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​Tradewinds 2021 is Caribbean security-focused, multi-dimensional exercise conducted in the ground, air, sea, and cyber domains. The multinational exercise will occur June 12 – 26 in Guyana.
A U.S. military surgical team supported a community in El Salvador during exercise Resolute Sentinel 2021 by providing surgeries ranging from broken arm repairs to gull bladder removals.
Joint Task Force-Bravo is in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador May 10-22 for the training that integrates interoperability and disaster response training in addition to medical aid and construction projects.
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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Guyana Hosts Annual Caribbean-Focused Security Exercise
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June 13, 2021 - Representatives from the United States and 13 partner nations are participating in the 36th annual Tradewinds exercise, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational Caribbean-focused exercise.

JTF-Bravo Winged Warriors awarded Air Medal for actions after Hurricane Eta
Seven U.S. Soldiers with the U.S. Army Air Ambulance Detachment, 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, receive Air Medals during a ceremony at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, June 4, 2021. The two U.S. Army UH-60L Black Hawk aircrews, one with the call sign WITCHDOCTOR 06, conducted search and rescue operations on Nov. 6 and 7, 2020, after Hurricane Eta and rescued Honduran residents stranded by flood water.
June 10, 2021 - In the aftermath of Hurricane Eta, northern Honduras experienced severe flooding and water-logged lowlands that resulted in many residents being stranded and left uncertain of being rescued.

WVNG helps prepare Peru military for peacekeeping mission
Members of the West Virginia National Guard train Peruvian Armed Forces on the M1165 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program in Lima, Peru, June 3, 2021. Peru will use the training on an international peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.
June 8, 2021 - Two members of the West Virginia National Guard helped prepare members of the Peruvian Army and Marine Corps for a global peacekeeping mission as part of the ongoing relationship between West Virginia and Peru through the State Partnership Program.

1-228th Aviation Regiment, U.S. Coast Guard complete overwater survival training
June 8, 2021 - U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter aircrew assigned to the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B), Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, completed deck landing qualifications in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL 754) on June 4, off Honduras’ northern coast.

U.S. Southern Command Signs Partnership Agreement with Global Fishing Watch
USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) patrols the high seas observing fishing activity to support Operation Southern Cross in the South Atlantic, Feb. 6, 2021. Illegal, Unregulated, and Unreported (IUU) fishing jeopardizes global food security, destabilizes coastal States' economic security, and violates state sovereignty by undermining international agreements and fisheries conservation measures. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower)
June 5, 2021 - New cooperation aims to harness vessel data and analysis to strengthen maritime surveillance and control in Latin America and the Caribbean.

JTF-B Donates Essential Materials to School in Mogotillo, El Salvador Through HAP
U.S. Army Soldiers with Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B), Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, donate construction materials to a school in Mogotillo, El Salvador, May 16, 2021. This school was selected and JTF-B worked to donate materials so they could renovate their kitchen, fix their sidewalks, improve their bathrooms and latrines, as well as fix damages done to the roof.
June 4, 2021 - Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B), Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, donated $2,254 of construction materials to the Jose Anastasio Bonilla Education Center, May 16, through U.S. Southern Command’s (USSOUTHCOM) Humanitarian Assistance Program.

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