the command of Group Captain Abbas Ali and 100 members of US Pacific Air Force under the command of Maj 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, 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.