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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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MIAMI (Nov. 10, 2020) -- Ecuadorian Army Lt. Gen. Luis Lara Jaramillo, Chief of the Ecuadorian Armed Forces’ Joint Staff, talks with  U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, the commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). Lara Jaramillo visited the headquarters of SOUTHCOM to meet with command leaders to discuss his country’s longstanding cooperative defense ties with the United States. (Photo by Juan Chiari, U.S. Army Garrison-Miami)
Ecuador’s Chief of Defense visits U.S. Southern Command
By | Nov. 10, 2020
Ecuadorian Army Lt. Gen. Luis Lara Jaramillo, Chief of the Ecuadorian Armed Forces’ Joint Staff, visited the headquarters of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) in Miami November 10.

A U.S. Army South HH-60 Black Hawk helicopter assigned to the 1-228th Aviation Regiment, Joint Task Force-Bravo rescued victims of Hurricane Eta stranded in floodwaters following the effects of Hurricane Eta in Honduras, Nov. 5, 2020. JTF-B’s training and strategic location allows them to mobilize and respond to an emergency with very short notice, enabling them to rapidly respond to the needs of our partners. (Courtesy photo)
JTF-Bravo Rescues Victims of Hurricane Eta
By | Nov. 6, 2020
A U.S. Black Hawk medical evacution helicopter crew assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B) in Honduras rescued victims of Hurricane Eta stranded in floodwaters earlier today following the effects of Hurricane Eta.

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SOUTHCOM Hosts U.S.-Chile Space Engagement Talks with U.S. SPACECOM and U.S. Space Force
By U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs | Oct. 29, 2020
U.S. Southern Command hosted U.S.-Chile Space Engagement Talks with U.S. military and Chilean representatives during separate virtual sessions Oct. 28-29.

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Central America
By SOUTHCOM Public Affairs | Oct. 28, 2020
Adm. Craig Faller visited Central America Oct. 19 – 23 to meet with leaders in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica to discuss continued security cooperation and counter narcotics support.

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.

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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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