Feb. 29, 2024

AMO and partners conduct joint airborne resupply operations at sea

Airborne Deployable Delivery System (ADDS) at-sea resupply operations via the AMO P-3 enables U.S. Coast Guard cutter crews to remain on station and operational instead of returning to port to receive critical resources.

Nov. 2, 2023

JIATF-S Director, USCG Rear Admiral Mark Fedor on Fighting Transnational Organized Crime

 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 Fedor shares his insights into the mission of JIATF-S, which involves countering illicit drug, human, and weapons trafficking

Oct. 19, 2023

C4F’s Hybrid Fleet Completes Target Detection Test

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 in the vicinity of Key West September 29, 2023.Part of U.S. 4th Fleet’s campaign to inform the hybrid fleet, the evaluation

Oct. 16, 2023

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns home after $30 million drug seizure, rescue of 2

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 Straits. Patrolling in support of the Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast’s Operation Vigilant Sentry and Joint Interagency Task

Sept. 20, 2023

Coast Guard offloads more than $160 million in illegal narcotics

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 separate cases in the international waters of the Caribbean Sea.  “Our team worked extremely hard, day-in and day-out, to stop

Sept. 19, 2023

US Coast Guard Cutter Thetis nabs $70 million in illegal narcotics during 55-day patrol

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 Interagency Task Force South, Thetis worked alongside other Coast Guard cutters and U.S. partners to conduct counterdrug operations

Aug. 24, 2023

AMO Detect Self-Propelled Semi-Submersible

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 cocaine across open waters southwest of Mexico.       A Self-Propelled Semi-Submersible, or SPSS, is designed to be hard to detect

Aug. 17, 2023

Coast Guard crew offloads more than $158 million worth of narcotics in San Diego

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 conducted during counter-narcotics patrols in the Eastern Pacific Ocean between May and July by crews of the Coast Guard Cutters

Sept. 12, 2022

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Colombia, Brazil

U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Colombia and Brazil this week, meeting with leaders to discuss security cooperation.