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SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 4, 2019) File photo of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110). On Sept. 30, 2020, the ship challenged Venezuela’s excessive maritime claims in international waters during a successful freedom of navigation operation in the Caribbean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Semales/Released)
USS William P. Lawrence Freedom-Of-Navigation Operation Challenges Venezuela’s Excessive Maritime Claim
By | Sept. 30, 2020
The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) challenged Venezuela’s excessive maritime claims in international waters during a successful freedom of navigation operation in the Caribbean Sea Sept. 30, 2020.

Loadmasters, assigned to the 15th Airlift Squadron from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., offload a mobile field hospital from a C-17 Globemaster III at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica, Sept. 19, 2020. Aircrew, assigned to the 15th Airlift Squadron, transported the large mobile field hospital from Charleston to Kingston, where it will be donated to health care providers and used to support the Caribbean nation’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation, made on behalf of the American people, cost $753,000 and was purchased as a part of U.S. Southern Command’s ongoing assistance to nations responding to the global pandemic in the Caribbean and Latin America and funded by the command’s Humanitarian Assistance Program, HAP. The command has also delivered mobile field hospitals to Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic and, in total, will donate 24 field hospitals to 11 countries. (Photo by Staff Sergeant Lance Valencia)
U.S. Air Force Transports Large Field Hospital to Jamaica Donated by Southcom to Support Island’s Covid-19 Response
By | Sept. 19, 2020
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft transported a large mobile field hospital from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., to Kingston, Jamaica Sept. 19, where it will be donated to health-care providers and used to support the Caribbean nation’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane wrap pallets of drugs for offload at Port Everglades, Florida, Sept. 17, 2020. The crew offloaded approximately 12,100 pounds of cocaine and approximately 5,759 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $216 million. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Nicole J. Groll)
Coast Guard Offloads $216 million of Cocaine, Marijuana
By U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast | Sept. 18, 2020
The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC 903) crew offloaded approximately 12,100 pounds of cocaine and approximately 5,759 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $216 million, Thursday, in Port Everglades.

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) crewmembers inspect a low-profile semi-submersible in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean Aug. 14, 2020. Coast Guard crews seized more than 26,000 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $390 million, through thirteen separate suspected drug smuggling interdictions and disruptions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America between late May and late August. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Coast Guard Crew Offloads More Than 26,000 Pounds of Cocaine, Marijuana Worth $390 Million in San Diego
By U.S. Coast Guard 11th District PA Detachment San Diego | Sept. 11, 2020
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) offloaded more than 26,000 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego, Thursday. The drugs, worth an estimated $390 million, were seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. They represent 13 suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America between late May and late August.

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Aug. 24, 2020) -- U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Sharon Day delivered three field hospitals, purchased by U.S. Southern Command, to the Costa Rican government during an official donation ceremony Aug. 24, 2020. Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support has procured 24 mobile hospitals for SOUTHCOM to donate to 11 countries throughout the region. (Photos courtesy U.S. Embassy Costa Rica)
DLA provides mobile hospitals to SOUTHCOM nations for COVID-19 response
By Christian Deluca | Sept. 9, 2020
: Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support is providing 24 mobile hospitals to the U.S. Southern Command for distribution to 11 countries in its region in support of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Official shield of U.S. Southern Command.
SOUTHCOM, South American Defense Leaders Meet Virtually To Discuss Partnering During Pandemic
By | Aug. 27, 2020
U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) hosted defense leaders from South America Aug. 27 during the first virtual South America Defense Conference (SOUTHDEC), focused on how to strengthen defense partnerships in a pandemic environment.

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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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