Press Release | May 30, 2019

News Release: Dominican Republic Hosts Phase 1 Of Annual Caribbean-Focused Security Exercise

MIAMI – Representatives from the United States and 21 partner nations are participating in the 35th annual Tradewinds exercise, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational Caribbean-focused exercise.

Phase I will occur May 30 - June 8 and will be held in the Dominican Republic. Phase II will occur June 14-21 and will be held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Both phases provide opportunities to conduct joint, combined, and interagency partner nation capacity building focused on increasing regional cooperation in complex multinational security operations, as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations.

The strong relationships forged during Tradewinds through the exchange of knowledge and expertise are key to maintaining regional security and prosperity throughout the Caribbean. 

For information on this exercise, contact U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Haggard at


Additional and related information:

U.S. Southern Command’s support for capacity-building and partnership-building cooperation:

U.S. Strategy for Engagement in the Caribbean

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