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JAMAICA (Jan. 22, 2022) – Honors are rendered as the Commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, and Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Chief of Defence Staff, Rear Adm. Antonette Wemyss Gorman, arrive for a bilateral meeting in Jamaica. Richardson visited Jamaica Jan. 20-22, meeting with security leaders to reaffirm support of the U.S.-Jamaica security partnership. (Photo courtesy U.S. Embassy Jamaica)
SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Jamaica, Strengthens Partnership with ‘Regional Security Leader’
By U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs | Jan. 22, 2022
The Commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, visited Jamaica Jan. 20-22, meeting with security leaders to reaffirm support of the U.S.-Jamaica security partnership. Richardson also attended the...

CARIBBEAN SEA - (Jan. 7, 2022) – Approximately 315 kilograms of suspected cocaine seized by the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) and embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 402 sits on the flight deck before being offloaded by law enforcement officials, Jan. 7, 2022.  Milwaukee is deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter-illicit drug trafficking missions in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Danielle Baker/Released)
USS Milwaukee Seizes $22 Million in Suspected Cocaine
By U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command / U.S. 4th Fleet | Jan. 18, 2022
The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 402 seized an estimated $22 million in suspected cocaine, Jan. 7, 2022...

Bales of contraband are stacked in front of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless (WMEC-624) at Base Miami Beach, Dec. 7, 2021. The contraband was part of more than $148 million of illegal narcotics offloaded by the Dauntless crew. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Zimmerman)
Coast Guard offloads more than $148 million of illegal narcotics in Miami
By U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast | Dec. 9, 2021
Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless’ crew offloaded more than $148 million of illegal narcotics at Base Miami Beach, Tuesday, from three separate interdictions in the Caribbean Sea, in the past two weeks...

BRASILIA, Brazil (Nov. 23, 2021) -- U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson commander of U.S. Southern Command, meets with Brazilian Defense Minister Walter Braga Netto. Richardson visited Brazil Nov. 22-24 to meet with defense leaders to discuss security cooperation. (Photo courtesy U.S. Embassy Colombia)
SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Brazil
By U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs Office | Nov. 24, 2021
U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Brazil Nov. 22-24 where she met with military leaders to discuss regional security and the growing defense partnership between the Western...

Command Sergeant Major Benjamin Jones of U.S. Southern Command speaks to participants ahead of the Norwegian Foot March at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, on Nov. 19, 2021. The event, sponsored by Special Operations Command South, raised more than 2,500 pounds in non-perishable food donations to help support service members, veterans and their families in the South Florida area. (Courtesy photo)
SOUTHCOM and SOCSOUTH team up for Norwegian-style ruck march in South Florida
By | Nov. 24, 2021
More than 100 military and civilian members from U.S. Southern Command and Special Operations Command South participated in the famed “Norwegian Foot March,” a grueling physical test that includes carrying a 25-pound ruck...

COLOMBIA (Nov. 16, 2021) -- U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command, is greeted with honors upon arrival to Colombia. Richardson visited Colombia Nov. 16-18 to meet with defense leaders to discuss security cooperation. (Photo courtesy U.S. Embassy Colombia)
SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Colombia
By U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs Office | Nov. 19, 2021
U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command, wrapped up a three-day visit to Colombia where she met with military leaders to discuss security cooperation. The visit was Richardson’s first official trip...

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Located at Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South) conducts detection and monitoring (D&M) operations throughout their Joint Operating Area to facilitate the interdiction of illicit trafficking in support of national and partner nation security. 

Martillo (Hammer) is a multi-national detection, monitoring and interdiction operation conducted by U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels and aircraft as well as U.S. federal law enforcement assets working in cooperation with military and law enforcement units from various Central and South American nations, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Martillo is a USSOUTHCOM supported and Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South) led operation to deny transnational criminal organizations the ability to exploit shipment routes in the for the movement of narcotics, precursor chemicals, bulk cash, human trafficking and weapons.

 

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