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July 12, 2018

U.S. Marine Leadership Visit USS Gunston Hall as part of Southern Seas 2018 Deployment

Maj. Gen. Helen G. Pratt, commanding general, 4th Marine Logistics Group (MLG), U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and the U.S. Marine’s first female sergeant major, Sgt. Maj. Lanette N. Wright, 4th MLG visited USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) met with embarked Marines from the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force–Southern Command (SPMAGTF-SC), July 10.

June 19, 2018

Air Advisors conduct first-ever BPC mission in Costa Rica

The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron recently conducted their first-ever mission to the Central American country of Costa Rica. The nine member team, executed a three-week building partnership capacity mission with the air vigilance service, of SVA, from May 16 through June 9, 2018.

May 10, 2018

2018 Central American Security Conference focuses on threat networks, regional collaboration

Defense and public security leaders from Central America joined their counterparts from U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and observers from five partner nations during the 2018 Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC) May 9-10 in San Salvador.

May 3, 2018

Guatemala honors U.S. Soldiers for training and advising mission with nation's elite naval special forces

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales presided over the ceremony at which Staff Sgt. Harcel Rosado, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Kinzie and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Raul Espinoza were awarded the prestigious Medalla Monja Blanca (Medal of the White Nun) by the Guatemalan armed forces.

Feb. 12, 2018

12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Air Force Section Chief Theater Security Cooperation Workshop

The workshop brought key personnel together to discuss strategy and to plan fiscal years 2019-2021 events in 12th Air Force’s (Air Forces Southern) Area of Responsibility. Seventeen Air Force Section Chiefs, fourteen National Guard Bureau State Partner Program representatives, as well as, air advisors from the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, officials from U.S. Southern Command and Secretary of the Air Force International Affairs joined members of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) for the workshop.

Feb. 8, 2018

Joint Task Force-Bravo: A Trusted Partner in Central American Security

The year 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the formation of Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-Bravo). Located at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras, JTF-Bravo is a joint military organization formed under the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) to promote regional cooperation and security within Central America.

Dec. 6, 2017

571st MSAS trains El Salvador air force for peacekeeping mission

The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron sent a 15 member mobility training team to the Republic of El Salvador to conduct training for two weeks.

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.

Aug. 28, 2017

CENTAM SMOKE, enhancing regional firefighting and emergency capabilities

Joint Task Force-Bravo hosted 29 firefighters from Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Nicaragua at Soto Cano Air Base, from August 21 to 25 for the Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experiences exercise known as CENTAM SMOKE.

Aug. 11, 2017

USS Chafee crew intercepts 827 kilograms of cocaine

The Pearl Harbor-based Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Chafee (DDG 90), seized more than 800 kilos of illicit narcotics Wednesday, Aug. 2, off the coast of Central America.

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