The hospital ship USNS Comfort is in Honduras to treat thousands of patients as part of the Enduring Promise medical support mission.
SOUTHCOM commander, Adm. Craig S. Faller, met with security leaders from the Caribbean during the annual conference Dec. 5-6 to examine regional threats and discuss collaborative strategies to counter them.
USS Somerset and USS Wayne E. Meyer arrived in Valparaiso Nov. 29 where they will participate in festivities celebrating the bicentennial of the Chilean Navy and in EXPONAVAL.
Multinational service members, partner nation and NGO from the hospital ship provided medical assistance to 4,943 people during medical support mission in Riohacha.
U.S. Marines and Sailors demonstrated adaptability capabilities while deployed aboard USS Somerset (LPD 25) as it sailed through Pacific Ocean toward South America, Nov. 22, 2018.


181206-N-LL146-1644 TRUJILLO, Honduras (Dec. 6, 2018) – The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is anchored off the coast of Honduras as part of an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. Working with health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras, the embarked medical team will provide care on board and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems caused partly by an increase in cross-border migrants. The deployment reflects the United States’ enduring promise of friendship, partnership and solidarity with the Americas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Bigley)
USNS Comfort in Honduras: Opening Ceremony Held at a Land-based Site in Trujillo
By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Keith Wilson | Dec. 10, 2018
Senior leadership and personnel embarked aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) attended an opening ceremony at a land-based medical site in Trujillo, Honduras, Dec. 7.

181127-A-AY405-1041 RIOHACHA, Colombia (Nov. 27, 2018)
Venezuelan-American Medical Association Partners with Enduring Promise
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kris R. Lindstrom | Dec. 10, 2018
The Venezuelan-American Medical Association (VAMA) partnered with the multinational medical team embarked on hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) to engage in the Enduring Promise mission in Central and South America.

Canadian Army Chief Warrant Officer Crystal Harris takes notes on integrating gender into military operations during the Operational Gender Advisor Course hosted by U.S. Southern Command in Doral, Florida, Dec. 6, 2018. The class of 20 military and civilians receive joint credit for completing this five-day training course which supports the mandate in the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Act of 2017 and the U.S. National Action Plan on WPS. (U.S. Air Force by Capt. Marcie Mascaro /Released)
U. S. Southern Command Hosts Second U.S. Operational Gender Advisor Course
By Capt. Marcie Mascaro, SOUTHCOM Public Affairs | Dec. 10, 2018
The U.S. Joint Staff, in conjunction with U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), conducted the second U.S. Department of Defense Operational Gender Advisor (GENAD) Course (OGC) at the Conference Center of the Americas in Doral, Florida, Dec. 3-7.

Students at the Chilean Mountain Warfare School ski uphill carrying their combat gear in the Chilean Andes as part of the winter portion of the course. (27th Public Affairs Detachment photo)
U.S. Soldier Recounts Experience at Chilean Mountain Warfare School
By Capt. Matthew Pargett, 27th Public Affairs Detachment | Dec. 4, 2018
Soldiers training at the Chilean Mountain Warfare School quickly learn why it is one of the most respected climbing and survival schools anywhere. The rock climbing requires Soldiers to make their own routes up cliff faces, day and night, and secure their own anchors with their climbing partners. For many of the Soldiers, it is the toughest course they will ever complete.

BOGOTA, Colombia (Nov. 28, 2018) -- Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, arrives in Colombia for his first official trip. The admiral will meet with Colombian leaders to discuss the U.S.-Colombia security partnership and to visit the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort as it provides care in Riohacha. Photo by Fernando Soto, U.S. Embassy Bogota)
SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Colombia
By SOUTHCOM Public Affairs | Dec. 1, 2018
New U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) commander, Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, visited Colombia Nov. 28 - 30 for his first official trip since assuming command Nov. 26.





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Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller is the 24th commander of SOUTHCOM. He assumed command Nov. 26, 2018.

Adm. Faller's Bio