JHOC focuses on inter-agency cooperation


VICENZA, Italy – Whether natural or man-made, disasters can happen anytime – anywhere.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance is an agency that deals with deadly disasters worldwide. With global logistics and transportation capabilities, the U.S. military often assists in USAID disaster relief operations.

Angela Sherbenou, USAID senior humanitarian adviser at U.S. Army Africa Command, gave 29 U.S. Army Africa Soldiers and civilians the low-down on Joint Humanitarian Operations (JHOC), May 14-15.

“This program was created at the request of the U.S. Department of Defense,” said Sherbenou. “The reason being, it’s not a question of if….it’s a question of when will we work together during disaster relief operations. That’s why it’s a joint operations course.”

For more on this story visit: http://www.usaraf.army.mil

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