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Sept. 18, 2017

SOCSOUTH deploys team in support of response efforts in the Caribbean

HOMESTEAD, Fla., (Sept. 18, 2017) – A Special Operations Command South situational assessment team departed Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Sept. 9, 2017, in support of Joint Task Force – Leeward Islands’ (JTF-LI) aid response to areas affected by Hurricane Irma in the eastern Caribbean Sea.

Sept. 12, 2017

U.S. Forces prepare to support Hurricane Irma relief

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras -- Over 300 U.S. service members temporarily based in Honduras are poised to respond to Hurricane Irma in the eastern Caribbean Sea, at the request of the U.S. Agency for International Development - Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance.

June 12, 2017

Second phase of Tradewinds exercise hosted by Trinidad and Tobago

The second phase of a yearly U.S. Southern Command-sponsored joint combined exercise is set to take place in Trinidad and Tobago, June 13-17.

June 9, 2017

National Guard, sister services engage community during Tradewinds exercise

PARAGON BASE, Barbados - Most people envision the Caribbean as a vacation spot with sparkling waters and white sand beaches. For Soldiers, the Caribbean serves as the location for the annual Tradewinds exercise, directed by the Army's Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).

June 6, 2017

Tradewinds 2017 kicks off in Barbados

Exercise Tradewinds 2017, a multi-national maritime security and disaster response exercise in the Caribbean, began with an opening ceremony welcoming 20 partner nations in Bridgetown, Barbados, Tuesday.

May 11, 2017

USS Zephyr returns home following counterdrug patrol in Latin America, Caribbean

MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- The Cyclone-class patrol costal ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) and its embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) returned to its homeport in Mayport, Florida, May 10, following a 56 day patrol in the 4th fleet area of operations conducting Operation Martillo.

March 27, 2017

Collaboration and Wealth of Experience Brought Together in Key West with CBSI’s Technical Assistance Field Team

When it comes to combating transnational criminal organizations in the Caribbean and securing America’s borders, the cooperation with partner nations in the region continues to thrive. This relationship was tangible as representatives from Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts and Nevis, Bahamas, and the United States gathered at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida, to exchange ideas, best practices and maintenance concepts for short range patrol craft and coastal security boats.

June 29, 2016

Exercise Tradewinds 2016 Phase II Wraps Up

The final operational phase of Exercise Tradewinds 2016 completed with the pomp and circumstance of a Caribbean ceremony Tuesday. Representatives of the 18 partner nations as well as top officials from Jamaica and the United States branded the exercise a ringing success

June 27, 2016

Marines join forces to conduct command, control training in Jamaica

Marines from several detachments of Intelligence Support Battalion joined forces to help kick off Phase II of exercise Tradewinds 2016 by assuming command and control responsibilities and helping support 17 partner nations learn various C2 functions in a classroom environment.U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Marines from California, Colorado, Illinois

June 12, 2016

Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernández participates in joint gunnery exercise in Grenada for Tradewinds 2016

ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada - The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernández participated in a joint gunnery exercise June 9, 2016 off the coast of St. George’s, Grenada, during Exercise Tradewinds 2016. Assets from Canada, France, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and the United States participated in the joint gunnery exercise, which trains ship crews in the delivery of weapons fire from .50 caliber machine guns and 20MM auto-cannons. Each of the nations participating in Tradewinds operates one or both of these weapon systems.

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