After the successful completion of Phase One (1) of Exercise Tradewinds in the Dominican Republic from May 30 – June 8, 2019, St. Vincent and the Grenadines will host Phase Two (2) of the exercise from June 14 – 21, 2019. The official opening ceremony will take place on Friday June 14, 2019 at the Car Park of the decommissioned E.T Joshua Airport commencing at 10:00 am.

Exercise Tradewinds is a combined, joint exercise conducted in three phases focused on building the capacity of US and Caribbean forces to better respond to natural disasters, as well as land and maritime threats. Participating countries look to improve security-mission and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief responses through an exchange of knowledge and expertise.

Exercise Tradewinds is approved by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and is sponsored by the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).