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Nov. 15, 2022

USS Milwaukee and Dominican Republic Navy Work Together in Bilateral Maritime Interdiction Exercise

CARIBBEAN SEA -- The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) and two Dominican Republic Navy ships conducted a bilateral maritime interdiction exercise off the coast of Santo Domingo, Nov. 10.

Sept. 19, 2022

Coast Guard offloads more than $475 million in illegal narcotics in Miami

The crew of the USCGC Legare (WMEC 912) offloaded approximately 24,700 pounds of cocaine and 3,892 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $475 million, Sept. 15 at Base Miami Beach.

Sept. 1, 2022

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Guyana, Suriname

The commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, completed a 4-day visit to Guyana and Suriname where she met with senior leaders to reaffirm U.S. support of the security partnership with each nation.

Aug. 1, 2022

U.S. 4th Fleet Announces USNS Comfort Deployment

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) will deploy to the U.S. Southern Command area of operations this fall as part of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet’s Continuing Promise 2022 mission.

July 28, 2022

Department of Defense Engagement in the Western Hemisphere

This fact sheet is released on the occasion of the XV Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA), which convened on July 25-29, 2022, in Brasilia, Brazil, hosted by the Brazilian Ministry of National Defense. CDMA is the premier hemispheric defense ministerial for strategic-level engagement with the top defense officials of the Americas, and convenes every two years. U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry established and hosted the first CDMA in 1995. U.S. Secretaries of Defense have attended every CDMA since its inception. Chile’s Ministry of National Defense hosted the last CDMA virtually in 2020.

June 9, 2022

7th Special Forces Group Supports Tradewinds 2022 Exercise

7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) participated in TRADEWINDS providing their expertise to partner nation forces and strengthening existing friendly networks. TRADEWINDS served as a means to promote regional security cooperation while also identifying strengths and areas for improvement between the partner forces.

June 3, 2022

US - Colombian Relationship Thrives During Exercise Tradewinds 2022

Marines and Sailors from U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South and U.S. Marine Forces Reserve participated alongside military and interagency partners from 22 nations in Belize and Mexico during a major multinational exercise 7-21 May...

May 31, 2022

Kentucky National Guard participates in Tradewinds 2022

Kentucky National Guard Soldiers traveled out of the country to support Operation Tradewinds 22 in Belize Apr. 29-May 25. Almost 40 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment (HHD), 75th Troop Command, including six support Soldiers from other units, set up brigade-level operations to support 1,802 service members from 22 partner nations at the British Army Training Support Unit Belize at Price Barracks

May 10, 2022

Bringing hope to Tradewinds 2022: DoD, NFE Planning Assures Western Hemisphere Prosperity

In a sea of approximately 1,500 military uniformed, civilian, and contracted personnel, a family wearing polo t-shirts with a non-for-profit name on them stands out. While the polos function to make the non-profit representatives distinct from the Tradewinds 22 exercise personnel, when it comes to the exercise itself, World Hope International is completely integrated, even from the planning phase.

April 7, 2022

Caribbean Security: Leaders from 21 Nations Meet to Discuss Challenges, Cooperation

Army Gen. Laura J. Richardson, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, joined defense leaders from 21 nations to discuss security challenges and regional cooperation during the 2022 Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC 22).

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