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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.


Petty Officer 3rd class Brandon New, a crew member of Coast Guard Cutter Bear stands security watch during a drug offload at Miami, Florida, June 16, 2023. The offloaded drugs were interdicted from nine seperate go-fast smuggling interdictions in the international waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Rodriguez)
Coast Guard offloads illegal narcotics
By Coast Guard Seventh District | June 22, 2023
Miami— The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC 901) offloaded more than 14,153 pounds of cocaine worth more than $186 million in Miami, Friday.The offloaded drugs were interdicted during nine separate cases in the...

PANAMA (June 16, 2023) -- The commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson addresses attendees at the closing ceremony of the Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres en Centroamérica y República Dominicana (CEPREDENAC)-led humanitarian and disaster relief exercise. Richardson visited the country June 14-16. (Photo courtesy U.S. Embassy Panama)
Gen. Richardson Meets with Leaders in Panama
By | June 21, 2023
PANAMA (June 16, 2023) – The commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, visited Panama June 14-16 to meet with leaders and reaffirm the close security partnership between the United States and Panama...

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (June 6, 2023) – The commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, poses for a photo along with Jamaican dignitaries and students during a ceremony where the United States donated J$2.4 million worth of state-of-the-art equipment to the nation’s Ministry of Education to support more than a thousand Jamaican students. Richardson was in Jamaica to take part in the Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC 2023). (Photo courtesy U.S. Embassy Jamaica)
Caribbean Leaders Meet to Discuss Security Issues
By Steven McLoud, SOUTHCOM Public Affairs | June 13, 2023
“Strengthening Regional Security Through Informed Action” was this year’s theme as the Jamaican Defence Force (JDF) and the United States Southern Command jointly hosted Caribbean Nations Security Conference 2023 (CANSEC 23)...

Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Alvaro Vicente Perez Duran, Deputy Commander of the Colombian Army, adresses a group of Colombian and U.S. Soldiers after they completed their live fire training lane during their Joint Readiness Training Center rotation at Fort Polk, La. on May 5, 2023.
US, Colombian armies strengthen partnership during training rotation
By Sgt. 1st Class Alan Brutus | May 22, 2023
FORT POLK, Louisiana –  The United States and Colombian armies are continually looking for ways to further strengthen the already rich partnership they share.The latest example of this comes as an infantry company from the...

Members of Panama’s Servicio Nacional de Fronteras (SENAFRONT) transfer cargo from a CH-47 Chinook assigned to the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment as part of exercise Keel Billed Toucan 2023 (known locally as Mercurio V) at a remote location in Panama, May 7, 2023. Since the 1980s, exercises like KBT 23 give Joint Task Force-Bravo, based in Honduras, opportunities to hone its humanitarian assistance and disaster relief skills by working with regional partners, while also providing aid to remote areas across Central America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Duncan McElroy)
JFT-Bravo Joins Panamanian Humanitarian Exercise
By Joint Task Force Bravo | May 21, 2023
Joint Task Force-Bravo, a unit under the U.S. Southern Command and based out of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, will conduct exercise Keel Billed Toucan in locations across Panama from May 9-12.KBT is based on a humanitarian...

New York National Guard 1st Sgt. Amanda Eldred, assigned to the 466 Medical Company, Area Support, reviews a medical bag with Brazilian Army Soldiers during a planning conference for Operation Parana in Foz do Iguazu, Brazil, May 3, 2023. The joint training event in August involves international participation to strengthen partnerships and improve interoperability in the event of a natural disaster in South America.
New York Army Guard Leaders Plan Exercise with Brazil
By Staff Sgt. Jonathan Pietrantoni | May 20, 2023
FOZ DO IGUAZU, Brazil - Two New York Army National Guard leaders visited State Partnership Program partner Brazil May 1-5 to lay the groundwork for Guard participation in a Brazilian disaster response exercise in August.Capt...

Crew members from the USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) and the Brazil Navy ship Amazonas render honors to Amazonas during combined training exercises in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, March 6, 2023. Stone recently completed a multi-mission deployment in the South Atlantic Ocean to counter illicit maritime activities and strengthen relationships for maritime sovereignty throughout the region.
Deepening partnership: Marine deploy with Coast Guard
By Capt. Benjamin Yoder | May 19, 2023
SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN –  A team of Marines from the Marine Corps Information Operations Center recently completed an operational deployment in the South Atlantic Ocean aboard USCGC Stone (WMSL 758).While not the first instance...

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier crewmember helps offload 901 pounds of cocaine in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 3, 2023.  The cutter crew also transferred three suspected smugglers apprehended in this case were to federal agents, following the interdiction of a drug smuggling go-fast vessel north of Puerto Rico, April 29, 2023.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Coast Guard offloads seized cocaine
By U.S. Coast Guard | May 9, 2023
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier crew and Caribbean Corridor Strike Force agents offloaded 901 pounds (411kgs) of cocaine Wednesday in San Juan, Puerto Rico, following the interdiction of a...



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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