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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 29,2020) The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) participates in a passing exercise (PASSEX) with El Salvadoran Navy Maritime Patrol Vessel 13 (PM-13) , July 29, 2020. The PASSEX enabled the forces to enhance communication, interoperability and maintain operational readiness. Kidd is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Jonathan Haynes/Released)
USS Kidd and El Salvadoran Forces Unite for PASSEX
By U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command / U.S. 4th Fleet   | July 30, 2020
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), partnered with El Salvador Maritime Patrol Vessel (PM-13) to conduct a passing exercise (PASSEX), July 29.

200728-N-FA490-2467 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 28, 2020) The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) participates in a passing exercise (PASSEX) with Guatemalan navy Quetzal Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) BL-1601, July 28, 2020. The PASSEX enabled the forces to enhance communication, interoperability and maintain operational readiness.   Halsey is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Langholf/Released)
USS Halsey Completes PASSEX with Guatemalan Navy
By U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command / U.S. 4th Fleet | July 30, 2020
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) participated in a passing exercise (PASSEX) with Guatemalan navy Quetzal LCU BL-1601, July 28.

Incoming Commander of Special Operations Command, Rear Adm. (L) Keith B. Davids, assumes command of SOCSOUTH from Adm. Craig S. Faller, Commander for U.S. Southern Command, during a virtual change of command and change of responsibility ceremony held in Homestead Air Base, Fla., July 24, 2020.
SOCSOUTH Holds Virtual Change of Command, Change of Responsibility
By Sgt. 1st Class Alex Ramos | July 27, 2020
The virtual ceremony saw U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Fletcher, SOCSOUTH Commander, relinquish command to Rear Adm. (L) Keith B. Davids and Master Gunnery Sgt. Jerome N. Root, SOCSOUTH Command Senior Enlisted Leader, relinquish responsibility to U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jody J. Hall.

200704-N-N3764-002 CARIBBEAN SEA (July 4, 2020) – The Cyclone-class patrol ship USS Shamal (PC 13) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team conducts enhanced counter narcotics operations July 4. The Shamal and embarked LEDET recovered more than 3,900 pounds of suspected marijuana, July 4. Shamal is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard/Released)
USS Shamal Shows Fury in Interdicting Go Fast
By U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command / U.S. 4th Fleet | July 24, 2020
The Cyclone-class patrol ship USS Shamal (PC 13) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) recovered more than 3,900 pounds of suspected marijuana, July 4.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) offloaded 55 bales of cocaine weighing 1,375 kilograms at Sector San Juan July 22, 2020.   The $38.5 million shipment was seized and recovered from the Caribbean Sea July 16, 2020, following the disruption of a go-fast which led to the smugglers jettisoning the contraband overboard. The interdiction was the result of multi-agency efforts in support of U.S. Southern Command's enhanced counter-narcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere, and during Operation CAST NET II, in coordination with Joint Task Force-East. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad)
Coast Guard offloads $38.5 million in cocaine in San Juan, Puerto Rico
By 7th District Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands | July 23, 2020
The crew of the Coast Guard Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) offloaded approximately 1,375 kilograms of cocaine at Sector San Juan Wednesday, following the disruption of a drug smuggling go-fast in the Caribbean Sea. The seized drug shipment is estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $38.5 million.

 

 

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