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A look at how SOUTHCOM is changing to better address evolving threats. Article authored by Adm. Kurt W. Tidd and Lt. Col. Tyler W. Morton and published in latest issue of Joint Force Quarterly.
The newly constructed addition to the clinic, completed as part of the Beyond the Horizon 2017 humanitarian exercise, more than doubles the capacity of the health center.
A look at the recently completed exercise that included forces from the U.S. and 19 nations training in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.
The USCGC Waesche offloaded the cocaine which was seized during 18 separate interdictions in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from March through June.
Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command will conduct training and security cooperation engagements in Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

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Brig. Gen. Bryan Radliff, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) mobilization assistant to the commander, gives opening remarks during a speaker series event at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 19, 2017, for the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Academic Outreach Program with the University of Arizona. The intent of the speaker series is to facilitate the exchange ideas between government and academic institutions while fostering collaborative discussions about global issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz)
12th AF (AFSOUTH) partners with University of Arizona
By Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz | June 22, 2017
Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) hosted the first speaker series in their Academic Outreach Program with the University of Arizona at Club Ironwood, June 19. The intent of the speaker series is to facilitate the exchange ideas between government and academic institutions while fostering collaborative discussions about global issues. This 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Academic Outreach Program is modeled after U.S Southern Command’s partnership with Florida International University.

Firefighters from the 612th Air Base Squadron Fire Department, Joint Task Force-Bravo, conducts a live fire training June 16, 2017 on Soto Cano Air Base, to practice their skills and provide awareness to the base population.
Up in flames: Fire Department conducts live fire training
By Maria Pinel | June 21, 2017
Firefighters from the 612th Air Base Squadron Fire Department, Joint Task Force-Bravo, conducted a live fire training June 16, 2017 here, to practice their skills and provide awareness to the Soto Cano population.

Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Col. Roger Carter, right, the assistant chief staff officer of Headquarters, Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, and U.S. Coast Guardsmen pose for a photo with students while at Carenage Boy Government Primary School as part of a community relations event during Phase II of Exercise Tradewinds 2017 in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago, June 16, 2017. Tradewinds, sponsored by U.S. Southern Command, brings together security forces and regional civilian agencies from 20 participating countries to strengthen relationships, build partner nation capacity and conduct subject matter expert exchanges in security-related operations. U.S. Marines are providing providing training and logistical support for Phase II of the exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Olivia McDonald)
Caring for Carenage: U.S., partner nations revitalize a school
By Cpl. Luke Hoogendam | June 19, 2017
U.S. Marines assisted with renovating the Carenage Boys Government Primary School in Carenage, Trinidad and Tobago, June 16, 2017, during Phase II of Exercise Tradewinds 2017.

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph P. DiSalvo, the U.S. Southern Command military deputy commander, speaks to distinguished guests and service members from 20 nations during the closing ceremony for Phase II of Tradewinds 2017 in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago, June 17, 2017. The overall objective of Tradewinds, an annual exercise sponsored by SOUTHCOM, is to enhance the collective ability of the participating nations to conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations and counter transnational organized crime. U.S. Marines provided training and logistical support for Phase II of Tradewinds.
Phase II of Tradewinds 2017 exercise in Caribbean ends
By Sgt. Olivia McDonald | June 19, 2017
Phase II of Exercise Tradewinds 2017, sponsored by U.S. Southern Command, concluded with a ceremony in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago, June 17.

Completion of the new building at the Ladyville Health Clinic is officially marked at the ribbon-cutting ceremony June 9 in Ladyville, Belize. Shown cutting the ribbon (from left): Chief Warrant Officer 3 Herminio Romero, site project manager and member of the 448th Engineer Battalion from Puerto Rico; Col. John Simma, Beyond the Horizon 2017 Task Force Jaguar commander; Adrienne Galanek, Chargé d’Affaires for the U.S. Embassy Belize; Ramon Figueroa, CEO of the Belize Ministry of Health; Lance Cpl. Gladden of the Belize Defence Force and Lt. Col. Robert Ramsey, Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché for the U.S. Embassy. Construction was accomplished during Beyond the Horizon 2017, a collaborative training event between U.S. Army South, the Belize Defence Force, other Central American nations and local and international NGOs, providing medical and engineering services throughout Belize.
Beyond The Horizon 2017: New clinic in Belize lays foundation for future
By Sgt. 1st Class Nichole Bonham | June 19, 2017
Members of the Beyond the Horizon Task Force and the Belize Ministry of Health hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 9 for a newly constructed addition to the Ladyville Health Clinic in Ladyville, Belize. BTH 2017 is a partnership exercise between U.S. Army South and the Government of Belize providing five construction projects and three medical events throughout the country.

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