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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Leaders Pay Visit to Hawaii's JTF-HD and DCE

By JTF-HD Public Affairs


FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii – Mr. William L. Carwile, Director of Operations for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National headquartered in Washington D.C., and M. Nancy Ward, Administrator for FEMA Region IX headquartered in Oakland, Calif., recently paid a visit to Joint Task Force Homeland Defense and the Hawaii-based Defense Coordinating Element (DCE). Army Col. Curtis King, Defense Coordinating Officer ( DCO) hosted the pair during their visit.

 
Mr. William L. Carwile, Director of Operations for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National headquartered in Washington D.C., and M. Nancy Ward, Administrator for FEMA Region IX headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with Army Col. Curtis King, Defense Coordinating Officer (DCO). (Official Department of Defense photos by Darrell D. Ames)

FEMA's mission is to support U.S. citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation everyone work together to build, sustain, and improve U.S. capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Headquartered at Fort Shafer, Hawaii, JTF-HD's mission is to execute domestic Land Domain operations, in close coordination, with civil authorities, to defeat terrorist threats to the U.S. Homeland (defined as the U.S. States and Territories, Possessions, Commonwealths; and Compact Nations in the Pacific), and when requested/validated, to conduct civil support [Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) or Foreign Humanitarian Assistance (FHA)] operations for all hazards including responding to, and recovering from, natural or man-made disasters across the Pacific.