Military personnel talk inside a helicopter.
180617-N-RG360-0123.JPG Photo By: Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Russell

Nassau - NASSAU, Bahamas (June 17, 2018) U.S. Army Sgt. Jordan Ford, of New Hampshire Army National Guard 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, discusses safety procedures for troop loading and unloading on a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter with Mexican Marines during a familiarization and cold-load training event on board the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Coral Harbour Base as part of Tradewinds 2018. Tradewinds is a U.S. Southern Command sponsored exercise that provides participating Caribbean nations the opportunity to improve security and disaster response capabilities. This year’s focus is on countering transnational organized crime in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Melissa K. Russell/Released)


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