Members of the Georgia National Guard's 1st Battalion of the 54th Security Force Assistance Brigade completed the first National Guard SFAB deployment in September.
U.S. Marines and partner nation forces recently trained together during exercise UNITAS LXIII in order to increase proficiency in conducting security and humanitarian missions.
USNS Comfort will deploy as part of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet’s Continuing Promise 2022 mission. Detailed planning is currently underway for the Comfort to visit Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, and Honduras.
Brazil is hosting the multinational UNITAS LXIII naval exercise Sept. 8-22. U.S. forces, including two U.S. Navy ships and a submarine, are joining more than 20 ships and 5,500 personnel from 19 partner nations for the exercise.
From July - September 2022, U.S. military medical teams will work alongside partner nation medical professionals to provide surgical and medical services to communities in Guatemala and Honduras.

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U.S. and Brazil Navy Conduct Bilateral Exercise
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ATLANTIC OCEAN - (Sept. 28, 2022) — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82), left, Brazilian frigate BNS União (F45), and Brazilian navy Tikuna-class diesel-electric attack submarine BNS Tikuna (S34) sail in formation for a group photo in the Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 28, 2022, as part of a bi-lateral exercise. The 5-day maritime exercise between U.S. and Brazilian naval forces focused on maritime security and strengthening partnerships with the two partner nations. (U.S. Navy courtesy photo/Released)
Sept. 30, 2022 - ATLANTIC OCEAN - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) and Brazilian frigate BNS União (F45) conducted a 5-day maritime exercise September 23-28 that took place off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

AFRC Wing at Travis delivers humanitarian aid to Haiti
A school bus approaches a C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 23, 2022, at March Air Reserve Base, California. A Reserve aircrew from the 301st Airlift Squadron performed a three-day mission Sept. 23 – 25, to move humanitarian cargo to Haiti. Through the Denton Program, three school buses donated from San Diego Unified School District were transported from March ARB to Haiti. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathon Carnell)
Sept. 27, 2022 - A Reserve aircrew from the 301st Airlift Squadron performed a three-day mission Sept. 23 – 25, to move humanitarian cargo to Haiti. Through the Denton Program, three school buses donated from San Diego Unified School District were transported from March Air Reserve Base, California, to Haiti.

U.S. Army South hosts War College staff for week-long learning opportunity
U.S. Army South staff pose with senior mentor retired Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland in front of the headquarters during the U.S. Army War College’s mobile Theater Army Staff Course at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Sept. 14, 2022.
Sept. 26, 2022 - U.S. Army South’s staff officers, noncommissioned officers and civilians had the opportunity to take part in the first iteration of the U.S. Army War College’s mobile Theater Army Staff Course Sept. 12-16 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

Austin pledges to 'ease the load' for service members 
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Victor Quezada, the aviation supply and preventative maintenance inspection supply staff noncommissioned officer in charge with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, spends time with his family in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan, April 6, 2022.
Sept. 23, 2022 - The Defense Department laid out an array of efforts — some already underway and some on the horizon — that address the needs of married service members and their families, as well as single service members.

UNITAS Concludes After Successful Exercise
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RIO DE JANEIRO – (Sept. 22, 2022) -- Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Jim Aiken, congratulates participants for their performance at the UNITAS LXIII Closing Ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Sept. 22, 2022. UNITAS is the world’s longest-running annual multinational maritime exercise that focuses on enhancing interoperability among multiple nations and joint forces during littoral and amphibious operations in order to build on existing regional partnerships and create new enduring relationships that promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Myers Vasquez/Released)
Sept. 22, 2022 - RIO DE JANEIRO - UNITAS LXIII (63), the world’s longest-running multinational maritime exercise concluded with a closing ceremony in Rio De Janeiro, Sept. 22, 2022.

Coast Guard offloads more than $475 million in illegal narcotics in Miami
Bales of illegal drugs, worth an estimated $475 million, are offloaded onto pallets, Sept. 15, 2022, at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. The illegal narcotics were offloaded by the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare (WMEC 912). (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Stephen Lehmann)
Sept. 19, 2022 - The crew of the USCGC Legare (WMEC 912) offloaded approximately 24,700 pounds of cocaine and 3,892 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $475 million, Sept. 15 at Base Miami Beach.

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