The team we are replacing was very quick ensure we hit the ground running.
We went to a nearby ANP training facility to inprocess a new batch of Police recruits. There were other teams doing administrative screenings, but we did medical screenings: medical history, abbreviated physicals, immunizations, vision screening, and urine drug screenings. It was in a hot chow hall area of the compound.
At one point we were a little suprised by a nearby explosion, which we found out later was a controlled detonation of an old mine.
These screenings are a lot of what the last team did. It is essential to have a bountiful and well trained police force to counter the insurgency efforts here in Afghanistan.
I hope that we will as well be able to reengage the ANP medical officer and do some true mentoring as well.
Picture of me and Steve at work