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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. 

JIATF South coordinates with the interagency and international partners to illuminate transnational organized crime networks and support interdiction and apprehension by U.S. and Partner Nation law enforcement agencies.
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Coast Guard Rear Adm. Pat DeQuattro, JIATFS Director, and Navy Rear Adm. Stephanie Keck, JIATFS Deputy Director, recently hosted a visit by Rep. Pete Aguilar of California's 31st Congressional District and a member of the House Appropriations Committee's Defense; Transportation, Housing & Urban Development; and Homeland Security subcommittees. Rep. Aguilar received an orientation brief and tour of JIATF South operations.
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JIATF-S, expect some significant weather tomorrow. • Locally heavy rainfall 1 to 2 inches, isolated near 3 inches, with local street and poor drainage area flooding possible. • Sustained northeast winds near 20 kts with gusts 25-30 kts midday until evening Tuesday. • No damaging winds or tornadoes are expected, with lightning strikes and heavy downpours the main threats. • Tides may run noticeably high Gulf side of the Lower Keys especially late Tuesday evening, however no significant flooding is expected.
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A well-deserved recognition, U.S. Coast Guard Southeast!
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Air Force Col. J. Marshall Groves, JIATF South Chief of Staff, recently hosted visitors from the U.S. Air Force's Air War College. Officers from various nations received an orientation brief, information on operations, and introductions to foreign liaison officers. This visit strengthened relations with military officers on the path to become future Chiefs of Staff or Ministers of Defense in their respective countries.
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Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Sean Edwards, JIATF South Command Master Chief, recently hosted a visit by Command Master Chief Rob Bushey, Deputy Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. Also joining the visit was Master Chief Petty Officer Henry Audette, US Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Master Chief. This visit was an opportunity to learn more about U.S. Coast Guard support to JIATF South, and for local Coast Guard personnel to meet with its senior leadership.
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Navy Rear Adm. Stephanie Keck, JIATF South Deputy Director, and Mr. David Lent, JIATF South Vice Director, recently hosted Mrs. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and members of her office. They visited JIATF South to gain familiarization on the JIATF South mission and operations.
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JIATF South military and civilian personnel were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments during the February All Hands ceremony. Congratulations to our awardees, who were recognized for their hard work and comitments to excellence.
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JIATF South recently bid farewell to two foreign liaison officers: Mr. Eldo Maranhao (Special Agent, Polícia Federal - PF), and Lt. Col. Gustavo Muñoz (Ejército GT Oficial). Liaison officers received recognitions from JIATF South and U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), to highlight their invaluable contributions to enhancing regional security. Best of luck to you and your families, from your colleagues and friends in Key West!
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Coast Guard Rear Adm. Pat DeQuattro, JIATF South Director; and Mr. Brett Chianella, JIATF South Vice Director, recently hosted a delegation from the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Congressional Affairs, House of Representatives Liaison Office. Visitors received an orientation brief and tour of JIATF South operations. This visit familiarized key House of Representative staff members with the vital role that the U.S. Coast Guard plays in the JIATF South mission, and described local partnerships between JIATF South and US Coast Guard Sector Key West.
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Coast Guard Rear Adm. Pat DeQuattro, JIATF South Director; Navy Rear Adm. Stephanie Keck, JIATF South Deputy Director; and CBP's Mr. David Lent, JIATF South Vice Director, recently hosted Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Luis Navarro Jiménez, Commanding General of Fuerzas Militares de Colombia. Brig. Gen. Juan Carlos Correa, Director J7/J9 Exercises and Coalition, Colombia, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) also participated in the visit. Dignitaries received an orientation brief and an introduction to JIATF South's foreign liaison officers. This visit helped explore opportunities for coordinating team efforts in the region.
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Today JIATF South celebrated our 30th anniversary alongside our valued people and some of our trusted partners. Over the past 30 years, we have changed names a number of times, expanded our joint operations area, grown our workforce five-fold, and added liaison officers from various U.S. and international agencies. However, our core mission--detection and monitoring of illicit trafficking--and our dedication to building trust with partners have remained unchanged. For those who were unable to attend: we also thank you for your support over the last 30 years. Please enjoy these pictures from the event.
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Welcome to the livestream of today’s 30th anniversary event, which includes our history and remarks from Rear Adm. Pat DeQuattro (JIATFS Director) and keynote speaker Lt. Gen. Mike Plehn (U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Military Deputy Commander).
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Navy Rear Adm. Stephanie Keck, JIATF South Deputy Director, recently hosted Brig. Gen. Juan Carlos Correa, Director J7/J9 Exercises and Coalition, Colombia, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). He received a command orientation and introduction to foreign liaison officers.
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Navy Rear Adm. Stephanie Keck, JIATF South deputy director, recently hosted a delegation from the Dominican Republic. Brig. Gen. Marcos Mejía Sánchez of the Fuerza Aérea de República Dominicana, and representatives from the Direccion Nacional de Control de Drogas, Armada de República Dominicana, and the Ejército de República Dominicana received a command orientation, introductions to foreign liaison officers, and an overview of JIATF South operations. This visit bolstered partnerships focused on enhancing security in the region.
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Members of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation recently visited JIATF South. Visitors received an orientation brief and learned more about JIATF South's mission and capabilities.
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Coast Guard Rear Adm. Pat DeQuattro, JIATF South Director, recently hosted the latest National Defense University's CAPSTONE class. Visitors received an orientation brief and introduction to JIATF South's operations, intelligence, and innovation and technology. This visit is an important part of training for new general officers and flag officers, providing valuable information on effective interservice and interagency operations, as well as knowledge on a key mission set.
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Coast Guard Rear Adm. Pat DeQuattro, JIATF South Director; and Navy Rear Adm. Stephanie Keck, JIATF South Deputy Director; recently hosted a delegation from Mexico. Brig. Gen. Anastacio Santos Alvarez (Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional), Group Gen. Roman Carmona Landa (Sistema Integral de Vigilancia Aerea), and Rear Adm. Jorge Medina Antonio (Secretaría de Marina) received a command orientation, tour of operations, and introductions to foreign liaison officers. This visit also included discussions with leaders from NORAD and U.S. Northcom, US Coast Guard PACAREA/District 11 Command Center, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations, thereby bolstering partnerships focused on detection and monitoring of illicit trafficking in our region.
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Coast Guard Rear Adm. Pat DeQuattro, JIATF South Director; and Navy Rear Adm. Stephanie Keck, JIATF South Deputy Director, recently hosted a delegation from Costa Rica. Minister Michael Soto Rojas, Costa Rica's Ministerio de Seguridad Pública; and Mr. Eduardo Trejos Lalli, Director of the Dirección de Inteligencia y Seguridad (DIS) received an orientation brief, tour of JIATFS operations, and introductions to foreign liaison officers. This visit cemented existing partnerships committed to enhancing security in our region.
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JIATF-S, a chance for some significant weather headed our way.
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