Archive: January, 2017

Jan. 30, 2017

Continuing Promise 2017 Arrives in Guatemala, Makes Mission's First Stop

Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17) arrived in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, Jan. 30, for its first stop on its three-month humanitarian mission.

Jan. 26, 2017

U.S. troops in Honduras practice medical evacuations

The 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment conducted a joint Medical Evacuation training with Joint Security Forces at Soto Cano Air Base, Jan. 17 - 18, to increase readiness and knowledge in preparation for medical emergencies.

Jan. 25, 2017

Army South hosts State Partnership Program Conference

Military leaders from 20 states descended upon Fort Sam Houston Jan. 18 in support of the DoD joint security cooperation program, managed by the National Guard Bureau that matches the states/territories of National Guards within the SOUTHCOM area of responsibility of Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Jan. 24, 2017

ACC Staff Assistance Visit helps uphold airfield standards

Three Staff Assistance Visit team members from Headquarters, Air Combat Command visited the 612th Air Base Squadron to conduct an airfield compliance assessment here, Jan. 17-20.

Jan. 23, 2017

USNS Spearhead Set to Deploy, Continuing Promise 2017 Begins

Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17) will begin early next week with the deployment of the Military Sealift Command-operated expeditionary fast transport vessel, USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1), to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility.

Jan. 17, 2017

Patrol Crafts Zephyr and Shamal Return to Mayport

MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) – Two Cyclone-class patrol coastal ships USS Zephyr (PC 8) and USS Shamal (PC 13) return to Mayport from 64 day patrols in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Jan. 17.

Jan. 13, 2017

COMMENTARY: Boosting partner-of-choice focus in Central America

In recent years, Joint Task Force-Bravo has bolstered our relationship with Department of Defense, Department of State, Interagency and Central American militaries through the Community of Interest and NCO-Leader Development programs. These programs build and maintain invaluable relationships, develop the capacity of our partner nations and strengthen the Partner-of-Choice focus in Central America.

Jan. 12, 2017

Southcom Commander Describes Complex Global Security Threats

A spectrum of state and nonstate actors across multiple regions and domains calls for a new way of harnessing the maritime domain, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said during a Surface Navy Association symposium.

Jan. 11, 2017

Coast Guard offloads $30 million worth of seized cocaine in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 2,000 pounds of seized cocaine worth an estimated $30 million in wholesale value and transferred custody of four suspected smugglers to U.S. federal law enforcement authorities at Coast Guard Sector San Juan Sunday.

Jan. 4, 2017

DARPA Program Helps to Fight Human Trafficking

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is developing next-generation search technologies to help investigators find the online perpetrators of human trafficking.