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Jan. 31, 2021

USS Gabrielle Giffords Returns from Rotational Deployment

Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) returned to its homeport of Naval Base San Diego, January 31.

Jan. 22, 2021

USS Freedom Completes Trilateral Exercise With El Salvador, Guatemala

(EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN) The Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) executed a passing exercise (PASSEX) with its naval counterparts from El Salvador and Guatemala, Jan. 21.

Jan. 20, 2021

AFSOUTH Hosts 2021 Virtual Air Force Section Chiefs Theater Security Cooperation Workshop

Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) virtually hosted the Air Force Section Chief Theater Security Cooperation Workshop for Department of Defense and Department of State participants in 21 countries Jan. 11-13, 2021.

Jan. 19, 2021

U.S., Panamanian forces conduct second iteration of joint humanitarian exercise

U.S. military personnel assigned to Joint Task Force Bravo, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, will conduct a joint humanitarian exercise with Panamanian Public Security forces in various regions of Panama, Jan. 21 to Feb. 1.

Jan. 15, 2021

Admiral Says U.S. Aims to Expand Competitive Space in Latin America

Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said the DOD and Southcom are expanding partnerships in our hemisphere and globally.

Jan. 15, 2021

DLA supports SOUTHCOM pandemic response efforts

The Defense Logistics Agency is assisting U.S. Southern Command’s COVID-19 relief efforts in a number of countries in their area of responsibility through DoD’s Humanitarian Assistance Program, in addition to their ongoing support of national efforts. Since receiving the initial request on May 29, 2020, DLA Troop Support’s Construction and Equipment supply chain has provided 24 field hospitals to SOUTHCOM, who donated them to 11 countries within their AOR.

Jan. 14, 2021

On Maiden Voyage, USCGC Stone Crew Interdict Narcotics in Caribbean

While in transit to conduct joint operations off the coast of Guyana as part of Operation Southern Cross, USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) encountered and interdicted a suspected narcotic trafficking vessel south of the Dominican Republic Thursday.

Jan. 11, 2021

USS William P. Lawrence Returns From U.S. 4th Fleet Deployment

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Jan. 11, following a deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations.

Jan. 4, 2021

Still holding strong: Task force Marines built lasting structures, relationships in Honduras

Almost two weeks after Hurricane Eta, a category 4 storm, ripped through Central America with torrential rain and heavy winds, Hurricane Iota, another category 4 storm, hit the already strained region. Hurricanes Eta and Iota hit Honduras hard with winds surpassing 100 mph and caused more than 6 feet of flooding. The storms affected more than a third of the population causing destruction of homes, extreme flooding and deadly mud slides. As the winds and rain demolished buildings across the country, four buildings in Puerto Lempira, Honduras, stood strong – so strong that locals abandoned their homes and took shelter in them...

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