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MIAMI — U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) recognized a team of subject-matter experts providing technical assistance to maritime-security forces in the Caribbean March 8 after the team earned a Department of Defense award for “excellence in maintenance training, advice, and assistance of foreign security forces.”

The Department of Defense presented the SOUTHCOM-based Technical Assistance Field Team (TAFT) with the 2017 Secretary of Defense Foreign Security Forces Maintenance Award for “outstanding achievement and excellence in all facets of maintenance mission support” during a ceremony in Salt Lake City Dec. 5.

TAFT’s technical expertise is one of various forms of security assistance the U.S. is providing to Caribbean nations as part of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative…

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