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Press Release | June 13, 2021

Guyana Hosts Annual Caribbean-Focused Security Exercise

Revised June 14: Updated number of participating partner nations.

MIAMI – Representatives from the United States and 12 partner nations are participating in the 36th annual Tradewinds exercise, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational Caribbean-focused exercise.

The exercise will occur June 13 - June 25 and will be held in Guyana. 

Tradewinds will provide opportunities to conduct joint, combined, and interagency partner nation capacity building focused on increasing regional cooperation in complex multinational security 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 and Caribbean Basin.

For information on this exercise, contact U.S. Navy Cmdr. Scot Cregan 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

Tradewinds images and videos