Alberto Castillo and Colonel Washington Martinez of the
Uruguayan Air Force attended a Regional Air Force Counterdrug
Conference 3-6 August in Key West, Florida. This annual
conference, sponsored by the US 12th Air Force, brings together
senior Air Force personnel from throughout Latin America
to discuss their counterdrug efforts, and to identify areas
of mutual interest and cooperation. The conference also
included a tour of the Joint Inter-Agency Task Force headquarters
in Key West, and the US Air Force aerostat tethered radar
system at Cudjoe Key.
All transportation, lodging and meals for the conference
were provided by funds from the United States Southern Command.
CDR Vince Lambert of the Office of Defense Cooperation at
the US Embassy Montevideo served as escort officer for the