The U.S. Army Pacific and the Bangladesh Armed Forces Division completed their annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange recently in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The 4-day event brought together over one hundred and sixty military and civilian subject matter experts and key responders in the fields of disaster management, relief and humanitarian assistance from both the U.S. and Bangladesh, including members of the USARPAC Contingency Command Post's Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team. The goal of the DREE is to improve interoperability and response planning in the event of a catastrophic earthquake. The event culminated with a field training exercise, a chance for the participants to share their final thoughts and a closing ceremony. Soundbites include Justin Pummel - Geographer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources; MAJ Rollin Heassler - Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team (HAST) Leader, U.S. Army Pacific, Contingency Command Post; Hon. Dan Mozena - Ambassador, U.S. Embassy, Dhaka and BG (Ret.) Abu Naim Md. Shahidullah - Director General, Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defense. Produced by SSG. Richard Colletta - U.S. Army, Pacific, Contingency Command Post Public Affairs Office. Also available in High Definition.
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