Members of the Rhode Island National Guard look out from the back of an airplane
180620-N-RG360-0040.JPG Photo By: Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa

Nassau - NASSAU, Bahamas (June 20, 2018) Staff Sgt. Chris Jacobs (left) and Senior Airman Nicholas Agosta, both of the Rhode Island Air National Guard, talk while preparing their C-130 for a flight over waters off the Bahamas to conduct a surface search for a distressed vessel 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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