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A task force of Marines is deploying to Central America this Summer for a training and engagement mission. An aim of the deployment: develop a multinational amphibious task force in Latin America.
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James offloaded 6 tons of cocaine May 10 in Port Everglades worth an estimated $180 million. The drugs represent six separate drug interdictions since February.
Defense and public security leaders from Central America joined their counterparts from SOUTHCOM and observers from five partner nations during the 2018 Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC) May 9-10 in San Salvador.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales presided over a ceremony at which the Soldiers were awarded a medal for their training and advising mission with the nation's elite naval special forces.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos visited U.S. Southern Command April 25 to thank command personnel for their steadfast support to his country's security efforts. (Video by U.S. Southern Command)

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US Army Col. Keith McKinley, Joint Task Force-Bravo commander, presents Sgt. 1st Class Levon Fernandez, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 228 Aviation Regiment with the Soldier’s Medal for Heroism at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, May 7, 2018. The medal is awarded for distinguishing oneself by heroism and is considered one of the highest honors in the Army. (US Army photo by Martin Chahin)
JTF-Bravo soldier receives medal for heroism in Honduras
By Captain Wynton Smith, USMC | May 22, 2018
Sergeant First Class Levon Fernandez, a flight paramedic with Joint Task Force-Bravo’s 1st Battalion 228th Aviation Regiment, Charlie Company, was awarded the Soldier’s Medal for his heroic actions during a presentation ceremony at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, May 07, 2018.

U.S. Marine Sgt. Jordan Becker, left, a cyber network specialist with Joint Task Force Matthew, offloads a generator from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter with the help of the Brazilian service members at Jeremie, Haiti, Oct. 15, 2016. After eight days of supply drop operations JTF Matthew has delivered over 478,000 pounds of supplies utilizing various military aircraft. JTF Matthew, a U.S. Southern Command-directed team comprised of Marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen, is providing critical airlift capabilities during the initial stages of the U.S. Agency for International Development's disaster relief operations in Haiti while the international response builds.
Laying the groundwork for a multinational amphibious task force
By Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Dyer | May 22, 2018
Personnel, aircraft, and equipment from key partner nations working shoulder to shoulder while serving together in a multinational amphibious task force within maritime areas of Latin America and the Caribbean – this is what the future looks like in the minds of Marines and Sailors from U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South and several other regional military forces.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James takes a moment for a group photo before offloading in Port Everglades Thursday, May 10, 2018 approximately 6 tons of cocaine worth an estimated $180 million. The cutter James was involved in six interdictions along with other Coast Guard cutters resulting in the 6 tons of cocaine interdicted at sea in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally
Coast Guard offloads 6 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
By U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast | May 11, 2018
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James offloaded approximately 6 tons of cocaine, Thursday, in Port Everglades worth an estimated $180 million seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

SAN SALVADOR, EL Salvador (May 9, 2018) – Group photo of the 2018 Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC) participants.  The conference, co-hosted by El Salvador and SOUTHCOM, includes Central American military and security leaders who are discussing networked threats impacting the region’s security, the progress of information sharing efforts, joint and interagency initiatives, support to recent disaster relief missions, and cyber threats of mutual concern. (Photo by Jose Ruiz, U.S Southern Command)
2018 Central American Security Conference focuses on threat networks, regional collaboration
By Jose Ruiz, U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs | May 10, 2018
Defense and public security leaders from Central America joined their counterparts from U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and observers from five partner nations during the 2018 Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC) May 9-10 in San Salvador.

From left to right: U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ariel Thomas, 346th Air Expeditionary Group medical technician, Master Sgt. Reina Blake, 346 AEG Office of the Legal Advisor superintendent, and Special Agent Alexandra Garced, Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent, stand for a group photo May 8, 2018, in Meteti, Panama. Blake, Thomas and Garced are credited with saving the life of a local Panamanian woman after she jumped from a bridge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen/Released)
Airmen contribute to saving a life during New Horizons 2018
By Air Force Senior Airman Dustin Mullen | May 9, 2018
Three U.S. Air Force Airmen are credited with saving the life of a local Panamanian woman after she jumped from a bridge.

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Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd is the 23rd commander of SOUTHCOM. He assumed command Jan. 14, 2016.

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