El Salvador Land Navigation Course

LA UNION, El Salvador (Dec. 12, 2011) Sgt. Mark Miller, assigned to the Marine detachment embarked aboard High Speed Vessel (HSV 2) Swift, observes Salvadoran Marines use a compass to help them complete a land navigation course on Plaza De Armas training area. The Marines are supporting Southern Partnership Station 2012, an annual deployment of U.S naval assets in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alan B. Owens

Domingo Logo

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Barron Montowski paints the Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 23 logo on the basketball court at Rafaela Santaella Basic School in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Nov. 23, 2011. Montowski is a steelworker assigned to NMCB 23, which completed a three-week project at the school as part of an annual deployment of U.S. ships to the U.S. Southern Command's area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin America. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Matthew Comer.

Southern Partnership Station

U.S. Marine with 2nd Amphibious Assault Squadron render a salute as they board a Colombian marines' river patrol boat in Matuntugo, Colombia, Oct. 16, 2011. The Marines were participating in Southern Partnership Station, an annual deployment of U.S. military training teams to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin America. DoD photo by Spc. Juancarlos Paz.

Thach Arriving In Panama City

 

Guided missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) passes under the Bridge of the Americas before arriving in Panama City, Panama, Aug. 13, 2011, to participate in Panamax 2011. Panamax is an annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored joint exercise series that focuses on ensuring the defense of Panama through live and simulated training scenarios off the coast of Panama and locations in the United States. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith/Released)

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle During A Drone Exercise

The Brazilian navy frigate Bosisio (F 48) fires at an unmanned aerial vehicle during a drone exercise with ships from the United States and Mexico during the Atlantic phase of Unitas 52 April 22, 2011, in the Atlantic Ocean. Unitas, Latin for "unity," is an annual USSOUTHCOM-sponsored, multinational naval exercise designed to enhance security cooperation and improve coalition operations between South American and U.S. maritime forces. Unitas LANT 52 took place as part of Southern Seas 2011. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith.

Honduras Classroom Roof Repair

SAN LORENZO, Honduras (March 8, 2011) Equipment Operator 2nd Class Rathana Sims and Equipment Operator 2nd Class Danny L. Shannon, both assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 28, repair a classroom roof at Escuela Rural Lempira during a weeklong Southern Partnership Station 2011 subject matter expert engagement. Southern Partnership Station is an annual deployment of U.S. ships to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ricardo J. Reyes/Released)

Leap Frog Exercises

PACIFIC OCEAN (June 28, 2010) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) participates in leap frog exercises with the guided-missile frigate USS Klakring (FFG 42) off the coast of Peru. Klakring is on a six-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean as part of Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multinational environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Darryl Wood/Released)

Breaking The Sound Barrier

PACIFIC OCEAN (March 28, 2010) An F/A-18 Super Hornet breaks the sound barrier during a flight demonstration for Peruvian visitors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian White/Released)

Flight Deck Close Up

PACIFIC OCEAN (March 28, 2010) Peruvian military personnel are escorted across the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael C. Barton/Released)

Southern Seas 2010

USS Bunker Hill, At Sea. Petty Officer 3rd Class Drew Collins prepares a MK 38 25 mm machine gun for a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill. Bunker Hill is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multinational environment. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Barker

Carrier Landing Demonstration

PACIFIC OCEAN (March 23, 2010) An FA/18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 lands aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a flight demonstration. Carl Vinson is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker (Released)

Power Plunge

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Freeman prepares to fast-rope during an air power demonstration aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Pacific Ocean, March 20, 2010. The Carl Vinson is supporting Southern Seas, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation to provide U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multinational environment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Barton

Successful Transit Of Strait Of Magellan

STRAIT OF MAGELLAN (March 16, 2010) Capt. Dom DeScisciolo, left, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), speaks with Chilean navy ship pilots Lt. Reitschel and Lt. Cmdr. Garlaschi, following a successful transit of the Strait of Magellan. The strait is considered a challenging route to navigate because of the unpredictable winds and currents, and the narrowness of the passage. Bunker Hill is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

Strait Of Magellan Transit

STRAIT OF MAGELLAN (March 15, 2010) The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) transits the Strait of Magellan on her way to the Pacific Ocean. Bunker Hill is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Antwjuan Richards-Jamison (Released)

Clear Signals

ATLANTIC OCEAN, U.S. Navy Seaman Matthew Rivera signals to sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson from the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill during an underway replenishment in the Atlantic Ocean, March 11, 2010. The Carl Vinson and the Bunker Hill are participating in Atlantic Ocean,, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation to provide U.S. and other forces the opportunity to operate in a multinational environment. () U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Barker

Passenger Transfer

ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 8, 2010) Aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), an aircrew member exits an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the Red Lions‚ of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 15, during a passenger transfer with the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Bunker Hill and Carl Vinson are participating in Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker (Released)

Storm Off The Coast Of Uruguay

ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 6, 2010) The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) performs maneuvers around a storm off the coast of Uruguay. Bunker Hill is participating in Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

Vinson Prepares For Humanitarian Operations In Haiti

Bridge watch standers observe SH-60F Sea Hawks assigned to the Red Lions of Helicopter Squadron 15, land aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 have received orders from U.S. Southern Command to render humanitarian assistance to the Caribbean nation of Haiti, following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake Jan. 12.

U.S. Military Assistance To Earthquake

A U.S. Southern Command assessment team boards a C-130 Hercules aircraft en route to Haiti to support U.S. relief efforts there following the massive Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation. The team will work with U.S. embassy personnel as well as Haitian, United Nations and international officials to assess the situation and facilitate follow on U.S. military support. (U.S. Navy photo/Tech Sgt. Santita Mitchell)

Wasp Returns

NORFOLK (Dec. 22, 2009) Line handlers stand by as the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) returns to Naval Station. Wasp completed a three-month deployment supporting Southern Partnership Station-Amphib in the Southern Command area of responsibility with Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40 and embarked Security Cooperation Marine Air-Ground Task Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Brian Goodwin/Released)

Berthing Shift

SANTA MARTA, Colombia (Aug. 24, 2009) Cryptological Technician (Technical) Seaman Apprentice Michael Catoe, left, Electronics Technician Seaman Jason Delaney and Electronics Technician 2nd Class Edwin Beaufond pull in the aft mooring line during a berthing shift aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Doyle (FFG 39). Doyle is on a six-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean as part of Southern Seas 2009 supporting the U.S. Southern Command Partnership of the Americas strategy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Grieco/Released)

SANTA MARTA, Colombia (Aug. 24, 2009) Cryptological Technician (Technical) Seaman Apprentice Michael Catoe, left, Electronics Technician Seaman Jason Delaney and Electronics Technician 2nd Class Edwin Beaufond pull in the aft mooring line during a berthing shift aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Doyle (FFG 39). Doyle is on a six-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean as part of Southern Seas 2009 supporting the U.S. Southern Command Partnership of the Americas strategy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Grieco/Released)