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April 12, 2021

USS Wichita and Jamaican Forces Conduct Live-Fire Exercise

CARIBBEAN SEA – The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) and Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel HMJS Cornwall conducted a live fire exercise in the Caribbean Sea April 9.

April 12, 2021

USS Freedom Returns from Final Deployment

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The inaugural littoral combat ship returned from a U.S. Fourth Fleet deployment, April 12.

April 9, 2021

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Uruguay, Argentina

The commander of U.S. Southern Command, Navy Adm. Craig Faller, completed a week-long trip today to Uruguay and Argentina where he met with each nation’s security leaders to discuss regional security and continued military-to-military cooperation.

April 6, 2021

U.S., Honduras, Costa Rica Train for Fires

Joint Task Force-Bravo’s 612th Air Base Squadron hosted a new iteration of exercise CENTAM SMOKE at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras March 22 - 26, with the participation of 19 firefighters from Honduras and 5 from Costa Rica.

April 1, 2021

USS Wichita Interdicts $17 Million in Drugs

CARIBBEAN SEA- The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 402 seized 400 kilograms of suspected cocaine, March 13.

March 29, 2021

DOD Officials Give Report on Women Peace and Security Compliance

The Women Peace and Security program fits into the Defense Department's breadbasket because "it is a tool for smart power," the Joint Staff's deputy director for counter threats and international cooperation said.

March 27, 2021

Wichita Conducts Bi-Lateral Exercise with Dominican Republic

CARIBBEAN SEA - The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) conducted a bi-lateral maritime exercise with naval counterparts from the Dominican Republic, Mar. 24 while operating in the Caribbean Sea.

March 16, 2021

Border, Hemispheric Security Discussed at Senate Hearing

An increase in migrants coming across the southern border, threats to the Western Hemisphere by China, and solutions to those and other problems were discussed at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

March 11, 2021

U.S., NATO Defense Leaders Discuss the Future of Western Hemisphere Security

enior military leaders from the Department of Defense, Canada, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom held strategic level discussions to explore the future of the Western Hemisphere’s security through a trans-Atlantic lens.

March 11, 2021

Alameda-Based Coast Guard Cutter Offloads 7,500 Pounds of Cocaine, Marijuana in San Diego

The drugs, worth an estimated $126.7 million, were seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean between January and February, representing 10 suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by the following Coast Guard and Navy ships:

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