Surgeons from Belize and medical professionals from the U.S. Armed Forces are teaming up for medical missions Belmopan and Dangriga. The U.S. military surgical team with US SOUTHCOM and their Belizean counterparts will hold these missions through to August 27. The military surgeons, operating room nurses, technicians and an anesthesiologist will work with the Ministry of Health and Wellness at hospitals in the two municipalities to conduct basic surgeries on pre-screened patients. The U.S. Embassy says that the surgical mission in Dangriga is associated with the exercise, Keel-Billed Toucan 22, which took place in January while the one in Belmopan is associated with the exercise, Resolute Sentinel 22. The latter is a five-month multinational exercise to offer joint training and to improve the readiness of the U.S. and partner nations’ military personnel through humanitarian assistance activities.