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Jan. 4, 2021

Still holding strong: Task force Marines built lasting structures, relationships in Honduras

Almost two weeks after Hurricane Eta, a category 4 storm, ripped through Central America with torrential rain and heavy winds, Hurricane Iota, another category 4 storm, hit the already strained region. Hurricanes Eta and Iota hit Honduras hard with winds surpassing 100 mph and caused more than 6 feet of flooding. The storms affected more than a third of the population causing destruction of homes, extreme flooding and deadly mud slides. As the winds and rain demolished buildings across the country, four buildings in Puerto Lempira, Honduras, stood strong – so strong that locals abandoned their homes and took shelter in them...

Nov. 9, 2020

U.S. Navy, Marine Corps Commanders Sign Integrated Maritime Campaign Support Plan

Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, and Brig. Gen. Phillip Frietze, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, signed the Joint Force Maritime Component Commander Maritime Campaign Support Plan in a ceremony aboard USS Wichita (LCS 13) at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, November 4....

Sept. 8, 2020

Task force Marines increase unit readiness with small unmanned aircraft system

The crisis-response capabilities of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command reached new heights. Task force U.S. Marines certified as small Unmanned Aircraft System operators at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, after months of training for the capability to use these small drones to get aerial depictions of a given terrain. This is the first iteration of the SPMAGTF-SC out of the last six years to have eight Marines certified as SUAS operators...

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