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May 31, 2018

PRNG and Honduras Exchange Knowledge and Skills Through State Partnership Program

Officers of the Puerto Rico National Guard visited the Honduras Emergency Operation Center (COPECO) facilities in Honduras May 14 to 18. The purpose of the visit was to share techniques and procedures to be applied during emergency events caused by natural disasters such as the most recent Hurricane Maria event which hit the island of Puerto Rico eight months ago.

May 29, 2018

571st MSAS builds partnership capacity in the Dominican Republic

The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) completed training with the Dominican Republic Air Force (FARD) near Santo Domingo from April 18 through May 5, 2018.

May 23, 2018

Air Force Medical Team Supports Humanitarian Exercise in Panama

Five members of the 2nd Medical Group, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, joined other teams of airmen, Marines and soldiers in support of the New Horizons 2018 humanitarian exercise in Panama.

May 22, 2018

JTF-Bravo soldier receives medal for heroism in Honduras

Sergeant First Class Levon Fernandez, a flight paramedic with Joint Task Force-Bravo’s 1st Battalion 228th Aviation Regiment, Charlie Company, was awarded the Soldier’s Medal for his heroic actions during a presentation ceremony at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, May 07, 2018.

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.

May 17, 2018

Belize Defence Force hosts energy and water conservation policy conference

The Belize Defence Force hosted an Energy and Water Conservation Policy Subject Matter Expert Exchange in Belize City May 8-10, bringing together Soldiers from the Louisiana National Guard and master planners from the U.S. Corps of Engineers. U.S. Army South was the lead executive agent of this U.S. Southern Command-sponsored professional military exchange.

May 11, 2018

Coast Guard offloads 6 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James offloaded approximately 6 tons of cocaine, Thursday, in Port Everglades worth an estimated $180 million seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

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 9, 2018

Airmen contribute to saving a life during New Horizons 2018

Three U.S. Air Force Airmen are credited with saving the life of a local Panamanian woman after she jumped from a bridge.

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.

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