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Dec. 21, 2018

Technicians Assisting Caribbean Receive Secretary of Defense Maintenance Award

The Department of Defense presented the U.S. Southern Command-based Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Technical Assistance Field Team (CBSI-TAFT) with the 2018 Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence in Maintenance Training, Advice, and Assistance of Foreign Security Forces Operational during a ceremony in Tampa, Fla. Dec. 18.

Dec. 19, 2018

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Returns to Norfolk After Completing Mission in South and Central America

NORFOLK, Virginia – The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) pulled into Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, Dec. 18, after completing its deployment to South and Central America.

Dec. 19, 2018

SOUTHCOM Hosts 2nd Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Workshop

MIAMI – More than 70 delegates representing 17 nations met here Dec. 11-13 to focus on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief issues affecting Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dec. 12, 2018

JTF-B representatives attend Artillery Day

Joint Task Force-Bravo representatives assigned to the Army Forces Battalion attended Artillery Day with their Honduran counterparts at Zambrano, Dec. 4.

Dec. 12, 2018

USS Michael Monsoor Holds Reception, Hosts President of Panama

PANAMA CITY, Panama (NNS) -- Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) welcomed the president of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, during a reception held aboard the ship in Panama City, Panama, Nov. 29.

Dec. 11, 2018

U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy offload more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine

U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy crews offloaded more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine Friday, worth nearly $70 million wholesale, in San Diego following a 49-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific aboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Edmonton with an embedded U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment.

Dec. 10, 2018

DOD Spokesman: As U.S. Provides Aid to Central, South America, Russia Sends Bombers

Medical personnel aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort have treated more than 20,000 civilians, and performed more than 600 surgeries in several Central and South American nations, Army Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Dec. 10, 2018

USNS Comfort in Honduras: Opening Ceremony Held at a Land-based Site in Trujillo

Senior leadership and personnel embarked aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) attended an opening ceremony at a land-based medical site in Trujillo, Honduras, Dec. 7.

Dec. 10, 2018

Venezuelan-American Medical Association Partners with Enduring Promise

The Venezuelan-American Medical Association (VAMA) partnered with the multinational medical team embarked on hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) to engage in the Enduring Promise mission in Central and South America.

Dec. 10, 2018

U. S. Southern Command Hosts Second U.S. Operational Gender Advisor Course

The U.S. Joint Staff, in conjunction with U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), conducted the second U.S. Department of Defense Operational Gender Advisor (GENAD) Course (OGC) at the Conference Center of the Americas in Doral, Florida, Dec. 3-7.

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