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March 27, 2021

Wichita Conducts Bi-Lateral Exercise with Dominican Republic

CARIBBEAN SEA - The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) conducted a bi-lateral maritime exercise with naval counterparts from the Dominican Republic, Mar. 24 while operating in the Caribbean Sea.

March 16, 2021

Border, Hemispheric Security Discussed at Senate Hearing

An increase in migrants coming across the southern border, threats to the Western Hemisphere by China, and solutions to those and other problems were discussed at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

March 11, 2021

U.S., NATO Defense Leaders Discuss the Future of Western Hemisphere Security

enior military leaders from the Department of Defense, Canada, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom held strategic level discussions to explore the future of the Western Hemisphere’s security through a trans-Atlantic lens.

March 11, 2021

Alameda-Based Coast Guard Cutter Offloads 7,500 Pounds of Cocaine, Marijuana in San Diego

The drugs, worth an estimated $126.7 million, were seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean between January and February, representing 10 suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by the following Coast Guard and Navy ships:

March 9, 2021

Olmsted Scholar Embarks Brazilian Submarine

Lt. Taylor Butler, an Olmsted Scholar currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Brazil, participated in a Brazilian Navy maritime engagement on Brazilian Navy Submarine BNS Tupi (S30) off the southeast coast of Brazil, March 1-4.

March 8, 2021

Women Peace and Security Program Builds International Capabilities

No nation can afford to ignore half its population. That's the premise of the United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 on the Women Peace and Security program. It is good to remember this on International Women's Day.

March 5, 2021

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) completes Operation Southern Cross

The USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) crew arrived in their homeport of North Charleston, S.C., Monday, following the conclusion of the Operation Southern Cross, a patrol to the South Atlantic in support of counter illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

March 3, 2021

Coast Guard transfers 3 smugglers, over $5.6 million in seized cocaine to federal agents in Puerto Rico, following interdiction near the U.S. Virgin Islands

The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez transferred custody of three suspected smugglers and $5.6 million in seized cocaine to federal agents at Coast Guard Base San Juan Tuesday, following the interdiction of a drug smuggling vessel in the Caribbean Sea off St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Feb. 23, 2021

Army South, 1st SFAB begin pre-deployment training conference

U.S. Army South kicked-off the Operation Alamo Shield pre-deployment training conference Feb. 23 at their headquarters to prepare 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade personnel for future missions in Colombia, Honduras and Panama.

Feb. 22, 2021

United States Completes First Maritime Vessel Upgrade in Dominica

On Monday, February 1, work was completed on the first of Dominica Marine Unit’s two nearshore intercept vessels, as part of a US$800,000 modernization initiative to upgrade the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force’s fleet. The SAFE Boat Mid-Life Upgrade included a complete vessel overhaul, new engines, and a spare parts package to ensure continued operability. Work has already begun to upgrade the Marine Unit’s second vessel, which is expected to be completed by mid-March.

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