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Adm. Craig Faller visited Uruguay and Argentina where he met with each nation’s security leaders to discuss regional security and continued military-to-military cooperation.
SOUTHCOM commander Navy Adm. Craig Faller joined Air Force Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, commander of the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, for testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee March 16, 2021.
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.
Air Force Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, U.S. Northern Command commander, and Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, U.S. Southern Command commander, brief the news media at the Pentagon, March 16, 2021.
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.

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USS Wichita and Jamaican Forces Conduct Live-Fire Exercise
CARIBBEAN SEA – (April 9, 2021) -- The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) and Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard patrol vessel HMJS Cornwall sail in formation during a live-fire exercise April 9, 2021. Wichita is deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet of operations to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which include counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific
April 12, 2021 - CARIBBEAN SEA – The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) and Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel HMJS Cornwall conducted a live fire exercise in the Caribbean Sea April 9.

USS Freedom Returns from Final Deployment
210412-N-NN369-1046 SAN DIEGO (April 12, 2021) Littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) returns to Naval Base San Diego from her final deployment, April 12. Freedom returned after supporting Joint Interagency Task Force South’s counter illicit drug trafficking mission in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas)
April 12, 2021 - SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The inaugural littoral combat ship returned from a U.S. Fourth Fleet deployment, April 12.

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Uruguay, Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (April 8, 2021) -- U.S. Southern Command’s commander, Navy Adm. Craig Faller, and Argentine Minister of Defense Agustin Rossi, pose for a photo with other senior leaders in front of three mobile hospitals donated by the United States to Argentina to support the nation’s COVID-19 response. Faller visited Argentina April 7-9. (Photo courtesy U.S. Embassy Argentina)
April 9, 2021 - The commander of U.S. Southern Command, Navy Adm. Craig Faller, completed a week-long trip today to Uruguay and Argentina where he met with each nation’s security leaders to discuss regional security and continued military-to-military cooperation.

U.S., Honduras, Costa Rica Train for Fires
Joint Task Force-Bravo’s 612th Air Base Squadron hosted a new iteration of exercise CENTAM SMOKE at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras March 22 - 26, with the participation of 19 firefighters from Honduras and 5 from Costa Rica.
April 6, 2021 - Joint Task Force-Bravo’s 612th Air Base Squadron hosted a new iteration of exercise CENTAM SMOKE at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras March 22 - 26, with the participation of 19 firefighters from Honduras and 5 from Costa Rica.

U.S Southern Command Announces the Transfer of Detainees from Camp VII to Camp V
April 4, 2021 - Today, Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay (JTF-GTMO) has, safely and without incident, transferred all detainees from Camp VII to Camp V. This transfer consolidated all 40 detainees from three to two detention facilities. 

USS Wichita Interdicts $17 Million in Drugs
CARRIBEAN SEA (March 13, 2021) The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13), with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 402, intercepts a suspect go fast vessel during  counter-narcotics operations, March 13, 2021. 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 in the Caribbean Sea and eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy courtesy photo)
April 1, 2021 - CARIBBEAN SEA- The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 402 seized 400 kilograms of suspected cocaine, March 13.

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