The Golden West Humanitarian Foundation supports the U.S. Department of State Quick Reaction Force which remains ready to deploy worldwide at a moment’s notice. This team of seasoned experts is trained and equipped to support the assessment and destruction of conventional weapons worldwide.
“The State Department’s QRF is a deployable team of conventional weapons destruction experts that works in concert with U.S. Embassies and host nations to respond to critical risks posed by explosive remnants of war, including cluster munitions, landmines and other types of explosive hazards. The QRF complements international humanitarian operations and post-conflict stability initiatives in the host nation, allowing them to proceed unhindered by the presence of explosive hazards.
The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement manages the QRF, humanitarian mine action programs (clearance of landmines and explosive remnants of war, survivor assistance, mine risk education) and conventional weapons destruction programs worldwide. More information is available at www.state.gov/t/pm/wra.” (Courtesy of PM/WRA)