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June 1, 2017

Marine task force deploys to Central America

Marines and sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, the rapid response force assigned to U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility, arrived in Central America June 1.

May 30, 2017

U.S. troops provide medical care in Belize

As part of the Beyond the Horizon 2017 humanitarian and civic assistance exercise, U.S. military medical personnel are working with the Belize Defense Force and the Ministries of Defense, Health and Education to provide care to Belizeans during an eleven-day medical event in Dangriga.

May 25, 2017

U.S. and Peruvian air force share medical knowledge, experience

Nine medical and aviation personnel from the U.S. Air Force traveled to Lima, Peru as part of a subject matter expert exchange with the Peruvian air force May 15-19, 2017.   During the five-day engagement, the U.S. Airmen worked closely with their Peruvian counterparts to share information on medical training, standards and evaluation, and public

May 24, 2017

Maj. Gen. Bellon takes command of MARFORSOUTH

Maj. Gen. David G. Bellon assumed command of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South during a change of command ceremony in Doral, Florida, May 22.

May 20, 2017

Coast Guard offloads more than 18 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 18.5 tons (16,856 kilograms) of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $498 million wholesale seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

May 11, 2017

USS Zephyr returns home following counterdrug patrol in Latin America, Caribbean

MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- The Cyclone-class patrol costal ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) and its embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) returned to its homeport in Mayport, Florida, May 10, following a 56 day patrol in the 4th fleet area of operations conducting Operation Martillo.

May 10, 2017

Wyoming National Guard provides medical care in Belize

Soldiers from the Wyoming National Guard kicked off the second of three medical readiness events as part of Beyond the Horizon 2017 at Macal River Park in San Ignacio, Belize May 8. BTH 2017 is a U.S. and Belize partnership exercise designed to provide humanitarian and engineering services to communities in need, demonstrating U.S. support for Belize.

May 8, 2017

Partnership and camaraderie, the key to fighting fires in Central America

Thirty four firefighters from all across Central America came together here, from April 24 – 28, to participate in the Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experiences exercise, also known as CENTAM SMOKE, and train in firefighting techniques with their U.S. counterparts from Joint Task Force-Bravo’s 612th Air Base Squadron Fire Department.

May 4, 2017

Coast Guard offloads $56 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon offloaded approximately 1,735 kilograms of cocaine Wednesday worth an estimated wholesale value of $56 million and transferred custody of eight suspected drug smugglers at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg.

May 2, 2017

JTF-Bravo hikes over 5000 pounds of food and supplies to San Jerónimo, Comayagua, Honduras

Villagers of San Jerónimo, Comayagua, Honduras receive bags of food from more than 190 members of Joint Task Force-Bravo.

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