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MAYPORT, Fla. (Aug. 02, 2016) – The Cyclone-class Patrol Coastal USS Shamal (PC 13) returns to homeport U.S. Naval Station Mayport after a 62 day deployment to the 4th Fleet area of responsibility where they conducted counter illicit trafficking operations in support of Operation Martillo. Operation Martillo is a joint international low enforcement and military operation involving U.S., European and Western Hemisphere partner nations, targeting illicit trafficking routes in the waters off Central America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Hendricks/Released)
Patrol Crafts Zephyr and Shamal Return to Mayport
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Hendricks | Jan. 17, 2017
MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) – Two Cyclone-class patrol coastal ships USS Zephyr (PC 8) and USS Shamal (PC 13) return to Mayport from 64 day patrols in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Jan. 17.

Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, discusses the virtues of sea power in his keynote address at the Surface Navy Association’s 29th National Symposium in Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2017. The Jan. 10-12 symposium featured a number of speakers encouraging dialogue and sharing innovations in the surface warfare community. DoD photo by Amaani Lyle
Southcom Commander Describes Complex Global Security Threats
By Amaani Lyle | Jan. 12, 2017
A spectrum of state and nonstate actors across multiple regions and domains calls for a new way of harnessing the maritime domain, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said during a Surface Navy Association symposium.

The Coast Guard transferred custody of four suspected smugglers and multiple bales of cocaine to U.S. federal law enforcement authorities at Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico Jan. 8, 2017. In total, 2,000 pounds of cocaine with an estimated wholesale value of $30 million were seized as a result of multi-agency law enforcement efforts in support of Operation Unified Resolve and Operation Caribbean Guard. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Coast Guard offloads $30 million worth of seized cocaine in San Juan, Puerto Rico
By U.S. Coast Guard District 7 PADET San Juan | Jan. 11, 2017
The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 2,000 pounds of seized cocaine worth an estimated $30 million in wholesale value and transferred custody of four suspected smugglers to U.S. federal law enforcement authorities at Coast Guard Sector San Juan Sunday.

This heat map of human trafficking activity across the world is one of the tools that is part of DARPA's Memex program, designed to help law enforcement officers and others do investigations online and hunt down human traffickers. DARPA graphic
DARPA Program Helps to Fight Human Trafficking
By Cheryl Pellerin | Jan. 4, 2017
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is developing next-generation search technologies to help investigators find the online perpetrators of human trafficking.

CSL Comalapa Sailors Host Children from Love and Hope Orphanage during Holiday Season
By Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Eugene Esparza | Jan. 3, 2017
COMALAPA, El Salvador (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to Cooperative Security Location (CSL) Comalapa spread the holiday spirit by hosting children from the Love and Hope Orphanage.

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Chief, Public Affairs

Army Col. Lisa A. Garcia

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U.S. Southern Command's Public Affairs Office proactively communicates the command's capabilities, interests and intentions to key audiences in support of U.S. government operations and engagements within the Area of Responsibility. 

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