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July 2, 2020

USS Kidd Renders Assistance at Sea

The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) assisted a fishing vessel in distress while operating in the U.S. Fourth Fleet area of operations June 30. The fishing vessel experienced a mechanical failure, leaving it unable to operate at sea. Kidd received notification of a distress call and sent several members of the ship's Rescue and Assistance (R&A) team along with two members from the embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) over to secure and inspect the vessel for seaworthiness, check on the health and welfare of the crew and assess the feasibility of towing the stranded vessel to safety.

July 1, 2020

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits 4th Fleet

Commander, U.S. Southern Command, Adm. Craig S. Faller visited U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (USNAVSO)/U.S. 4th Fleet headquarters onboard Naval Station Mayport June 26.

June 29, 2020

USS Preble Returns After Successful Counter-Narcotics Deployment

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) returned to their homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following the ship’s surge deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations, June 25.

June 26, 2020

U.S. Marine task force holds opening ceremony for crisis response deployment

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command held an opening ceremony to officially kick off the start of their crisis response deployment at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 26. The ceremony marks the sixth consecutive year the SPMAGTF-SC will serve as the crisis response force assigned to U.S. Southern Command. The task force is prepared and postured to deploy to the Latin American and the Caribbean region to work alongside partner nation militaries, enhancing combined crisis response efforts...

June 19, 2020

Navy – Coast Guard Team: Four Interdictions in Four Days

The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) and the Freedom Variant Littoral Combat Ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) teams disrupted a combined 112 bales of suspected contraband worth over $79.6 million between May 24 - 27.

June 17, 2020

Virtual Communication Mitigates COVID-19 Risk for Task Force Marines

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command have adapted to new methods to ensure they are maintaining readiness and communication with the force, all while socially distancing for COVID-19 precautions.

June 11, 2020

USS Preble Interdicts 2,000 Kilograms of Cocaine

The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized 100 bales of suspected cocaine worth over $40 million, June 2.

June 9, 2020

Coast Guard Cutter James offloads approximately 30,000 pounds of cocaine, marijuana at Port Everglades

The Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crew offloaded approximately 23,000 pounds of cocaine and approximately 6,900 pounds of marijuana, all worth more than an estimated $408 million, Tuesday in Port Everglades.

June 2, 2020

54-Year-Old Coast Guard Cutter Seizes 1,090 Lbs of Suspected Cocaine From Smuggling Vessel off Central American Coast

A 54-year-old Coast Guard cutter seized approximately 1,090 pounds of suspected cocaine in mid-May with an estimated value of $18.7 million from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America.

May 29, 2020

JTF Bravo Conducts Large Formation Helicopter Exercise

U.S. Army soldiers assigned to Joint Task Force Bravo conducted a helicopter exercise out of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, May 28, 2020. The exercise involved participation from the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment and the use of 10 U.S. Army CH-47 Chinooks and UH-60 L Blackhawk helicopters.

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