Tradewinds 2022 (TW22) was a Caribbean-focused multinational exercise that included forces from the U.S. and 21 regional partner nations. The exercise was held in Belize and Mexico May 7 - 21, 2022.
Army Gen. Laura J. Richardson, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, joined defense leaders from 21 nations to discuss security challenges and regional cooperation during the 2022 Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC 22).
Info, resources and video from Gen Laura Richardson's testimony before the House and Senate Armed Services Committees in March 2022 as part of the command’s annual Posture Statement to Congress.

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New U.S. Ambassador to Honduras visits Soto Cano Air Base
U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Timothy Murchison (far left), Army Support Activity (ASA) senior enlisted leader, Col Steven Gventer (left), Joint Task Force-Bravo commander, Ambassador Laura F. Dogu (right), new U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, and Col Carl Hennemann, ASA commander pose for a photo at  Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, May 13, 2022. Ambassador Dogu was previously the U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua from 2015-2018 and has served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico.
May 17, 2022 - U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, Laura F. Dogu, visited service members assigned to Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-B) and the Honduran Air Force, May 13, 2022, at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.

Army South Begins Deployment Exercise in Honduras
Army South Soldiers stand in formation at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, May 11, 2022.
May 13, 2022 - U.S. Army South Soldiers arrived here yesterday for a nine-day deployment exercise with more than 60 Soldiers to set up a contingency command post (CCP) in preparation for future forward operations in the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) area of responsibility.

Army South coordinates cyber defense exchange with Argentine Army
U.S. Army Maj. Gerardo Grau DeLeon (right), U.S. Army Cyber Command Cyber Defense Operations Center officer in charge, provides an overview of U.S. Army Cyber Command to Col. Luis P. Guimpel, Argentine Army Cyber Command commander, and other Argentine cyber officers May 10 at the Argentine Army Cyber headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Personnel from U.S. Army South coordinated this three-day subject matter expertise exchange with U.S. Army Cyber Command and the Argentine Army Cyber Defense Directorate to share best practices in cyber defense and build cyber program interoperability.
May 12, 2022 - Personnel from U.S. Army South coordinated a three-day subject matter expert exchange with U.S. Army Cyber Command and the Argentine Army Cyber Defense Directorate to share best practices in cyber defense and build cyber program interoperability.

Bringing hope to Tradewinds 2022: DoD, NFE Planning Assures Western Hemisphere Prosperity
Members of the Regional Security System and the president of World Hope International (center) pose in front of the plane chartered to bring them and donated goods to the Tradewinds 22 exercise. Tradewinds is a Caribbean-focused exercise designed to expand the region’s capability to mitigate, plan for, and respond to crises; strengthen partnerships; increase regional training capacity and interoperability; develop new and refine existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) during the SOP Development Conference; determine SOPs to be exercised; determine regional process for SOP validation; enhance ability to defend Exclusive Economic Zones; increase U.S./ally/partner readiness; promote human rights and adherence to shared international norms and values; fully integrate women into the force; and increase maritime domain awareness to deter IUU fishing activities. (Courtesy photo)
May 10, 2022 - In a sea of approximately 1,500 military uniformed, civilian, and contracted personnel, a family wearing polo t-shirts with a non-for-profit name on them stands out. While the polos function to make the non-profit representatives distinct from the Tradewinds 22 exercise personnel, when it comes to the exercise itself, World Hope International is completely integrated, even from the planning phase.

NY Airmen discuss space operations with Brazilian counterparts
New York Air National Guard Airmen from the 222nd Command and Control Squadron, which augments the U.S. agency managing American surveillance satellites, pose with Brazilian officials at Brazil’s Space Operations Center in Brasilia, the country’s capital on April 19, 2022. The Guard Airmen were there as part of a State Partnership Program exchange.
May 9, 2022 - Three New York Air National Guard Airmen spent April 18-25 sharing their knowledge of space operations and their organization with Brazilian airmen assigned to that country’s Aerospace Operations Command.

Wichita Conducts Maritime Interdiction Exercise with Dominican Republic
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CARIBBEAN SEA - (MAY 5, 2022) -- The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13), the Dominican Republic coastal patrol vessel Altair (GC-112), and Dominican Republic Boston Whaler interceptor patrol boat Duhbe (LI-164) conduct a bilateral maritime interdiction exercise, May 5, 2022. Wichita is deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter-illicit drug trafficking missions in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Aerographer’s Mate First Class Jonathan Richards/Released)
May 7, 2022 - CARIBBEAN SEA - The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) and the Dominican Republic navy conducted a bilateral maritime interdiction exercise off the coast of Santo Domingo, May 5, 2022.

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