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Feb. 20, 2024

US Government Donates Aircraft to Dominican Republic to Combat Narcotics Trafficking

The United States Government, through the Department of Defense, donated an aircraft valued at more than US$8 million to the Ministry of Defense of the Dominican Republic, in support of the shared fight against illicit trafficking of narcotics by transnational criminal organizations and in support of the country's efforts to provide humanitarian assistance in cases of disasters.

Jan. 30, 2024

Multinational planners in Barbados to lay groundwork for Caribbean-focused Tradewinds 2024 military exercise

The main planning conference (MPC) for Tradewinds 24 (TW24) has begun in Bridgetown, Barbados, marking the continuation of detailed preparations for one of the largest multinational military exercises in the Caribbean.

Aug. 4, 2023

U.S. 4th Fleet Announces Continuing Promise 2023 Deployment

The U.S. Navy expeditionary fast transport USNS Burlington (T-EPF 10) will deploy to the U.S. Southern Command area of operations over the next two months as part of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet's Continuing Promise 2023 mission.

July 31, 2023

Tradewinds 23 Exercise Highlights Multinational Partnerships

Tradewinds 23, a two-week multinational exercise supporting the security of the Caribbean and Central America, wrapped up with a closing ceremony July 27. The training exercise involved 21 nations and more than 1,500 people from all branches of the U.S. military, civilians, and law enforcement across the partner nations.

March 15, 2023

Navy Secretary Reaches Out to Caribbean Nations in Fight Against Climate Change

The U.S. takes climate change seriously and Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro visited the Bahamas to pledge support for the Caribbean nations fighting for their very existence.

March 6, 2023

Puerto Rico Guard Serves as Southcom Ace Strategic Air Bridge

The 156th Wing operated as an expeditionary air base during Operation Forward Tiger 2023 to support U.S. Southern Command’s large-scale multinational exercise in February. The Dominican Republic air force, Jamaica defense force, Canadian armed force and U.S. Air Force participated in the exercise. 

Feb. 22, 2023

U.S. Air Force Takes Part in Disaster Response Exercise with Caribbean Partners

More than 300 U.S. Airmen will deploy as the 23rd Air Expeditionary Wing to Puerto Rico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic to participate in the Air Forces Southern Command’s exercise Forward Tiger, February 2023.

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.

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