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Sept. 1, 2018

Colombia Takes the Lead in UNITAS LIX, Hosts Multinational Exercise

Colombian naval forces are taking the helm for UNITAS LIX, hosting 11 countries’ naval maritime forces during the annual exercise from Aug. 31 – Sept. 11.

July 26, 2018

Spearhead Deploys, Marking the Start of Southern Partnership Station

The U.S. Navy deployed USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) in support of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018 to the Caribbean, Central and South America to conduct subject matter expert exchanges and water well construction projects from July to October 2018.

June 21, 2018

RI National Guard Advances State Partnership with Royal Bahamas Defence Force

NASSAU, Bahamas – Forty members of the Rhode Island National Guard (RING) participated in a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored joint, multinational and interagency training exercise in the Caribbean, June 4-21, in support of the state’s long-standing partnership with the Bahamas.

June 11, 2018

Tradewinds 2018 helps prepare St. Kitts and Nevis Emergency Services

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis – St. Kitts and Nevis emergency agencies were challenged to respond to a simulated airplane crash with mass casualties scattered for approximately 200 yards June 9, 2018.

June 8, 2018

US, Caribbean partners train to enhance security during Tradewinds 2018

U.S. forces, along with more than 20 Caribbean partner nations, are in St. Kitts taking part in exercise Tradewinds 2018 June 4-13, to enhance regional security and disaster response capabilities.

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.

March 9, 2018

SOUTHCOM, DOD Recognize Technicians Assisting Caribbean

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) recognized a team of subject-matter experts providing technical assistance to maritime-security forces in the Caribbean March 8 after the team earned a Department of Defense award for “excellence in maintenance training, advice, and assistance of foreign security forces.”

Oct. 3, 2017

Special Operations Forces getting the job done in Caribbean

Three weeks after having landed on the island of St. Martin, Special Operations Command South service members transitioned their relief operations to Joint Task Force-Leeward Islands today in Caribbean areas devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Sept. 26, 2017

Joint Task Force - Leeward Islands begins evacuation of U.S. citizens in Dominica

U.S. service members with Joint Task Force - Leeward Islands began evacuating U.S. citizens stranded on the Caribbean island of Dominica Sept. 24, 2017, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Sept. 19, 2017

Joint Task Force - Leeward Islands prepares for Hurricane Maria

U.S. service members with Joint Task Force - Leeward Islands moved their aircraft from San Juan to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Sept. 18, 2017, in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Maria so they can continue their humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission once the storm passes.

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