Tradewinds 2018 forges U.S.-Caribbean partnerships for regional prosperity

U.S. forces, along with more than 20 Caribbean nation partners, took part in Exercise Tradewinds 2018, which kicked off in St. Kitts June 4, to conduct joint, combined, and interagency partner-nation capacity building.

The international exercise has been taking place in the Caribbean for more than 30 years. U.S. Air Force Col. Steven Cherrington, U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) exercise division chief and Tradewinds Phase I lead representative, said USSOUTHCOM is honored to facilitate this exercise to bring everyone together to build enduring relationships. “We’ve gone from five nations participating and now we’re up to 20 different ones, to include Canada, the United Kingdom,” said Cherrington.

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