Tradewinds, an annual Caribbean-focused exercise overseen by U.S. Southern Command, focuses on building and strengthening partnerships. The exercise helps nations better respond to natural disasters and land and maritime threats, including illicit trafficking.
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UNITAS, Latin for “unity,” is an annual U.S. Southern Command, multinational naval exercise designed to enhance security cooperation between South American and U.S. maritime forces. This is the 53rd year partner nations have participated in UNITAS, making it the longest ongoing maritime exercise in this region as well as the largest.
Through the sweltering 85-degree Caribbean heat and 79 percent humidity, U.S. Coast Guard members renewed partnerships with 16 other countries during Exercise Tradewinds 2012.