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On April 1, 2020, SOUTHCOM began enhanced counter-narcotics operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea to disrupt the flow of drugs in support of Presidential national security objectives.
In the inaugural episode, the SOUTHCOM Ties podcast talks with Navy Rear Adm. Larry Watkins about the command's enhanced counter narcotics operations and the threat of illicit trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In 2000 UNSC Res. 1325 created the Women in Peace and Security program. Amb Jean Manes talks with the War Room Podcast about the program and the crucial role women play in the national security realm.
Read a blog post by Amb. Jean Manes, SOUTHCOM's Civilian Deputy to the Commander, on how the command is contributing COVID-19 assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean. (Links to U.S. State Dept.'s DipNote Blog)
Info and updates on U.S. Southern Command Humanitarian Assistance Program projects that are helping partner nations in Latin America and the Caribbean combat COVID-19.

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Southcom Leaders Discuss Dealing With Hemispheric Threats
A C-17 Globemaster III delivers humanitarian aid from Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., to Cucuta, Colombia Feb. 16, 2019.
Oct. 5, 2020 - Leaders of the U.S. Southern Command joined an Americas Society/Council of the Americas virtual roundtable conversation to discuss current threats, counter narcotics and defense partnerships from the regional combatant command perspective.

USS William P. Lawrence Freedom-Of-Navigation Operation Challenges Venezuela’s Excessive Maritime Claim
SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 4, 2019) File photo of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110). On Sept. 30, 2020, the ship challenged Venezuela’s excessive maritime claims in international waters during a successful freedom of navigation operation in the Caribbean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Semales/Released)
Sept. 30, 2020 - The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) challenged Venezuela’s excessive maritime claims in international waters during a successful freedom of navigation operation in the Caribbean Sea Sept. 30, 2020.

Vital for Survival: JTF-B members conduct Emergency Deployment Recovery Exercise
U.S. service members assigned to Joint Task Force - Bravo and Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Southern Command conduct an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise in the Trujillo Bay, department of Colón, Honduras, Sept. 12-22.
Sept. 29, 2020 - U.S. service members assigned to the Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano AB, Honduras concluded a ten day Emergency Deployment Recovery Exercise in Trujillo Bay, Honduras, Sept 22, 2020.

West Virginia ANG hosts inaugural air-to-air staff talks with Peru
Members of the 130th Airlift Wing and West Virginia Army National Guard talk with members of the West Virginia National Guard’s State Partnership Program counterparts, Sept. 24, 2020 at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, W.Va. The West Virginia/Peru SPP was formalized in 1996 and has generated more than 120 interactions between the forces. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Vance)
Sept. 29, 2020 - The workshop brought together key personnel from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Military Assistance & Advisory Group (MAAG) – U.S. Embassy Lima, the Air Forces Southern liaison officer from Peru, Assistant Air Attaché to the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C., Peruvian Air Force Maj. Gen. José Luis Barrios Espinosa, and representatives from the WVANG.

SPMAGTF Marines, JTF-Bravo donate critical supplies to Trujillo
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command and service members with Joint Task Force-Bravo donated boxes of single-use medical and reusable masks, wheelchairs, and kits for expecting mothers to Hospital Salvador Paredes in Trujillo, Honduras, Sept. 16, 2020.
Sept. 25, 2020 - Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command and service members with Joint Task Force-Bravo donated boxes of single-use medical and reusable masks, wheelchairs, and kits for expecting mothers to Hospital Salvador Paredes in Trujillo, Honduras, Sept. 16, 2020. 

Southcom Donates Field Hospital to Jamaica in Support of COVID-19 Response
Ramp service technicians, who work for the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica, unload a mobile field hospital from a C-17 Globemaster III at the airport in Kingston, Sept. 19, 2020. Aircrew, assigned to the 15th Airlift Squadron, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., transported the hospital from Charleston to Kingston, where it will be donated to health care providers and used to support the Caribbean nation’s ongoing COVID-19 response. The donation, made on behalf of the American people, cost $753,000 and was purchased as a part of U.S. Southern Command’s ongoing assistance to nations responding to the global pandemic in the Caribbean and Latin America and funded by the command’s Humanitarian Assistance Program. The command has also delivered mobile field hospitals to Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. In total, HAP will donate 24 field hospitals to 11 countries.
Sept. 25, 2020 - U.S. Southern Command has provided ongoing assistance to nations in the Caribbean, Central America and South America as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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