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Jan. 16, 2020

Sea Control Beyond the Strike Group: USS Detroit and USS Gridley Exercise Together

The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) completed division tactics (DIVTACS) and gunnery exercises while operating in the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility, Jan. 4.

Jan. 16, 2020

In Colombia, Faller Meets with President Duque, Defense Leadership

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) commander, Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, visited Colombia Jan. 12 - 15 to meet with Colombian leaders to discuss regional security efforts and the U.S.-Colombia defense partnership.

Jan. 15, 2020

JTF-Bravo Relevant, Regional Presence: Command Team Interview

Col. Steven Barry, Joint Task Force-Bravo commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Alexander Aguilastratt, JTF-Bravo senior enlisted leader, sat down to discuss the state of the task force and several key areas of interest Jan. 10. The following is an abridged transcript of their interview.

Jan. 6, 2020

Global Health Engagement Strengthens Partnerships

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar describes the work of the international crew of the USNS Comfort as “near miraculous.” He was aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship during its deployment to South America earlier this year and saw firsthand the impact of forward deployed health and humanitarian assistance missions.

Jan. 6, 2020

USS Detroit Gives Back in Jamaica

Sailors assigned to USS Detroit (LCS 7) participated in two community relations events during a port visit to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Dec. 20.

Jan. 1, 2020

Reserve Citizen Airmen treat Honduran patients during medical readiness training exercise

Twenty-one Air Force Reserve medics with the 403rd Wing took part of a Medical Readiness Training Exercise Dec. 4-18. Known as the 403rd MEDRETE 2019 Honduras, Airmen from the 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron and 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron here as well as reservists from around the country, worked with a team of doctors from the Joint Task Force-Bravo Surgeon’s Cell out of Soto Cano Air Base, to provide free medical care to the citizens of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Dec. 12, 2019

4th Fleet Commander Hosts Partner Nations for Senior Leadership Discussion

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, hosted partner nation fleet commanders for a round table leadership discussion and luncheon, Dec 9.

Dec. 5, 2019

SD leaders visit Suriname to bolster state partnership

Senior leaders from the South Dakota National Guard visited the Republic of Suriname to reinforce its state partnership with Suriname Defense Force officials Nov. 22-25.

Nov. 26, 2019

SOUTHCOM leadership highlights JTFB counter-threat role, thanks troops

Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, and members of the SOUTHCOM command team spent Sunday and Monday with members of Team Soto Cano to celebrate Thanksgiving and discuss the role of Joint Task Force-Bravo in countering threats and bolstering regional security.

Nov. 14, 2019

Comfort Strengthens Partnership with Haiti Following Successful Medical Mission

The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Port-au-Prince, Haiti, following the completion of the ship’s twelfth and final medical mission in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, Nov. 11.

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