Archive: March, 2023

March 31, 2023

Coast Guard crew offloads $166 million worth of narcotics in San Diego

The Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) crew offloaded more than 6,325 pounds of cocaine and more than 13,220 pounds of marijuana worth more than $166 million, Wednesday, in San Diego.

March 23, 2023

Generals Discuss Hemispheric Challenges, Solutions

The two combatant commanders of the Western Hemisphere discussed threats posed by Russia and China during testimony on national and regional security at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill.

March 23, 2023

IAAFA leaders attend Paraguayan Air Force centennial celebration

Inter-American Air Forces Academy leaders joined Paraguay’s top military officials to commemorate the Paraguayan Air Force’s Centennial Anniversary Feb. 21-24.

March 19, 2023

CENTAM Guardian 23 kicks off with an opening ceremony

Soldiers and interagency partners conducting the exercise will employ specific occupational skills such as special operations, naval warfare, military intelligence, K-9 handlers, cyber warfare, medics, civil affairs, aviation and support personnel, to employ real world based scenarios for partner nation militaries to exercise, assess, and update tactics and procedures.

March 16, 2023

DOD Integral in Western Hemisphere Combating Climate Change

While the Western Hemisphere is a vast area with many different peoples, environments, cultures, resources and concerns, all have one overarching concern: climate change, Daniel P. Erikson, the Defense Department's point man for the region, said.

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 15, 2023

U.S. Army South hosts inaugural Women, Peace, and Security Symposium

After more than five months of planning, U.S. Army South hosted its inaugural Women, Peace, and Security, or WPS, Symposium in downtown San Antonio Feb. 22-23. Representatives from 16 Central and South American and Caribbean partner nations participated in panel discussions, question and answer sessions, senior leader discussions, and a presentation on the overall WPS framework.

March 14, 2023

Brazil's Top Military Officer Visits SOUTHCOM

Brazil's Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces, Adm. Renato Rodrigues de Aguiar Freire, visited U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) March 14, 2023.

March 14, 2023

SOUTHCOM hosts Integrated Advance 23 mass migration exercise

From February 27 to March 3, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) hosted Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast for Integrated Advance 23, an annual interagency exercise focused on humanitarian crisis response.

March 9, 2023

USS Milwaukee Keeps Drugs from Reaching the United States

The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), with embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 104, seized an estimated $27.4 million in suspected cocaine during an interdiction at sea, Feb. 28, 2023.