Images: Hawaii National Guard supports APEC Summit [Image 12 of 24]
Soldiers and airmen with the Hawaii Army and Air National Guard were called to duty as part of the APEC designation as a National Special Security Event in anticipation of more than 20,000 delegates and 2,000 media scheduled to attend from Nov. 7-14. When an event is given an NSSE designation by the secretary of Homeland Security, the U.S. Secret Service creates a security plan that includes law enforcement and public safety at the local, state and federal levels. State civil defense was staffed at a higher level to coordinate consequence management.
Date Posted:11.16.2011 04:07
Location:HONOLULU, HI, US