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    Derby, Connecticut resident participates in Caribbean exercise Tradewinds 2017

    Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser participates in a gunnery exercise for Tradewinds 2017

    Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Stanton | Seaman Mia Mauro, stationed on the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser, prepares to...... read more read more



    Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Stanton  

    U.S. Coast Guard District 11

    By U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – United States Coast Guard Seaman Mia Mauro, a Derby, Connecticut, native is participating in Tradewinds 2017, an annual, multi-national exercise in the Caribbean Sea.

    Mauro, who has been in the Coast Guard for four months, joined 2,500 other servicemembers from 20 countries, in Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago from June 6-17, 2017.

    Tradewinds, sponsored by United States Southern Command, headquartered in Miami, Fla., 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, Mauro, a 2016 graduate of Derby 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.



    Date Taken: 06.08.2017
    Date Posted: 06.08.2017 15:34
    Story ID: 236919
    Location: DERBY, CT, US 

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