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Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC-901) crewmembers stand among interdicted drugs on the flight deck of the cutter April 18, 2019 at Port Everglades, Florida. The drugs were interdicted off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America and represent five separate, suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions by the U.S. Coast Guard. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray.
The Homeland Security Task Force Southeast (HSTF-SE) and U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)’s annual interagency exercise, Integrated Advance, is taking place April 15 through April 18.
Adm. Craig Faller, Commander of U.S. Southern Command, joined Deputy Secretary Sullivan at SOUTHCOM to host a ministerial with Caribbean leaders launching the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership.
U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet hosted a delegation from the Argentine Navy for annual Maritime Staff Talks in St. Augustine, Florida Apr. 9-11.
The New York National Guard embarked on a new State Partnership Program with the country of Brazil with the Thursday signing of a Partnership Declaration March. 14.

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Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC-901) crewmembers stand among interdicted drugs on the flight deck of the cutter April 18, 2019 at Port Everglades, Florida. The drugs were interdicted off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America and represent five separate, suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions by the U.S. Coast Guard. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray.
Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of marijuana and 3,660 pounds of cocaine at Port Everglades
By U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast | April 19, 2019
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC-901) offloaded approximately 14,000 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $12.5 million wholesale and 3,660 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $50 million wholesale Thursday at Port Everglades seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Guyana to Host New Horizons Humanitarian Assistance Exercise
By U.S. Embassy Georgetown | April 17, 2019
New Horizons, the U.S. Southern Command’s annual training exercise, kicks off in Linden next month. The three month event will train U.S. military civil engineers and medical professionals, who will work alongside Guyanese military and health professionals in joint humanitarian assistance exercises.

A UH-60 Blackhawk from the 1-228th Aviation Regiment aims to extinguish a simulated wildfire to show the additional capabilities of Joint Task Force - Bravo during the Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experiences (CENTAM SMOKE) exercise, April 11, 2019, at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. CENTAM SMOKE brought together firefighters from Honduras, Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador to train with U.S. Air Force members as well as develop bonds and understandings of one another’s culture with team building exercises. The weeklong training included aircraft and structural fires, vehicle extrication, and a firefighter combat challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
JTF-B burns cultural barriers during CENTAM SMOKE
By Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr | April 16, 2019
Firefighters from five Central American countries and Joint Task Force - Bravo participated in Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experiences (CENTAM SMOKE) exercise, from April 8 - 12, here.

The Coast Guard and members of multiple partner agencies participate in Integrated Advance 2019 exercise at the Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center, April 12, 2019. Integrated Advance provides an opportunity for the Coast Guard, SOUTHCOM and its component commands, and multiple partners from varying levels in the Federal, State, and local governments, to exercise the whole of government response to a maritime mass migration scenario in the Caribbean. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray.
SOUTHCOM Hosts Interagency Exercise
By SOUTHCOM Public Affairs | April 15, 2019
U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)’s annual interagency exercise, Integrated Advance, began today and will continue through Thursday, Apr. 18.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (Apr. 11, 2019) - Commander, U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sean Buck salutes Argentine Commander, Navy Training and Readiness Command, Rear Adm. Fabian Gerardo D'Angelo prior to the start of the closing ceremony of the annual Maritime Staff Talks (MSTs) in that were held in St. Augustine, Apr. 9-11. MSTs support the U.S. Global strategy by building and strengthening working relationships between the U.S. and partner nations and improving interoperability through face-to-face meetings. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Hendricks/Released)
4th Fleet Commander Hosts Maritime Staff Talks with Argentine Naval Delegation
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Hendricks | April 12, 2019
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sean Buck, hosted Armada de la República Argentina (ARA) Rear Adm. Fabián Gerardo D’Angelo, commander, Navy Training and Readiness Command and his staff for annual Maritime Staff Talks (MST) at the Florida National Guard Headquarters in St. Augustine, Apr. 9-11.

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