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Ejército de Tierra

'Boletín Tierra' Newspaper Reports

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Number: 8293

Castilla-La Mancha Honors the Army´s Response to Filomena

At the presidential headquarters of La Mancha

At the presidential headquarters of La Mancha

The President of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, presided over a tribute to the operation responsible for responding to Filomena as is passed through the region. The small, private, official event took place on February 1st in the Fuensalida Palace (Toledo), the headquarters of the regional President, and included the regional government delegate and regional ministers.
In addition, a small group of representatives from the groups who participated in the operation attended the tribute, including members of the State Security Forces and Corps, personnel from 112, road maintenance and Plan Infocam brigades, Geacam (a public environmental management company in Castilla-La Mancha), and environmental and technical agents from the Regional Operations Center. The representative from the Armed Forces was Sergeant Samper from the 6th Paratrooper Brigade “Almogávares.”
“It was an act of gratitude for the involvement of various agencies in responding to the damage caused by Filomena. Specifically, the Army worked primarily in Toledo and Guadalajara, two of the most affected provinces,” explained the sergeant, who was part of the operation deployed in Toledo during the storm. The sergeant, who was proud to be at the event, added, “it is rewarding to feel the gratitude of the people for whom you work and know that you have helped them. Ultimately, we are here for precisely that – to go where we are needed.”
García-Page wanted to highlight the importance of the operation, since thanks to it “many lives were saved,” at the same time highlighting the “excellent coordination, professionalism, closeness, and humanity of all involved.” He concluded the speech by stressing that this event would help citizens “put a face” on these workers and note where their money goes when it comes to public services.
 

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