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April 27, 2018

Adm. Tidd visits Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago

U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago April 25 – 26 to meet with leaders and discuss U.S. security cooperation with both nations.

April 27, 2018

US, International Partners Interdict Half Ton of Cocaine, Rescue Four Suspects

Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO), the U.S. Navy's coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) and the Colombian navy ship ARC "07 de Agosto" intercepted a low-profile go-fast vessel (LPGFV) and seized more than 1,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, April 7.

April 25, 2018

Colombian president visits, thanks SOUTHCOM for its support

MIAMI – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos visited U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) April 25 to thank command personnel for their steadfast support to his country’s security efforts.

April 25, 2018

Air Force delivers donated emergency vehicles to Guatemala

The Denton Program is a Department of Defense transportation program that moves humanitarian cargo, donated by U.S. based non-governmental organizations to developing nations to ease human suffering. The approved cargo is transported by DoD land, air or sea assets on a space-available basis and is managed by the U.S. Department of State and DoD.

April 23, 2018

South Carolina Guard exchanges maintenance tips with Colombian army

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Five Colombian army soldiers traveled to South Carolina to meet with South Carolina Army National Guard maintenance experts to discuss best practices during a subject matter expert exchange, April 15-19.

April 23, 2018

Continuing Promise 2018 humanitarian mission completed in Guatemala

PUERTO BARRIOS, Guatemala -- The humanitarian mission Continuing Promise 2018 (CP-18) concluded it’s second mission stop in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala with a closing ceremony at Comando Naval de Carribe Naval Base.

April 20, 2018

U.S. 4th Fleet Participates in SIFOREX 2018

CALLAOU, Peru (NNS) -- Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX) 2018 began in Lima, Peru Apr. 16. Peru is hosting naval forces from the United States and Colombia for the biannual exercise.

April 19, 2018

Mattis, Brazilian Counterpart Discuss Defense Relationship

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke with Brazilian Defense Minister Joaquim Silva e Luna to discuss the strategic defense relationship between the United States and Brazil.

April 16, 2018

Continuing Promise 2018 Arrives in Guatemala

PUERTO BARRIOS, Guatemala (NNS) -- A team comprised of 250 Navy and Army service members disembarked the Military Sealift Command's expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) after arriving in Puerto Barrios, April 5, for its second mission stop during Continuing Promise 2018 (CP-18).

April 16, 2018

Fourth Fleet Commander Attends Maritime Staff Talks Held in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (NNS) -- Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sean Buck attended maritime staff talks (MST) hosted by Colombian Chief of Naval Operations, Vice Adm. Evelio Enrique Ramirez, in Bogota from Apr. 4-5.The MST with the senior Colombian naval officers supports the U.S. global maritime strategy by

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