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Cooperation is exercises' goal

The U.S. hopes to build on collaboration with China in disaster efforts

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 04, 2012

~~<p>The Army said it advanced disaster management cooperation with the People's Liberation Army on a trip to China by about 20 Hawaii-based soldiers, and the hope is the annual exchanges will expand in scope and size.</p>
<p>&quot;We had very, very good, positive engagements, and we'll use this exercise, really, to build on future engagements,&quot; said Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, who led the delegation as commander of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command in Hawaii. &quot;I think both sides were very optimistic about the potential for future engagements.&quot;</p>
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The Army said it advanced disaster management cooperation with the People's Liberation Army on a trip to China by about 20 Hawaii-based soldiers, and the hope is the annual exchanges will expand in scope and size.

"We had very, very good, positive engagements, and we'll use this exercise, really, to build on future engagements," said Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, who led the delegation as commander of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command in Hawaii. "I think both sides were very optimistic about the potential for future engagements." Login for more...



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