A delegation of Vietnamese military officers led by Lt. Gen. Tran Quang Khue visited the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) May 4. Lt. Gen. Khue is the standing vice chairman of the Vietnam National Search and Rescue Committee.

During their visit, retired Army Col. Dave Shanahan, APCSS deputy dean, provided a tour which included a brief history of the center, course descriptions, outreach events and a technology briefing in the seminar rooms. The tour ended with Lt. Gen. Khue signing the APCSS visitor book and a gift exchange.

The delegation arrived in Hawaii June 1 to observe the Makani Pahili 2009 hurricane exercise, receive briefings, and witness demonstrations associated with search and rescue (SAR) and disaster management capabilities of the U.S. military, Hawaii National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard.

Lt. Gen. Khue’s delegation also met with Adm. Timothy Keating, commander, U.S. Pacific Command May 2 and was welcomed with a military honors ceremony, with music by the Pacific Fleet Band.

Visit PACOM’s Blog on the Vietnam Delegation visit.