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    Ohio resident participates in Caribbean exercise Tradewinds 2017

    Ohio resident participates in Caribbean exercise Tradewinds 2017

    Photo By Sgt. Renee Seruntine | United States Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Franke guides Navy divers from...... read more read more

    ST. MICHAEL, BARBADOS

    06.06.2017

    Story by Sgt. Renee Seruntine 

    U.S. Southern Command

    BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS – United States Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Franke, an Oxford, Ohio native, is participating in Tradewinds 2017, an annual, multi-national exercise in the Caribbean Sea.

    Franke, a 12-year Navy veteran, joined 2,500 other service members from 20 countries who are participating in Tradewinds 2017 exercises in Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago from June 6-17, 2017.

    Tradewinds, sponsored by United States Southern Command, headquartered in Miami, Florida is a joint, combined exercise conducted in conjunction with partner nations to enhance the collective abilities of defense forces and constabularies to counter transnational organized crime and terrorism, and to conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.

    During the Caribbean-focused exercise, Franke, a 2005 graduate of Talawanda High School, helped ensure a seamless partnership, cross-trained with other service members to ensure a better response to natural disasters and land and maritime threats, including illicit trafficking in the critical region

    Partner nations participating in the exercise include Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago as well as military personnel from the United States, Canada, France, Mexico, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

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    Date Taken: 06.06.2017
    Date Posted: 06.07.2017 11:48
    Story ID: 236678
    Location: ST. MICHAEL, BB
    Hometown: OXFORD, OH, US

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