March 23, 2008 —
FOB HAMMER, Iraq (March 20, 2008) – Medics of the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion and 3rd Brigade Combat Team visited the Narhwan dental clinic, March 18.
The medics assessed the clinic, delivered much-needed anesthetics and discussed dental practices with Dr. Qusay, the head dentist, offering advice and help.
“This assessment of the Narhwan clinic is one of many assessments happening in the region focusing on government-run and funded clinics,” said Capt. Steven Jones, a native of Starkville, Miss., the 3rd BCT medical operations officer.
The Narhwan clinic provides limited dentistry services to families and is primarily a general practice.
Jones said information collected during the assessment will be forwarded to the Iraqi ministry of health.
“With this assessment, we will address their concerns and decide how to streamline their operation while going through the Iraqi government,” Jones said.
Capt. Louis Cintron, the Company C, 203rd BSB dentist, and Maj. Cynthia Majerske, from Bar Harbor, Maine, the 3rd BCT brigade surgeon, assessed the clinic’s lab and pharmacy.
The 203rd BSB is assigned to the 3rd BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, from Fort Benning, Ga., and has been deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom since March 2007.