Kenya, Africa (Jan. 13, 2004) - Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Fetuao Maria Jackson from Diamond Bar, Calif., and Medical Officer, Lt. Mark Woodbridge medical personnel assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC) and Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1) compare statistics and numbers of people treated during Edged Mallet-04. Edged Mallet is a two-week exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability, and familiarize U.S. personnel with the environmental and operational characteristics of Kenya while demonstrating amphibious capabilities. Additionally, Edged Mallet features Humanitarian Assistance Operations and bilateral combined arms training with Kenyan Armed Forces. Edged Mallet involved more than 1,800 U.S. Sailors and Marines and is part of an ongoing series of U.S. - Kenya military activities that refine, promote and maintain the operational readiness of participating forces while supporting and maintaining understandings between Kenyan and U.S. personnel. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 1st Class Ted Banks.
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