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March 15, 2017

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns home; seized $92 million in cocaine

During their patrol, the crew interdicted four drug-laden vessels, resulting in the seizure of approximately 1,400 kilograms (3,080 lbs.) of cocaine worth more than $92 million. They also apprehended 13 suspected smugglers with the help of their deployed helicopter crew.

March 13, 2017

Navy Environmental and Preventative Medicine Unit conducts training engagements with Honduran health professionals

Sailors from Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit (NEPMU) 2 used knowledge exchange and training events (KET) to help build partner nation capacity during Continuing Promise 2017’s (CP-17) visit to Trujillo, Honduras.

March 9, 2017

Continuing Promise 2017 Completes Humanitarian Mission in Honduras, Tops 12,900 Patient Encounters

U.S. military personnel departed Trujillo, Honduras, after completing a 10-day mission stop in support of Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17).

March 8, 2017

Continuing Promise to Test Web-Based System Designed to Improve Planning for Medical Missions

TRUJILLO, Honduras—Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17) will participate in the advanced testing phase of a web-based tool that will assist in the development of future cooperative health engagement (CHE) missions.

March 7, 2017

JTF-Bravo provides life-saving medical evacuation

Joint Task Force - Bravo’s Medical Element and the 1st Battalion, 228 Aviation Regiment provided vital medical support that helped save the life of a U.S. military retiree here Feb. 18.

Feb. 28, 2017

JTF-Bravo’s quick reaction force executes deployment readiness exercise

Eleven personnel from Joint Task Force-Bravo’s U.S. Southern Command Situational Assessment Team (SSAT) mobilized in support of a deployment readiness exercise here, Feb. 21 through 23.

Feb. 27, 2017

MEDRETE mission supports health efforts in Corinto

Thirty-three personnel from Joint Task Force-Bravo’s Medical Element, Joint Security Forces and Army Forces Battalion participated in a two-day Medical Readiness Training Exercise here, Feb. 16 through 17, providing service for 747 patients.

Feb. 27, 2017

Continuing Promise 2017 Begins Honduran Operations

An opening ceremony marking the start of operations for Continuing Promise 2017’s (CP-17) second mission stop took place Feb. 21 in Trujillo, Honduras. The event was attended by local government officials; U.S. and Honduran military personnel; and the Honorable James Nealon, U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, who highlighted how the two nations’ partnership will make the 10-day mission stop successful.

Feb. 21, 2017

Former U.S. Ambassador Assumes Civilian Deputy Role at SOUTHCOM

Ambassador Liliana Ayalde has assumed duties as U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Civilian Deputy to the Commander and Foreign Policy Advisor.

Feb. 14, 2017

Preventive Medicine Unit Hosts Outbreak Investigation Workshop during CP-17

PUERTO BARRIOS, Guatemala—Sailors from Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit (NEPMU) 2 hosted an outbreak investigation workshop, Feb. 8, as part of Continuing Promise 2017’s (CP-17) valuable training for partner nation community health workers who may be called to participate in investigations of infectious disease outbreaks.

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