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Aug. 6, 2020

Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads nearly 5,000 lbs. of cocaine, marijuana in Miami

Coast Guard Cutter Legare's (WMEC 912) crew offloaded nearly 5,000 pounds of interdicted contraband, worth an estimated $25.7 million, Wednesday, at Port Everglades.

Aug. 5, 2020

Coast Guard seizes 1,395 lbs of cocaine from smuggling vessel off Central American coast

The Coast Guard seized approximately 1,395 pounds of cocaine in late-July with an estimated value of $24 million from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America.

Aug. 3, 2020

Task force US Marines land in Honduras

Approximately 20 U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command arrived to Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, July 31, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the deployment to the region until now, allowing for a forward deployed team to integrate with Joint Task Force – Bravo of U.S. Southern Command, or JTF-Bravo. “Marines are deploying to meet specific U.S. SOUTHCOM’s tasks outlined in the campaign plan order in the area of responsibility,” said Col. Vincent Dawson, the commanding officer of SPMAGTF-SC...

July 30, 2020

USS Kidd and El Salvadoran Forces Unite for PASSEX

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), partnered with El Salvador Maritime Patrol Vessel (PM-13) to conduct a passing exercise (PASSEX), July 29.

July 30, 2020

USS Halsey Completes PASSEX with Guatemalan Navy

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) participated in a passing exercise (PASSEX) with Guatemalan navy Quetzal LCU BL-1601, July 28.

July 27, 2020

SOCSOUTH Holds Virtual Change of Command, Change of Responsibility

The virtual ceremony saw U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Fletcher, SOCSOUTH Commander, relinquish command to Rear Adm. (L) Keith B. Davids and Master Gunnery Sgt. Jerome N. Root, SOCSOUTH Command Senior Enlisted Leader, relinquish responsibility to U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jody J. Hall.

July 24, 2020

USS Shamal Shows Fury in Interdicting Go Fast

The Cyclone-class patrol ship USS Shamal (PC 13) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) recovered more than 3,900 pounds of suspected marijuana, July 4.

July 23, 2020

Coast Guard offloads $38.5 million in cocaine in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The crew of the Coast Guard Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) offloaded approximately 1,375 kilograms of cocaine at Sector San Juan Wednesday, following the disruption of a drug smuggling go-fast in the Caribbean Sea. The seized drug shipment is estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $38.5 million.

July 23, 2020

USS Nitze Provides Aid to Mariners

The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) provided aid to mariners aboard a distressed Ecuadorian fishing vessel about 200 nautical miles off the coast of Ecuador July 20.

July 23, 2020

4th Fleet Commander Hosts Maritime Staff Talks with Armada de Chile

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, hosted delegates from the Armada de Chile for the annual Maritime Staff Talks (MST) July 22.

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