Staff Sgt. Nathan Lehman, a biomedical service technician with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe (USAMMCE), joined the Operation Provide Hope team in the Ukraine to inspect and service medical equipment Sept. 17 to Oct. 2, 2010.
The team consisted of four Airmen, two USAMMCE Department of the Army civilians and Lehman. With his teammates, Lehman inspected more than 2,000 pieces of medical equipment in several locations. By doing so, they helped the Ukraine increase the standard of healthcare it provides to citizens and contributed to the success of the mission.
Operation Provide Hope is a humanitarian assistance program to the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union, sponsored by the Department of State. Most of the supplies and equipment come from the Department of Defense excess program.