Military personnel on a stage for a ceremony.
190930-M-FI662-330.JPG Photo By: Sgt. Mathew Rosado

Colombia - Comandante Infantería de Marina (commandant of the Colombian Marine Corps) Brig. Gen. Ricardo Humberto Perico Pinto addresses U.S. and Colombian Marines during the opening ceremony of a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief rehearsal in Coveñas, Colombia, Sept. 30, 2019. The exercise will test and strengthen the interoperability and responsiveness between these countries, preparing for real-world disaster scenarios in the region. The Marines are serving with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command who are conducting training and engineering projects hand-in-hand with partner nation military members in Latin America and the Caribbean during their deployment to the region, which coincides with hurricane season. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Mathew Rosado)


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