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Aug. 23, 2021

Marines and Sailors arrive aboard the USS Arlington in support of Haiti disaster relief

Marines and Sailors of 2d Marine Division aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) arrived in U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations off the coast of Haiti in support of Joint Task Force-Haiti, Aug. 21, 2021.

Aug. 20, 2021

2d Marine Division Marines and Sailors deploy in support of Haiti disaster relief operations

Marines from 2d Marine Division (2d MARDIV), II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF) have deployed in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Joint Task Force-Haiti to assist in the ongoing U.S. disaster relief mission in Haiti.

Sept. 25, 2020

SPMAGTF Marines, JTF-Bravo donate critical supplies to Trujillo

Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command and service members with Joint Task Force-Bravo donated boxes of single-use medical and reusable masks, wheelchairs, and kits for expecting mothers to Hospital Salvador Paredes in Trujillo, Honduras, Sept. 16, 2020. 

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...

May 8, 2020

Task Force Marines Certified for Deployment During Pandemic

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command certified for a crisis response deployment to the Latin American and Caribbean region April 23.

Sept. 25, 2019

Marine Task Force Joins Colombia in Humanitarian Assistance Training

Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command and the Infantería de Marina de Colombia will kick off a week of Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) rehearsals and Subject Matter Expert Exchanges (SMEEs), in Coveñas, Colombia, September 30.

Sept. 18, 2019

California Marines heading to Central and South America on Amphibious Ship

Approximately 200 U.S. Marines and Sailors will embark on a U.S. Navy amphibious ship heading to Central and South America for the month of October. Marines and Sailors from across I Marine Expeditionary Force will participate in various humanitarian assistance and disaster relief-focused events in Central and South America.

Aug. 19, 2019

UNITAS LX Kicks off in Rio de Janeiro

Over 3,100 Naval Forces from 13 countries kicked off UNITAS LX (60), the 60th anniversary of the annual multinational exercise, in Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 19.

June 21, 2019

Multinational task force begins deployment during hurricane season to Latin America, Caribbean

Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command officially kicked off their 2019 deployment with an opening ceremony at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, June 21.

Oct. 24, 2018

Marines wrap up 4 months of aid work after Fuego eruption in Guatemala

On June 3 of this year, the Fuego volcano, which lies near Guatemala City, erupted sending ash and a pyroclastic flow through homes and neighborhoods. By June 5, 99 people were reported dead, more than 200 were missing, and thousands of Guatemalans were displaced.

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