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    Mahopac Native Participates in US, Caribbean Military Exercise

    U.S. Coast Guardsmen in Tradewinds 2018

    Photo By Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Russell | 180613-N-RG360-0015 NASSAU, Bahamas (June 13, 2018) U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Machinery...... read more read more

    NASSAU, Bahamas – U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Machinery Technician 1st Class Kevin Moore, a Mahopac, New York native assigned to USCG Cutter Charles David Jr., is participating in Tradewinds 2018 – a joint and multinational military exercise that takes place annually in the Caribbean.

    The 2005 graduate of Mahopac High School is an 11-year veteran of the armed forces. He is joined by 1,700 military and civilian personnel from 21 partner nations in the Bahamas and St. Kitts and Nevis from June 4-21.

    Tradewinds, sponsored by U.S. Southern Command, is an annual joint, multinational and interagency training exercise conducted in conjunction with partner nations to increase regional cooperation in complex multinational security operations and humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations.

    During the Caribbean-focused exercise, Moore is training with other servicemembers to ensure a better response to natural disasters and land and maritime threats, including illicit trafficking in the region.

    Nations participating in the exercise include Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, France, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom and the United States.



    Date Taken: 06.18.2018
    Date Posted: 06.18.2018 09:58
    Story ID: 281315
    Location: MAHOPAC, NY, US 
    Hometown: MAHOPAC, NY, US

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