US Southern Command may support 5th Military World Games

first_img The Operational Planning Committee (CPO) of the 5th Military World Games may have an important ally for the mission of providing the best edition of the history of the competition in July, next year. Gen Ken Keen, Sub-Commander of the US Southern Command, located in Miami, was last week at the committee ´s headquarter ´s, where he watched a presentation about the Rio 2011 Games and talked to the CPO´ s General Coordinator, BG Jamil Megid Júnior, about a possible co-operation aiming the Peace Games. During the meeting Gen Keen was presented general information about the 5th edition of the Military World Games, such as the number of participants, location of the competitions, and the construction of the Athlete ´s Village. Regarding the partnerships, one of the actions refers to the transportation of the delegations. The idea is that the US Air Force provides the transportation of some friendly nations located in the route between The US and Brazil. The same logistic might be given by European countries to African nations, under CISM coordination. There was also a proposal to have the Pentagon TV on the broadcasting the 5th Military World Games. The Sub-Commander of the US Southern Command said to be very pleased with the meeting and guaranteed all possible support to contribute with the Rio 2011 Games success. “I am very impressed with the planning that follows. The Brazilian military shows a high professionalism level and will do their utmost for these to be the best Military World Games in History. They may count on the United States Armed Forces help”, stated General Keen. General Ken Keen is Sub-Commander of one of the ten unified commands of the US Department of Defense. The Southern Command provides security cooperation through 41 million square meters in Latin America and the Caribbean. By Dialogo October 15, 2010last_img read more

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