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U.S. military forces under Joint Task Force–Leeward Islands are providing disaster relief support to Dominica and St. Martin. The task force is supporting USAID-led relief operations.
Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crewmembers offloaded approximately 1,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $50 million in St. Petersburg, Saturday.
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 course gives international law enforcement partners an opportunity to train with U.S. counterparts in the detection, disruption, interdiction and curtailment of illicit trafficking networks.

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Southern Partnership Station 17 Preventative Medicine Team Tackles Killer Bees and Mosquitos in Guatemala
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brittney Cannady, Southern Partnership Station 17 Public Affairs | Sept. 22, 2017
Sailors assigned to the Naval Entomology Center of Excellence (NECE) practiced killer bee and mosquito control and prevention during a visit to the Centro De Atencin Mis Años Dorados, a local nursing home, Sept. 18, during Southern Partnership Station 17 (SPS 17).

Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters lift off from the runway at Muñiz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Sept. 18, 2017. The helicopters and crews are assigned to Joint Task Force Leeward Islands, U.S. Southern Command’s primary response to Hurricane Irma. The aircraft were being relocated to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, in preparation for Hurricane Maria. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Melanie Kilcline
Southcom Commander: Military Hurricane Assistance Fast, Flexible
By Terri Moon Cronk | Sept. 21, 2017
The U.S. military has unique capabilities that are needed in the early stages of disaster relief operations and U.S. Southern Command is working with those involved to get support where it is needed, the commander of Southcom said.

A team comprised of U.S. Army dentists from the Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element and the U.S. Army Dental Command participated in a dental pediatric mission, providing different services for more than 200 children from the Ronaldo Roll School in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, September 4-14. Services provided included a preventive dental care class, cleaning, fluoride applications, restorative amalgams, extractions and crowns.
U.S. Army dentists provide care to 200 children in Honduras
By Maria Pinel | Sept. 21, 2017
A team comprised of U.S. Army dentists from the Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element and the U.S. Army Dental Command participated in a dental pediatric mission, providing different services for more than 200 children from the Ronaldo Roll School in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, September 4-14.

SANTA FE, Honduras (August 19, 2017) U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Auten, the emergency medicine residency assistant director and emergency medicine physician at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, right, and Lt. Juliana Gutierrez, a womans health nurse assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola, examine a boy at a local medical clinic, in support of Southern Partnership Station 17. SPS 17 is a U.S. Navy deployment executed by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, focused on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation militaries and security forces in Central and South America. (U.S. Army photo by SGT Crystal Madriz/Released)
Exchanging Medical Information, Experiencing Culture in Honduras
By U.S. Army Sgt. Crystal Madriz, Southern Partnership Station 17 Public Affairs | Sept. 20, 2017
For one U.S. Navy lieutenant, Southern Partnership Station 17 (SPS 17) is more than just a chance to exchange information. It is a way of connecting with her heritage, and a way to change the lives of people like her.

USNS Spearhead Assists in Humanitarian Aid for St. Martin
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristen Cheyenne Yarber, Southern Partnership Station 17 Public Affairs | Sept. 20, 2017
PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten (NNS) -- Expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) arrived at the island of St. Martin Sept. 16, 2017, to assist in disaster relief efforts for persons affected by Hurricane Irma, during Southern Partnership Station 17 (SPS 17).

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