Ambassador Degnan Attends Opening Ceremony for Small Group Home for Children with Severe Disabilities

The Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation, through U.S. Army Europe’s Humanitarian Assistance program, handed over a recently built group home for kids with disabilities.  Children with disabilities will benefit from enhanced medical treatment and a supportive home environment thanks to this program, which also complements the Georgian government’s initiative to decentralize sizable orphanages.
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Ambassador Degnan’s Remarks to media at Group Home Handover in Gldani

  Question about the event Ambassador Degnan:  It’s really a pleasure to be here for the ribbon cutting of these two small group homes for orphaned children with disabilities. This is a very moving experience to see the home-like environment that has been created for these children, eight-months-old to 11 years-old.  These homes are designed ...
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Office of Defense Cooperation handover of newly upgraded Ammunition Storage Infrastructure

Today the US Embassy Office of Defense Cooperation in partnership with the Ministry of Defense of Georgia, Golden West, and Delta completed phase one of the ammunition storage infrastructure upgrades for the Georgian Defense Forces. This 1.5 million USD project included the renovation of the explosive storehouse, two utility vehicles, one telehandler, a perimeter fence, ...
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ODC facilitates regional Emergency Preparedness Meeting

On Wednesday the Office of Defense Cooperation facilitated a virtual meeting between Racha-Lechkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti regional and local leadership, Georgia National Guard, Emergency Management Agency of Georgia and State of Georgia National Guard and Georgia Emergency Management Agency on Racha-Lechkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti Region’s emergency preparedness and response capabilities and requirements. This was an introductory meeting to prepare ...
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Office of Defense Cooperation Chief, Lieutenant Colonel Povilas Strazdas’ Farewell Remarks at the Ministry of Defense

I’ve had the pleasure of working in Georgia with the Defense Forces and the Ministry of Defense for two years now. In that time, we’ve ended the Georgia Defense and Readiness Program and began the Georgia Defense Deterrence Enhancement Initiative. I think we have seen the cooperation between Georgia and the United States move to ...
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Office of Defense Cooperation Supports Resilience Capacity Building in Racha-Lechkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti

The U.S. Embassy has begun a region-wide resilience capacity building effort in Racha-Lechkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti region. The foundation of the effort is the ongoing cooperation between the Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) and the Georgian Defense Forces, Georgian National Guard, General Mazniashvili Youth Legion, Emergency Management Service, Georgian Border Police, and Regional Health Care Center in ...
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U.S. Embassy Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) handed over a hemodialysis machine to the Kutaisi Regional Clinical Center

On August 26th, the U.S. Embassy Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) handed over a hemodialysis machine to the Kutaisi O.Chkhobadze Regional Clinical Center of Regional Healthcare Center of Georgia. This $25,000 apparatus will be used to treat patients with kidney complications from COVID-19. The donation was funded through USEUCOM’s Humanitarian Assistance efforts for the Government of ...
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World Humanitarian Day

Today we celebrate World Humanitarian Day by highlighting the great work of the Office of Defense Cooperation, which over the last two years, has administered over 30 humanitarian assistance projects with a total value of over 7 million USD. These projects were executed in seven regions of Georgia and include the following: – $500,000 in ...
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U.S. emergency preparedness team conducts workshop with Georgians (February 28)

U.S. Emergency preparedness team conducts a workshop with Georgians (February 28) An interdisciplinary team of exercise and emergency managers and planners, geospatial and public information experts from the United States’ Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness Program were in Georgia’s capital city of Tbilisi Feb. 25-28, 2019, to conduct the first of several workshops with the ultimate goal ...
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Ambulances Donation to the LEPL Emergency Situations Coordination and Urgent Assistance Center (February 22)

Ambulances Donation to the LEPL Emergency Situations Coordination and Urgent Assistance Center On 22 February, the U.S. European Command Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) donated four high mobility ambulances to the LEPL Emergency Situations Coordination and Urgent Assistance Center. The vehicles are donated through the U.S. Department of Defense Humanitarian Assistance (HA) Program and will ...
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Education and Hope for Chronically-Ill Children at New Dmanisi Facility (September 13)

Education and Hope for Chronically-Ill Children at New Dmanisi Facility (September 13) The United States Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation  is pleased to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for the Dmanisi Medical Education Facility September 16, 2016, at 12:30 PM. Through a grant of $775,000 to the Georgian non-governmental organization “A Call to Serve” (ACTS), a former kindergarten was renovated ...
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