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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 13 – 25 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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Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma offloads $143.5M in Cocaine at Port Everglades
Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma's crew offloads more than 7,500 pounds of cocaine, an estimated street value of $143.5 million, at Port Everglades, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June 14, 2021. The law enforcement phase of counter-smuggling operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is conducted under the authority of the 11th Coast Guard District, headquartered in Alameda, and the interdictions, including the actual boardings, are led and conducted by members of the U.S. Coast Guard. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Charly Tautfest).
June 16, 2021 - Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma's crew offloaded more than 7,500 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades, an estimated street value of $143.5 million, Monday, after three interdictions in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

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 leadership visits partner nation military
U.S. service members assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B), Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, and Honduran military leaders meet during a ceremony in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, June 9, 2021. Humanitarian assistance provided by JTF-B included 810 civilians rescued, 349,500 pounds of critical aid delivered, 563,600 pounds of supplies delivered through 295 missions directly following the back-to-back hurricanes in October and November 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Annabel Monroe)
June 11, 2021 - U.S. Army Col. Steven Gventer, commander of Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B), Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, and members of the Task Force, met with Maj. Gen. Tito Livio Moreno Coello, Honduran Armed Forces Chief of Staff, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, June 9, to discuss the long-standing U.S. and Honduran partnership. 

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.

Native Colombian pursues dream as Army aviator: Part 2
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mauricio Garcia, a UH-60M Black Hawk pilot and aviation safety officer, currently deployed to Colombia, is seen here with CW3 Kevin Wikstrom. (Courtesy photo)
June 9, 2021 - U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mauricio Garcia, a Black Hawk pilot assigned to the Army Security Assistance Command’s Fort Bragg-based training unit, the Security Assistance Training Management Organization, was born in Medellín, Colombia to working class parents.

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.

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