DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable: Update on Ongoing U.S. Military Disaster Relief Operations

Lt. Gen. P. K. (Ken) Keen, Commander Joint Task Force Haiti

Lt. Gen. P. K. (Ken) Keen, Commander Joint Task Force Haiti

We have scheduled a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable with Lt. Gen. P. K. (Ken) Keen, Commander Joint Task Force Haiti, Monday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m.

Lt. Gen. Keen will provide an update of ongoing U.S. military disaster relief operations in Haiti. SOUTHCOM is closely monitoring the situation and is working with the U.S. State Department, United States Agency for International Development and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance and other national and international agencies to determine how to best respond to this crisis.

SOUTHCOM is well versed at providing humanitarian assistance in the region. Since 2005, the command has led U.S. military support to 14 major relief missions, including assistance to Haiti in September 2008.

During that mission, U.S. military forces from USS Kearsarge and other units airlifted 3.3 million pounds of aid to communities that were devastated by a succession of major storms.

View Lt. Gen. Keen’s bio, by clicking here.

To listen to the interview live, click here.

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