US and Chinese Soldiers work Side by side during Disaster Management Exchange
Photo Credit: Angela Kershner
U.S. Army Pacific Deputy Commanding General for Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Gary Hara, left, Peoples Liberation Army Deputy Political Commissar of Chengdu Military Region Lt. Gen. Zhao, second from left, U.S. Army Pacific Deputy Commanding General for Operations Maj. Gen. Rick Burr, and other high ranking officials observe the Practical Field Exchange during the 9th annual Disaster Management Exchange, an opportunity for both armies to demonstrate and discuss their different approaches to a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief scenario. The DME allows both countries to be better prepared to respond to a third country in the event of a major natural disaster. This year's DME consists of an Expert Academic Discussion and a Practical Field Exchange. Event was held at the Marine Corps Training Area-Bellows, Hawaii
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