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US, Guyana Defence Forces reinforce friendship, cement partnership during Exercise Fused Response 2012

Guyana Defense Force soldiers and Special Operations Forces ride in a helicopter after completing a training exercise as part of Exercise Fused Response 2012, March 8, in the town of Maukuria. The exercise involves Guyana Defense Forces and U.S. Forces assigned to Special Operations Command South working together in order to enhance their collective ability to combat regional threats such as illicit trafficking and organized crime. The GDF and U.S. Forces enjoy a strong working relationship based on respect and the ability to work together to improve interoperability.



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This work, US, Guyana Defence Forces reinforce friendship, cement partnership during Exercise Fused Response 2012 [Image 3 of 11], by SGT Joseph Tolliver, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.08.2012

Date Posted:03.13.2012 16:29

Photo ID:541370

VIRIN:120308-A-#####-009

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Location:GEORGETOWN, GYGlobe

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  • Members of the 7th Special Forces Group train Guyana Defense Force soldiers on the proper loading procedures inside a helicopter, March 3 near Camp Stephenson, outside the capital city of Georgetown. The training exchange is in support of Exercise Fused Response 2012, which involves U.S. and Guyana Defense Forces working together in order to enhance their collective ability to combat regional threats such as terrorism, illicit trafficking and organized crime. Special Operations Command South is serving as the executive agent for this exercise. As the Special Operations component for U.S. Southern Command, SOCSOUTH plans and executes all special operations activities across the Caribbean, Central and South America.
  • From left to right: Guyana Defense Force Commodore Gary Best, Guyana Defense Force Chief of Staff, shakes hands with U.S. Air Force Col. John D. Poast, a senior military official with U.S. Special Operations Command South, following a senior leader's meeting March 7 at Camp Stephenson, Guyana, 25 miles outside of Georgetown.  This meeting is one of several key engagements currently taking place during Exercise Fused Response 2012, a joint Guyana-U.S. military exchange aimed at improving interoperability and increasing capacity among the participating forces. The exercise involves approximately 500 personnel working together in order to improve their collective ability to combat regional threats such as illicit trafficking and organized crime.
  • U.S. Army Col. Shannon L. Boehm, in charge of military operations for U.S. Special Operations Command South, gives a presentation to Clemente Rohee, Guyana's Minister of Home Affairs, Guyana Defense Force Chief of Staff, Commodore Gary Best, Guyana Col. Bruce Lovell, Chief of Operations, and several members of the GDF and U.S. military during a senior leader's meeting, March 7, on Camp Stephenson, 25 miles outside of Georgetown. The meeting was about the ongoing activities and training in support of Exercise Fused 2012. The exercise involves the Guyana Defense Forces and U.S. military working together in order to enhance their collective ability to combat regional threats such as illicit trafficking. GDF and U.S. forces work together to improve interoperability in order to achieve these goals.
  • U.S. Army Col. Shannon L. Boehm, in charge of military operations for U.S. Special Operations Command South, gives a presentation to The Honorable Clemente Rohee, Guyana's Minister of Home Affairs, Guyana Defense Force Chief of Staff, Commodore Gary Best, Guyana Col. Bruce Lovell, chief of Operations, and several members of the GDF and U.S. military and civilians officials during a senior leader's meeting March 7 on Camp Stephenson, 25 miles outside of Georgetown. The meeting was held in order to discuss ongoing training events as part of Exercise Fused Response 2012.The exercise is aimed at improving interoperability and increasing the capacity among the participating forces. Other goals include, working together in order to enhance their collective ability to combat regional threats such as illicit trafficking and organized crime.

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US, Guyana Defense Forces reinforce friendship, cement partnership during Exercise Fused Response 2012

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