May 29, 2012
U.S. service members assisted the Bosnian-Herzegovinian military in outfitting an ambulance with safety features and storage compartments that will make caring for patients easier here May 29, 2012. The ambulance is now equipped with a fire extinguisher, LED lights, safety handles, baskets and hooks for supplies. It also now has a split Plexiglas interior window that allows the technicians to communicate with the driver. This renovation was done as part of Shared Resilience 2012, an annual U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff sponsored exercise May 28 - June 8. The goals of the exercise are to strengthen interoperability, facilitate training in crisis response and disaster management, and validate the readiness of deployable military medical and humanitarian assistance teams. The exercise, in the spirit of partnership for peace, directly supports U.S. European Command's theater cooperation efforts and strategy for active security with European countries.