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618 AOC mobilizes aircraft to delivery a large mobile field hospital to Suriname

This past weekend, the 618th Air Operations Center organized the delivery of a large mobile field hospital to the Suriname Ministry of Health to help alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local communities in the South American nation. As the Department of Defense's premier command and control center, the 618 AOC plays a critical role in the execution of such missions, providing the planning, tasking, and execution expertise needed to deliver humanitarian aid to global communities in need.

This past weekend, the 618th Air Operations Center organized the delivery of a large mobile field hospital to the Suriname Ministry of Health to help alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local communities in the South American nation. As the Department of Defense's premier command and control center, the 618 AOC plays a critical role in the execution of such missions, providing the planning, tasking, and execution expertise needed to deliver humanitarian aid to global communities in need.

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --

This past weekend, the 618th Air Operations Center organized the delivery of a large mobile field hospital to the Suriname Ministry of Health to help alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local communities in the South American nation.

The field hospital, valued at $745,000, was donated to Suriname by U.S. Southern Command. The SOUTHCOM-funded hospital can house up to 70 patient beds, comes equipped with two diesel generators and nine air conditioning units, and is built to operate autonomously. SOUTHCOM has facilitated the donation of $600,000 worth of additional COVID-19 equipment to Suriname in the past year as a part of their ongoing effort to provide assistance to Caribbean, Central American, and South American partner nations.

As the Department of Defense's premier command and control center, the 618 AOC plays a critical role in the execution of such missions, providing the planning, tasking, and execution expertise needed to deliver humanitarian aid to global communities in need.