U.S. Army PACIFIC, Hawaii -- Soldiers from U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) and the People's Republic of China People's Liberation Army (PLA) will participate in a Disaster Management Exchange (DME) in Nanjing, China from Nov. 13-18. This is the 14th iteration of this exchange between the PLA and USARPAC.
The DME is an annual USARPAC disaster risk reduction event with the PLA that began in 2005. This long-established exchange underscores the commitment of both the U.S. and the PRC to address Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) challenges across the region.
The DME will occur in three parts: an expert academic discussion, a table top exchange, and a practical field exchange. The 2018 DME is a PLA hosted exchange focused on an international HA/DR scenario.
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