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Navy Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, is in Ecuador to meet with security leaders. He was previously in Colombia Apr. 22 - 24 for the Multilateral Borders Conference 2019. (Links to Twitter Moments)
Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC-901) crewmembers stand among interdicted drugs on the flight deck of the cutter April 18, 2019 at Port Everglades, Florida. The drugs were interdicted off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America and represent five separate, suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions by the U.S. Coast Guard. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray.
The Homeland Security Task Force Southeast (HSTF-SE) and U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)’s annual interagency exercise, Integrated Advance, is taking place April 15 through April 18.
Adm. Craig Faller, Commander of U.S. Southern Command, joined Deputy Secretary Sullivan at SOUTHCOM to host a ministerial with Caribbean leaders launching the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership.
U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet hosted a delegation from the Argentine Navy for annual Maritime Staff Talks in St. Augustine, Florida Apr. 9-11.

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SOCSOUTH service members discuss past operations with the Brazilian Army 1st Psychological Operations Battalion during a subject matter expert exchange held in Goiânia, Brazil, April 15-19, 2019. The exchange was designed to share information about best practices and lessons learned from both countries to improve understanding and capabilities.
USA, Brazil Share Experiences During SMEE
By Sgt. 1st Class Alex Ramos, Special Operations Command South | April 25, 2019
U.S. service members assigned and attached to Special Operations Command South and the 1st Psychological Operations Battalion from the Command of Special Operations of the Brazilian Army, participated in a subject matter expert exchange April 15-19, 2019, in Gioânia, Brazil.

State Dept. Blog: Enhancing U.S. Cooperation with the Caribbean
By John J. Sullivan, Deputy Secretary of State | April 24, 2019
On April 12, I had the honor of leading an interagency team of United States senior officials and experts to U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquarters in Miami, Florida, where I hosted ministers and disaster management officials from 18 Caribbean countries, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, and the Regional Security System to launch the new “U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership.

Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC-901) crewmembers stand among interdicted drugs on the flight deck of the cutter April 18, 2019 at Port Everglades, Florida. The drugs were interdicted off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America and represent five separate, suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions by the U.S. Coast Guard. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray.
Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of marijuana and 3,660 pounds of cocaine at Port Everglades
By U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast | April 19, 2019
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC-901) offloaded approximately 14,000 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $12.5 million wholesale and 3,660 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $50 million wholesale Thursday at Port Everglades seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Guyana to Host New Horizons Humanitarian Assistance Exercise
By U.S. Embassy Georgetown | April 17, 2019
New Horizons, the U.S. Southern Command’s annual training exercise, kicks off in Linden next month. The three month event will train U.S. military civil engineers and medical professionals, who will work alongside Guyanese military and health professionals in joint humanitarian assistance exercises.

A UH-60 Blackhawk from the 1-228th Aviation Regiment aims to extinguish a simulated wildfire to show the additional capabilities of Joint Task Force - Bravo during the Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experiences (CENTAM SMOKE) exercise, April 11, 2019, at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. CENTAM SMOKE brought together firefighters from Honduras, Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador to train with U.S. Air Force members as well as develop bonds and understandings of one another’s culture with team building exercises. The weeklong training included aircraft and structural fires, vehicle extrication, and a firefighter combat challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
JTF-B burns cultural barriers during CENTAM SMOKE
By Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr | April 16, 2019
Firefighters from five Central American countries and Joint Task Force - Bravo participated in Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experiences (CENTAM SMOKE) exercise, from April 8 - 12, here.

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Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller is the 24th commander of SOUTHCOM. He assumed command Nov. 26, 2018.

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