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April 7, 2017

Navy Deploys P-8A Poseidon Aircraft to Search for Missing Republic of Korea Crew

The U.S. Navy deployed a Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime aircraft to Galeão Air Force Base in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Apr. 6 to search for members assigned to a missing Republic of Korea vessel.

April 6, 2017

U.S. Wants to Remain 'Partner of Choice' in Latin America

The United States wants to remain the "partner of choice" in Latin America by providing better options than other entities in the region, Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, said in an interview with DoD News.

April 6, 2017

Southcom Chief: Command Focuses on Countering Threat Networks

Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, discussed issues from countering international threat networks to providing better barracks for service members assigned at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during a Pentagon news conference.

April 6, 2017

Air Force C-130 Aircraft Deploy to Peru for Flood-Relief Mission

At the request of the Peruvian government, two U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, flew to Lima, Peru, to support ongoing U.S. disaster assistance to communities devastated by floods resulting from torrential rainfall in the country’s northern region.

April 6, 2017

Northcom, Southcom Work with Partners to Defend the Homeland

The men and women of U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern Command are ready to defend the United States against adversaries and work with a range of partners to safeguard the homeland, the commands’ commanders told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

April 4, 2017

Colombian ambassador visits IAAFA

The school house teaches a range of courses, including topics like aircraft maintenance, ground defense, search-and-rescue planning, cyber security, antiterrorism and becoming an instructor or pilot. There are more than 30 different courses available all together, all taught in Spanish.

April 3, 2017

Coast Guard offloads approximately 12,000 lbs of cocaine from Eastern Pacific interdictions

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Stratton offloaded approximately six tons of cocaine in San Diego, March 31.

April 3, 2017

Coast Guard Cutter James crew returns home following 60-day inaugural patrol, seizes more than five tons of cocaine

During its maiden voyage, James’ crew contributed to the interdiction of 12 drug-smuggling vessels, detainment and subsequent arrest of 22 suspected drug smugglers and were responsible for the seizure of more than five tons of cocaine bound for the United States.

March 29, 2017

Coast Guard offloads approximately 16 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

The Coast Guard Cutter James crew offloaded approximately 16 tons of cocaine Tuesday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $420 million wholesale seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

March 28, 2017

Air advisors, Colombian military accomplish joint training effort

The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron alongside Airmen from five other squadrons spent three weeks Building Partner Capacity with the Colombian Air Force in air operation, aeromedical evacuation, propeller balance, zodiac rigging and medical intelligence courses.

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