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    Louisiana resident participates in Caribbean exercise Tradewinds 2017

    Louisiana resident participates in Tradewinds 2017

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Garrett Dipuma | Army Sgt. 1st Class Sharon Mock, 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Louisiana...... read more read more

    By U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– Louisiana Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Sharon Mock, 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, served as a public affairs specialist and videographer for Tradewinds 2017, a U.S. Southern Command directed training exercise hosted by Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago, June 6-17.

    Mock, a native of Lowell, Massachusetts, and a current resident of Luling, Louisiana and a 22-year armed forces veteran, has previously deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Iraq. She has also deployed to Afghanistan as a DoD contractor. She joined 2,500 other service members from 20 countries in Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago from June 6-17, 2017.

    Tradewinds, sponsored by U.S. Southern Command, headquartered in Miami, Florida, is a joint and 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, Mock, a graduate of Greater Lowell Regional Vocational Technical School in 1986, trained with other service-members to ensure a better response to natural disasters and land and maritime threats, including illicit trafficking in the 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: 06.14.2017
    Date Posted: 06.14.2017 13:14
    Story ID: 237858
    Location: BB
    Hometown: LOWELL, MA, US

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