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Dec. 19, 2016

Colombian army counter-narcotics brigade honors U.S. Special Forces

FLORENCIA, Colombia – Every December 7 for the past sixteen years, Colombian soldiers from the National Army’s Special Anti-drug Brigade (BRCNA) have gathered in Larandia, Florencia for an end-of-year ceremony to celebrate the unit’s anniversary and recognize distinguished service. Unlike past award ceremonies, this year’s hot December day marked the first time U.S. Special Operations Command South assigned Green Berets marched their unit’s colors across the parade field.

Dec. 15, 2016

Coast Guard offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific Drug Transit

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 26.5 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades Thursday worth an estimated $715 million wholesale value seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean since Oct. 1.

Dec. 14, 2016

JTF Bravo sends hurricane damage team to Costa Rica

Joint Task Force Bravo sent two personnel from Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras to Costa Rica to assist in damage assessment in the aftermath of Hurricane Otto, which hit the country on Nov. 26.

Dec. 13, 2016

US, El Salvador forces execute air assault training

Salvadoran Soldiers and Special Operations personnel assigned to 1st Airborne Brigade and Special Forces Command completed Operation Serpiente, a joint air assault training mission led by members of the U.S. 7th Special Forces Group, Naval Special Warfare, and Joint Task Force-Bravo’s 1st Battalion 228th Aviation Regiment Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, at

Dec. 9, 2016

Southcom Commander Stresses Need for Collaboration Against Threat Networks

The commander of U.S. Southern Command said trust, collaboration and innovation are necessary in fighting threat networks and their finances at the 15th Caribbean Nations Security Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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