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  • Discussions centred around cyber security, disaster relief initiatives, medical and dental missions.
  • The Ambassador thanked Lieutenant Colonel Campbell for the National Guard's contribution to the JDF.
  • Officers of the National Guard made several visits to Jamaica during last year’s 50th anniversary of the army.

Matters of mutual interest between Jamaica and the Washington, D.C. National Guard were discussed during a recent visit to the Embassy by the Director of National Plans and Training of the Guard, Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Campbell.

Discussions between Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Professor Stephen Vasciannie and Lieutenant Colonel Campbell centred around cyber security, disaster relief initiatives, medical and dental missions, ongoing training exercises, as well as the collaboration with the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).

The Ambassador thanked Lieutenant Colonel Campbell for the National Guard’s contribution to the JDF and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM).

Officers of the National Guard made several visits to Jamaica during last year’s 50th anniversary of the army. One highlight of the visits was the 2012 military tattoo in which the 257th army band, a National Guard unit, also participated.

The partnership between Jamaica and the National Guard was established in 1999.