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Hurricane Graphic  Where can I get the latest hurricane evacuation information? All the latest evacuation information can be found on the JIATFS Facebook page.
 Hurricane Graphic  When does the Hurricane season start? Hurricane Season starts June 1st and lasts until November 30th.


Readout of Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Christopher W. Grady's Office Call with Honduran Chief of Defense Rear Adm. José Jorge Fortín
By | Sept. 7, 2022
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Christopher W. Grady met with the Honduran Chief of Defense Rear Adm. José Jorge Fortín today at the Pentagon...

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Francis Evon, left foreground, the Connecticut adjutant general, shakes hands with a Uruguayan Army soldier during a visit to the National Peace Operations Training School of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay, Aug. 10, 2022. The school is where Uruguayan military and police forces train to prepare to deploy in support of U.N. peacekeeping operations.
Connecticut National Guard Leaders Build Bonds in Uruguay
By Sgt. Matthew Lucibello | Sept. 1, 2022
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Francis Evon, the Connecticut adjutant general, and other Connecticut Army National Guard officers visited Montevideo, Uruguay, Aug. 6-10, to strengthen bonds with the Uruguayan Armed Forces...

Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder conducts a press briefing at the Pentagon, Aug. 31, 2022.
U.S. Honors Service Members Involved in Afghan Evacuation
By Jim Garamone | Aug. 31, 2022
All units involved in the retrograde operation from Afghanistan will be awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation or its equivalent, Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder announced...

Air Force Senior Airman Matt Pluhoeski, right, works with a Brazilian service member during a simulated medical evacuation as part of Exercise Tapio in Campo Grande, Brazil, Aug. 24, 2022. Pluhoeski is a pararescue airman assigned to the 103rd Rescue Squadron of the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Squadron.
New York Guard Trains With Brazilian Military
One hundred New York National Guard airmen, including 80 from the 106th Rescue Wing, are participating in exercises with their Brazilian air force counterparts...

New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing maintenance team member Master Sgt. Jordan Butler, HH-60 crew chief, speaks with Brig. Gen. Denise Donnell, the commander of the New York Air National Guard, and Col. Shawn Fitzgerald, the 106th Rescue Wing commander and Exercise TÁPIO American mission commander. The combined Brazilian-U.S. exercise occurred in and near Campo Grande, Brazil, Aug. 29, 2022.
New York National Guard, Brazil Conduct Exercise TAPIO
By Maj. Jean Kratzer | Aug. 31, 2022
One hundred and five New York Air National Guard members participated in the fifth annual Brazilian Joint Exercise TAPIO Aug. 20-31...

Soldiers from the 3rd Company, 5th Light Infantry Battalion (Air Mobile), Brazilian Army, execute a blank fire rehearsal to seize an enemy objective as part of a bilateral training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. U.S. Army observer-controllers (OCs) assigned to JRTC Operations Group Task Force 3 provided a controlled environment allowing the Brazilian soldiers to enhance their tactical capabilities, while coaching Brazilian Army OCs with best practices.
Brazilian Army leadership lauds opportunity to train with U.S. Army at JRTC
By Donald Sparks | Aug. 30, 2022
Prior to his soldiers arriving to the Joint Readiness Training Center, or JRTC, at Fort Polk, Louisiana, to take part in a bilateral training exercise, Gen. Estevam Cals Theophilo, commander, Brazilian Army Land Operations...



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.