U.S. Military Representatives Visit Guyana for Trade Winds Planning Conference

Military representatives from the United States and 21 partner nations are participating this week in the Main Planning Conference for the 36th annual Tradewinds exercise, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational Caribbean-focused security exercise.

Tradewinds 2020 will occur in June and will be held at several Guyana locations. All training locations provide opportunities to conduct joint, combined, and interagency partner nation capacity building focused on increasing regional cooperation in complex multinational security operations, as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations.

This year’s exercise will include participation by officials and senior leadership of CARICOM and its functional sub agencies, many of whom are participating in this week’s planning conference.

The strong relationships forged during Tradewinds through the exchange of knowledge and expertise are key to maintaining regional security and prosperity throughout the Caribbean.

For information on this exercise, contact Mr. Michael Dougherty at michael.c.dougherty2.civ@mail.mil.

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