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Jan. 17, 2017

Patrol Crafts Zephyr and Shamal Return to Mayport

MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) – Two Cyclone-class patrol coastal ships USS Zephyr (PC 8) and USS Shamal (PC 13) return to Mayport from 64 day patrols in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Jan. 17.

Jan. 13, 2017

COMMENTARY: Boosting partner-of-choice focus in Central America

In recent years, Joint Task Force-Bravo has bolstered our relationship with Department of Defense, Department of State, Interagency and Central American militaries through the Community of Interest and NCO-Leader Development programs. These programs build and maintain invaluable relationships, develop the capacity of our partner nations and strengthen the Partner-of-Choice focus in Central America.

Jan. 12, 2017

Southcom Commander Describes Complex Global Security Threats

A spectrum of state and nonstate actors across multiple regions and domains calls for a new way of harnessing the maritime domain, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said during a Surface Navy Association symposium.

Jan. 11, 2017

Coast Guard offloads $30 million worth of seized cocaine in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 2,000 pounds of seized cocaine worth an estimated $30 million in wholesale value and transferred custody of four suspected smugglers to U.S. federal law enforcement authorities at Coast Guard Sector San Juan Sunday.

Jan. 4, 2017

DARPA Program Helps to Fight Human Trafficking

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is developing next-generation search technologies to help investigators find the online perpetrators of human trafficking.

Jan. 3, 2017

CSL Comalapa Sailors Host Children from Love and Hope Orphanage during Holiday Season

COMALAPA, El Salvador (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to Cooperative Security Location (CSL) Comalapa spread the holiday spirit by hosting children from the Love and Hope Orphanage.

Dec. 19, 2016

Colombian army counter-narcotics brigade honors U.S. Special Forces

FLORENCIA, Colombia – Every December 7 for the past sixteen years, Colombian soldiers from the National Army’s Special Anti-drug Brigade (BRCNA) have gathered in Larandia, Florencia for an end-of-year ceremony to celebrate the unit’s anniversary and recognize distinguished service. Unlike past award ceremonies, this year’s hot December day marked the first time U.S. Special Operations Command South assigned Green Berets marched their unit’s colors across the parade field.

Dec. 15, 2016

Coast Guard offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific Drug Transit

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 26.5 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades Thursday worth an estimated $715 million wholesale value seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean since Oct. 1.

Dec. 14, 2016

JTF Bravo sends hurricane damage team to Costa Rica

Joint Task Force Bravo sent two personnel from Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras to Costa Rica to assist in damage assessment in the aftermath of Hurricane Otto, which hit the country on Nov. 26.

Dec. 13, 2016

US, El Salvador forces execute air assault training

Salvadoran Soldiers and Special Operations personnel assigned to 1st Airborne Brigade and Special Forces Command completed Operation Serpiente, a joint air assault training mission led by members of the U.S. 7th Special Forces Group, Naval Special Warfare, and Joint Task Force-Bravo’s 1st Battalion 228th Aviation Regiment Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, at

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