NEWS

JTF-HD Personnel Travel to
Okinawa for Readiness Assessment

By Darrell D. Ames, JTF-HD Public Affairs


Mr. Michael Machado and U.S. Army Maj. John Parrish of Joint Task Force – Homeland Defense (JTF-HD) inspect Personal Protective Clothing (PPC) packages at a warehouse at Torii Station, Okinawa. Machado, Parrish, and U.S. Army Master Sgt. Paul Price traveled to Okinawa from their home base at Fort Shafter, Hawaii to ensure Department of Defense (DoD) personnel on scene are fully equipped with the proper emergency response kits in the event of a pandemic influenza outbreak. The subject matter experts also briefed Torii Station personnel on emergency preparedness and immediate response procedures. JTF-HD executes Land Domain operations to defeat terrorist threats to the Homeland (States of the U.S. Territories, Possessions, and Commonwealths; and the Compact Nations), and, when requested/validated, conducts Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) operations for all hazards including responding to and recovering from natural or man-made disasters.

Mike Machado, Logistics Planner, JTF-HD
Michael Machado, Logistics Planner for JTF-HD, assesses PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) readiness kits in Okinawa. (JTF-HD Photo by Army Master Sgt. Paul Price)
Army Master Sgt. Paul Price, JTF-HD Senior Enlisted Leader
Army Master Sgt. Paul Price, JTF-HD Senior Enlisted Leader, exits a warehouse in Okinawa after inspecting PPE gear. (JTF-HD Photo by Michael Machado)
Army Major John Parrish Army Major John Parrish, Joint Task Force - Homeland Defense Executive Officer, inspects PPE gear in Okinawa. (JTF-HD Photo by Army Master Sgt. Paul Price) Army Major John Parrish
Army Major John Parrish, Joint Task Force - Homeland Defense Executive Officer, waits outside warehouse in Okinawa during PPE assessment. (JTF-HD Photo by Michael Machado)
Michael Machado, JTF-HD Logistics Planner and Major John Parrish, JTF-HD Executive Officer
Michael Machado, JTF-HD Logistics Planner and Major John Parrish, JTF-HD Executive Officer inspect PPE gear in Okinawa. (JTF-HD Photo by Army Master Sgt. Paul Price)
Personal Protective Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment. (JTF-HD Photo by Michael Machado)