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200104-N-DW182-2290 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 4, 2020) The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) perform division tactics (DIVTACS) maneuvering exercises in the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility. Gridley is transiting through the U.S. Southern Command's area of responsibility while returning from deployment. Detroit, with embarked helicopter and U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment, will support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter-drug patrols and detection and monitoring of illicit traffic in the Caribbean and eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devin Bowser/Released)
Sea Control Beyond the Strike Group: USS Detroit and USS Gridley Exercise Together
By U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command / U.S. 4th Fleet | Jan. 16, 2020
The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) completed division tactics (DIVTACS) and gunnery exercises while operating in the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility, Jan. 4.

BOGOTA, Colombia (Jan. 13, 2020) -- Colombian Minister of Defense Carlos Holmes Trujillo greets U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) commander, Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller. Both leaders met to discuss regional security efforts and the U.S.-Colombia defense partnership. (Photo courtesy U.S. Embassy Bogota)
In Colombia, Faller Meets with President Duque, Defense Leadership
By SOUTHCOM Public Affairs | Jan. 16, 2020
U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) commander, Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, visited Colombia Jan. 12 - 15 to meet with Colombian leaders to discuss regional security efforts and the U.S.-Colombia defense partnership.

Col. Steven Barry, Joint Task Force-Bravo commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Alexander Aguilastratt, JTF-Bravo senior enlisted leader, sat down to discuss the state of the task force and several key areas of interest Jan. 10. The following is an abridged transcript of their interview.
JTF-Bravo Relevant, Regional Presence: Command Team Interview
By JTF-Bravo Public Affairs | Jan. 15, 2020
Col. Steven Barry, Joint Task Force-Bravo commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Alexander Aguilastratt, JTF-Bravo senior enlisted leader, sat down to discuss the state of the task force and several key areas of interest Jan. 10. The following is an abridged transcript of their interview.

U.S. Navy Capt. Michael Sullivan, a pediatrician assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), gives a sticker to a two-year-old boy after examining his skin infection at a temporary medical treatment site in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti Nov. 6, 2019. Comfort is working with health and government partners in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean to provide care on the ship and at a temporary medical treatment site, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems, including those strained by an increase in cross-border migrants. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maria G. Llanos)
Global Health Engagement Strengthens Partnerships
By Military Health System Communications Office | Jan. 6, 2020
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar describes the work of the international crew of the USNS Comfort as “near miraculous.” He was aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship during its deployment to South America earlier this year and saw firsthand the impact of forward deployed health and humanitarian assistance missions.

191220-N-DW182-1173 OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (Dec. 20, 2019) Sailors assigned to the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) play soccer with students during a community relations event at Ocho Rios Primary School. During this deployment to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility, USS Detroit, with embarked helicopter and USCG law enforcement detachment, will support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter-drug patrols and detection and monitoring of illicit traffic in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devin Bowser/Released)
USS Detroit Gives Back in Jamaica
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder & U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs | Jan. 6, 2020
Sailors assigned to USS Detroit (LCS 7) participated in two community relations events during a port visit to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Dec. 20.

 

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