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Oct. 24, 2018

Marines wrap up 4 months of aid work after Fuego eruption in Guatemala

On June 3 of this year, the Fuego volcano, which lies near Guatemala City, erupted sending ash and a pyroclastic flow through homes and neighborhoods. By June 5, 99 people were reported dead, more than 200 were missing, and thousands of Guatemalans were displaced.

Sept. 28, 2018

SPMAGTF-SC welcomes aboard Honduran liaison officer

Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, welcomed a third partner nation military liaison officer to the unit's command staff during their deployment to Latin America, Sept. 26.

Aug. 31, 2018

Marines, partner nation military planners come together for UNITAS Amphibious

Creating the interoperability necessary for those countries to successfully work together was the goal of this year’s UNITAS Amphibious 2018 held in Rio de Janeiro Aug. 20-24.

July 27, 2018

Hammers and shovels: Marines, Guatemalans pitch in to help those displaced by volcano

Because of an engagement program with U.S. Southern Command, the Guatemalan military had conducted a volcano-related humanitarian assistance exercise earlier in the year. Once they had started recovery efforts, the government of Guatemala turned to that engagement program and SOUTHCOM for assistance in building temporary shelters in Escuintla, Guatemala, for those who lost their homes to Fuego.

July 11, 2018

SPMAGTF-SC conducts deck landing qualifications aboard Gunston Hall

Southern Command’s aviation detachment conducted deck landing qualifications with two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters aboard the USS Gunston Hall off the coast of Belize, July 7.

July 9, 2018

Southern Seas 2018 deployment begins

MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) - The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) with Destroyer Squadron Four Zero (DESRON 40) has deployed to the waters surrounding Latin America and the Caribbean to conduct Southern Seas 2018.

June 21, 2018

Comm links up: SPMAGTF-SC, JTF-Bravo communicators learn to work together

Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command’s communications section met up with their counterparts in Joint Task Force Bravo's 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment communications section to sync their equipment in preparation for future joint-level operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, June 19.

May 22, 2018

Laying the groundwork for a multinational amphibious task force

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.

Nov. 21, 2017

SPMAGTF-SC Marines conclude their deployment in Central America

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command held a final formation at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Nov. 18.

Oct. 16, 2017

U.S. Marines complete school projects in Honduras

U.S. Marines with the Logistics Combat Element, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, attended a closing ceremony at Once de Febrero School, Trujillo, Honduras, Oct. 13, to celebrate the completion of their renovation project at the school.

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