On Tuesday, Sept. 29, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett III, commander of U.S. Army Africa, joined bloggers and online journalists to discuss the U.S. Army’s newest component command and its upcoming Exercise Natural Fire ’10, a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise.
Garrett said Exercise Natural Fire will enhance the United States and partners capabilities in working together in response to complex humanitarian and emergency disaster relief efforts. The exercise will focus on a variety of areas, including a pandemic influenza training scenario, field training exercises and humanitarian and civic action projects in Northern Uganda, which include medical, dental and engineering programs.
“This exercise enhances mutual understanding and stability and security,” said Garrett. “It is forcing all the militaries to interact and look at strengths and weaknesses and shortcomings.”
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Joining us on the roundtable were Chuck Simmons, northshorejournal.org; and Sean Gallagher, Defense Systems magazine.