Air Force Supports Indigenous Communities on Exercise Kummundoo 2016

The Royal Australian Air Force is deploying to Western Australia on a mission to provide dental services to local Indigenous Communities on Exercise Kummundoo 2016. Exercise Kummundoo 2016, developed in collaboration with the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, will be assisting the Communities surrounding Port Hedland and Roebourne, Western Australia, with dental clinics and health promotion activities.

Squadron Leader Khai Nguyen, Officer in Charge of Exercise Kummundoo 16, said the benefit of the Royal Australian Air Force assisting the Indigenous Communities was invaluable to the Communities and the personnel providing the healthcare.

“Our team has been presented a unique opportunity to make a noticeable impact on the dental health of the region”, he said.

In this remote part of Australia where accessible dental services are scarce due to the lack of dental professionals; we are thrilled to be able to offer our services as a part of such a great Air Force initiative that is committed improving the health of our fellow Indigenous Australians.

There will be two dental clinics; one located at Wirraka Maya Health Service (Aboriginal Corporation) in South Hedland and the other at Marwarnkarra Health Service in Roebourne, and they will be open to patients from 5-25 August.