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Professionals Looking at Maritime Piracy & Security

In early September we welcomed five International Visitor Leadership Program professionals from Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, and Timor-Leste to northwest Florida.   The group’s national agenda sought to highlight challenges in combating piracy and to emphasize maritime security operations and inter-agency coordination. On the first day, the group met Patrick Nichols of Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola...

Welcoming Law Enforcement Professionals

In early August, the U.S. Department of State sent a group of eight law enforcement officers from across South America to Pensacola as part of an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) project highlighting community policing efforts. The group originated from Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, and Venezuela.  Pensacola was their final stop on a...

Mexican Students Visit Pensacola!

From July 20th to August 1st, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council welcomed Jovenes en Accion, a group of Mexican youth participating in a U.S. Department of State youth leadership program in conjunction with the Mexican Ministry of Education. The youth came from the Mexican states of Colima, Chihuahua, and Mexico State. As part of...
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