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SOUTHCOM Commander Adm. Craig Faller, and Command Sergeant Major Benjamin Jones, received the COVID-19 vaccine at SOUTHCOM headquarters Dec. 29. (Links to Commander's message on Facebook)
A look at SOUTHCOM's Counter Narcotics, Security Cooperation, Humanitarian Assistance Program, and Hurricane Relief efforts throughout 2020. (Video by John Ciccarelli, SOUTHCOM Public Affairs)
Info, photos and videos of Joint Task Force-Bravo's support of rescue operations and disaster relief efforts in Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama in the aftermath of Hurricanes Eta and Iota.
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.
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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On Maiden Voyage, USCGC Stone Crew Interdict Narcotics in Caribbean
Two small boat teams from the USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) intercept a vessel on the Caribbean Sea that they suspect of engaging in illegal activity on Jan. 6, 2021. A Coast Guard boarding team found 27 bales of cocaine aboard, each weighing approximately 65 pounds. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower)
Jan. 14, 2021 - While in transit to conduct joint operations off the coast of Guyana as part of Operation Southern Cross, USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) encountered and interdicted a suspected narcotic trafficking vessel south of the Dominican Republic Thursday.

USS William P. Lawrence Returns From U.S. 4th Fleet Deployment
Jan. 11, 2021 - Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Jan. 11, following a deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations.

Still holding strong: Task force Marines built lasting structures, relationships in Honduras
U.S. Marines work together to pour cement into the foundation of the Republica de Cuba School in Puerto Lempira, Honduras, Aug. 17.
Jan. 4, 2021 - Almost two weeks after Hurricane Eta, a category 4 storm, ripped through Central America with torrential rain and heavy winds, Hurricane Iota, another category 4 storm, hit the already strained region. Hurricanes Eta and Iota hit Honduras hard with winds surpassing 100 mph and caused more than 6 feet of flooding. The storms affected more than a third of the population causing destruction of homes, extreme flooding and deadly mud slides. As the winds and rain demolished buildings across the country, four buildings in Puerto Lempira, Honduras, stood strong – so strong that locals abandoned their homes and took shelter in them...

U.S.-funded Upgrades bring Grenada Coast Guard Fleet to Full Strength
Wednesday, 16 December, marks the completion of the United States government’s year-long US$1 million upgrade of the Royal Grenada Police Force Coast Guard’s 2 nearshore intercept vessels. The SAFE Boat Mid-Life Upgrade included a complete vessel overhaul, new engines, and a spare parts package to ensure continued operability. The upgrades extend the vessels’ performance for an additional 6 years and bring the Grenadian Coast Guard fleet to full strength. (U.S. Embassy Bridgetown photo)
Dec. 17, 2020 - Wednesday, 16 December, marks the completion of the United States government’s year-long US$1 million upgrade of the Royal Grenada Police Force Coast Guard’s 2 nearshore intercept vessels.

DOD Leaders Brief Women, Peace, Security Program to Congressional Caucus
Air Force Capt. Jane Kaufmann, a combat systems officer with the 73rd Special Operations Squadron, poses in front of an AC-130J Ghostrider gunship at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 13, 2020.
Dec. 14, 2020 - DOD officials briefed the Congressional Women, Peace and Security Caucus on the department's efforts to ensure the initiative is on track and making a difference in all that military personnel do.

Adm. Faller Thanks Troops Who Supported Hurricane Relief
U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited troops assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo in Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras Dec. 11, to personally thank them for supporting rescue and relief operations in Central America after the region was ravaged by hurricanes Eta and Iota. JTF-Bravo’s strategic position allowed the task force to quickly respond to support rescue and relief efforts in Honduras, Guatemala and Panamá. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Pinel)
Dec. 11, 2020 - U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller visited troops assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-Bravo) in Honduras Dec. 11, personally thanking them for supporting rescue and relief operations in Central America after the region was ravaged by two powerful hurricanes.

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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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