A day before the official close of Tradewinds Exercise 2018, foreign Officers and Marines participating in the event along with officials from the United States Embassy in New Providence completed a community outreach project at the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled School.
Military personnel involved in Exercise Tradewinds 2018 took time to paint the exterior of the School’s building, as well as cut down and remove overgrown shrubs and bushes from around the facility. Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force also assisted with the community project.
Tradewinds troops started the project at the Physically Disabled School where they interacted with the students through a variety of sensory toys and games. The troops also engaged the children through the reading of books and sing-along music.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force is hosting the annual regional training exercise with approximately 800 participants from 22 nations. The exercise culminates on June 21st with an official closing ceremony at the Defence Force Base.