Cmdr. Mark Becker, mission commander of Southern Partnership Station 2011, speaks with Ecuadorian media aboard High Speed Vessel

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MANTA, Ecuador (Jan. 4, 2011) Cmdr. Mark Becker, mission commander of Southern Partnership Station 2011, speaks with Ecuadorian media aboard High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) during a scheduled media day. Southern Partnership Station is an annual deployment of U.S. ships to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ricardo J. Reyes/Released)

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 MANTA, Ecuador (Jan. 4, 2011) Cmdr. Mark Becker, mission commander of Southern Partnership Station 2011, speaks with Ecuadorian media aboard High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) during a scheduled media day. Southern Partnership Station is an annual deployment of U.S. ships to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ricardo J. Reyes/Released)