November 12, 2019

Wyoming native participates in Caribbean exercise Tradewinds 2017

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Story by Sgt. Renee Seruntine 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

BRIDGETOWN, – United States Navy Senior Chief Michael Bailey, Naval Sea Systems Command Dive Detachment of Norfolk, Virginia and Evanston, Wyoming native is participating in Tradewinds 2017, an annual multi-national exercise in the .

Bailey, a 23-year Navy veteran, joined 2,500 other service members from 20 countries who are participating in Tradewinds exercises in Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago from June 6-17.

Tradewinds, sponsored by United States Southern Command, headquartered in Miami, Florida is a joint, combined exercise conducted in conjunction with partner nations to enhance the collective abilities of defense forces and constabularies to counter transnational organized crime and terrorism, and to conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.

During the Caribbean-focused exercise, Bailey, a 1994 graduate of Evanston High School, helped ensure a seamless partnership, cross-trained with other service members to ensure a better response to natural disasters and land and maritime threats, including illicit trafficking in the critical region.

Partner nations participating in the exercise include Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, , Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago as well as military personnel from the United States, Canada, France, Mexico, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

IMAGE: Wyoming native participates in Tradewinds 2017
Photo By Sgt. Renee Seruntine | United States Navy Senior Chief Michael Bailey, Naval Sea Systems

For more on this story go to: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/236828/wyoming-native-participates-caribbean-exercise-tradewinds-2017

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