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Maj. Gen. David G. Bellon, the incoming commander for U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, speaks during the unit's change of command ceremony in Doral, Florida, May 22, 2017. Brig. Gen. Kevin M. Iiams relinquished command of MARFORSOUTH to Bellon after serving as the commander since January 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Dyer)
Maj. Gen. Bellon takes command of MARFORSOUTH
By | May 24, 2017
Maj. Gen. David G. Bellon assumed command of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South during a change of command ceremony in Doral, Florida, May 22.

Media members get video of contraband during a drug offload press event in Port Everglades, Fla., May 18, 2017. Joint operations lead to the interdiction of over 18.5 tons of contraband. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Luke Clayton)
Coast Guard offloads more than 18 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
By | May 20, 2017
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 18.5 tons (16,856 kilograms) of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $498 million wholesale seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

CARIBBEAN SEA (April 19, 2017) - U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement (LEDET) personnel embarked on the Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) board a panga carrying 750 kilograms of cocaine. Zephyr is currently underway in support of Operation Martillo, a joint operation with the U.S. Coast Guard and partner nations, within the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey J. Hopkins/Released)
USS Zephyr returns home following counterdrug patrol in Latin America, Caribbean
By MC3 (SW/AW) Casey J. Hopkins | May 11, 2017
MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- The Cyclone-class patrol costal ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) and its embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) returned to its homeport in Mayport, Florida, May 10, following a 56 day patrol in the 4th fleet area of operations conducting Operation Martillo.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Derrick Kooker, a medical provider with the Wyoming National Guard assigned to Beyond the Horizon 2017, checks the inner ear canal of a patient during a medical readiness event held at Macal River Park in San Ignacio, Belize May 8, 2017. This is the second of three health events held by BTH 2017. Beyond the Horizon is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, Army South-led exercise designed to provide humanitarian and engineering services to communities in need, demonstrating U.S. support for Belize.
Wyoming National Guard provides medical care in Belize
By Sgt. Scott Wolfe | May 10, 2017
Soldiers from the Wyoming National Guard kicked off the second of three medical readiness events as part of Beyond the Horizon 2017 at Macal River Park in San Ignacio, Belize May 8. BTH 2017 is a U.S. and Belize partnership exercise designed to provide humanitarian and engineering services to communities in need, demonstrating U.S. support for Belize.

Firefighters from Central America learn new fire hose techniques at a live fire exercise during Central America Sharing Mutual Operational and Experience at Joint Task Force – Bravo, Apr. 26, 2017. CENTAM SMOKE is a biannual exercise hosted by Joint Task Force – Bravo with 35 participants from across the 7 Central America nations that includes safety, personal protective equipment, apparatus familiarization, fire hose applications, structural/helicopter live fire evolutions, medical training, vehicle extrication, and aircraft (UH–60/CH–47) egress familiarization, Apr. 24-28, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson/released)
Partnership and camaraderie, the key to fighting fires in Central America
By Maria Pinel | May 8, 2017
Thirty four firefighters from all across Central America came together here, from April 24 – 28, to participate in the Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experiences exercise, also known as CENTAM SMOKE, and train in firefighting techniques with their U.S. counterparts from Joint Task Force-Bravo’s 612th Air Base Squadron Fire Department.


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Army Col. Lisa A. Garcia



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