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ARSOUTH leader discusses Jamaica disaster relief preparation

By U.S. Army South Public Affairs | U.S. Army South Public Affairs | Aug. 20, 2020

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —

General-de-Brigada Alcides V. Faria, Jr., deputy commanding general of interoperability, U.S. Army South, participated in a virtual key leader engagement with personnel from the Jamaica Defence Force, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (West) and the Office of Disaster Preparedness Management Aug. 17 to discuss humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparations in Jamaica and assess capabilities in the event of a natural disaster.

Other attendees included representatives from U.S. Southern Command, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South and U.S. Embassy Jamaica.

Army South is committed to supporting the efforts of partner nations to increase institutional capacity and regional collaboration for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.