Tradewinds 2016 was a Caribbean-focused exercise which helped participants better respond to natural disasters and land and maritime threats, including illicit trafficking. The exercise was conducted from June 5 - 28 in two main phases in Grenada and Jamaica. The exercise included U.S. military and security agencies who trained alongside counterparts from 17 nations.
Mexican Naval Infantry Force Marines provide security during a simulated patrol during the final exercise of Tradewinds 2016, at Twickenham Park Gallery Range, Jamaica, June 25, 2016. Tradewinds includes both maritime and land phases, which will further enhance opportunities for participating countries to improve their security and disaster relief assistance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff/ Released)