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  • Airman leaves Dominican Republic to pursue the American dream

    Growing up in Consuelo, a small town in the Dominican Republic, an Airman from the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron was torn between staying behind to help support his seven siblings or leaving to pursue the American dream.
  • AF medics enhance skills, build relationships in Dominican Republic

    Airmen from the 59th Medical Wing are improving their clinical skills and building international relationships during a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored readiness training exercise in the Dominican Republic.
  • AFSOUTH partnership brings illicit air drug trafficking to a halt

    In 2010, illegal drugs were being flown into the Dominican Republic at an alarming rate. The continual issue of drug trafficking led the Dominican government to seek new aircraft and tactics to deal with the problem. They turned to the U.S. Southern Command, which is responsible for U.S. military involvement in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. U.S. Southern Command turned to its air component, Air Forces Southern at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, for expertise in interdicting illicit air traffic and regaining air sovereignty and the Sovereign Skies program was born.
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