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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.

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JIATF-S Director, USCG Rear Admiral Mark Fedor on Fighting Transnational Organized Crime
By | Nov. 2, 2023
 Americtocracy with Troy Edgar In this week’s episode, host Troy Edgar travels to Key West, Florida to meet at the Joint Interagency Task Force - South (JIATF-S) headquarters with Director, Rear Admiral Mark Fedor.  Admiral...

Saildrone successfully completed an evaluation of the unmanned surface vessel Saildrone Voyager’s radar and electronic sensors against surface targets in the vicinity of Key West
C4F’s Hybrid Fleet Completes Target Detection Test
By Public Affairs | Oct. 19, 2023
KEY WEST, Florida   – Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-South) and Saildrone successfully completed an evaluation of the unmanned surface vessel Saildrone Voyager’s radar and electronic sensors against surface targets...

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC 621) returned home, Thursday, to Naval Station Mayport after completing a 49-day deployment in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Florida Straits.
Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns home after $30 million drug seizure, rescue of 2
By Public Affairs | Oct. 16, 2023
MAYPORT, Fla.— The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC 621) returned home, Thursday, to Naval Station Mayport after completing a 49-day deployment in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Florida...

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Confidence offloaded more than 12,100 pounds of cocaine worth more than $160 million in Miami.
Coast Guard offloads more than $160 million in illegal narcotics
By Public Affairs | Sept. 20, 2023
MIAMI — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Confidence offloaded more than 12,100 pounds of cocaine worth more than $160 million in Miami, Tuesday.Coast Guard and partner agency crews interdicted the illegal drugs during nine...

The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC 910) returned home to Key West, Friday, following a 55-day patrol in the Western Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean.
US Coast Guard Cutter Thetis nabs $70 million in illegal narcotics during 55-day patrol
By Public Affairs | Sept. 19, 2023
KEY WEST, Fla. – The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC 910) returned home to Key West, Friday, following a 55-day patrol in the Western Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean.Patrolling in support of Joint...

Five arrested smuggling 4 metric tons of cocaine
By Public Affairs | Aug. 24, 2023
WASHINGTON -- While conducting bilateral operations, an aircrew from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) spoiled cocaine smugglers’ best efforts to traffic nearly four metric tons of...

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) offloaded more than 11,600 pounds of cocaine and 5,500 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $158 million in San Diego.
Coast Guard crew offloads more than $158 million worth of narcotics in San Diego
By Public Affairs | Aug. 17, 2023
SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) offloaded more than 11,600 pounds of cocaine and 5,500 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $158 million in San Diego, Monday.The interdictions were...

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...

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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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