CJTF-HOA Public AffairsJune 18, 2010Civil Affairs Battalion Donates Books to Djiboutian Medical SchoolBy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler J. Wilson, CJTF-HOA Public AffairsDJIBOUTI (June 16, 2010)
The 418th civil affairs battalion donated more than 70 medicaltextbooks from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh to the Medical School of Djibouti June 16.The project came to form when U.S. Army Lt. Col Michael Hert, 418th civil affairs
battalion’s liaison offi
cer to the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti, spoke with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, his alma mater, about a possible donation to the Djiboutian school.
“Education and health are two of the main priorities of the region,” said Hert. “I had
mentioned our mission to the University (of Wisconsin Oshkosh) to see if they could help us
with any future projects and we came up with the idea for a medical book donation.”
Hert said after the contact was made the project hit the ground running.
“Within a few weeks
of speaking about the project we had received five boxes of medical
books mailed here,” he said. “All we had left to do was contact USAID and find a school thatwould benefit from this donation.”