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President Donald J. Trump visited Joint Interagency Task Force-South which oversees detection and monitoring in the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and the Eastern Pacific to disrupt and dismantle Threat Networks.
From March – May, U.S. military medical personnel embarked on USNS Spearhead will provide medical and dental care, preventive medicine, and veterinary consulting in Honduras, Guatemala and Colombia.
Joint Task Force-Bravo's Medical Element participated in a Medical Readiness Training Exercise March 19-24, working side by side with personnel from the Nicaraguan Army and Ministry of Health.
The commander of U.S. Southern Command testified Feb. 15 before the Senate Armed Services Committee as part of the command’s annual Posture Statement to Congress.
Secretary, Brazilian Counterpart Discuss Defense Relationship
By | April 19, 2018
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke with Brazilian Defense Minister Joaquim Silva e Luna to discuss the strategic defense relationship between the United States and Brazil.

PUERTO BARRIOS, Guatemala  (April 9, 2018) Hospitalman Patrick DeWilde of Anchorage, Alaska, checks a Guatemalan patient's vital signs at the Izabal Sports Complex medical site in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala during Continuing Promise 2018. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet has deployed a force to execute Continuing Promise to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian assistance, training engagements, and medical, dental, and veterinary support in an effort to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Brianna K. Green/ Released)
Continuing Promise 2018 Arrives in Guatemala
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kayla Cosby | April 16, 2018
PUERTO BARRIOS, Guatemala (NNS) -- A team comprised of 250 Navy and Army service members disembarked the Military Sealift Command's expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) after arriving in Puerto Barrios, April 5, for its second mission stop during Continuing Promise 2018 (CP-18).

Members of the Chilean public walk through the airshow fairgrounds during the FIDAE 2018 international airshow in Santiago, Chile, April 8, 2018.  U.S. airmen participated in a variety of activities during the air show, including subject matter exchanges with the Chilean Air Force, aerial demonstrations, and interaction with the local community.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danny Rangel)
12th Air Force (AFSOUTH) participates in FIDAE international air show
By Staff Sgt. Danny Rangel | April 13, 2018
Twelfth Air Force (AFSOUTH) joined with Airmen from across the United States to support the FIDAE

ARLINGTON Va.  (April 11, 2018) Commander, U.S. Pacific Command Adm. Harry Harris, U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) class of '78, presents Commander, U.S. Southern Command Adm. Kurt Tidd, also class of '78, with the Old Goat Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon. This award is given to the oldest Naval Academy graduate still on active duty.  His initials and class year are engraved on the award along with those of former Deputy Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Rear Admiral Alton L. Stock, MC, USN, Class of '72, who retired on March 28, 2014; former USNA Superintendent Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller, Class of '74, who retired on August 1, 2015; former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Class of '75, who retired on Sept. 18, 2015;  former Commander, U.S. Strategic Command Adm. Cecil Haney, Class of '78' and Adm. Harris.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathan Laird/Released)
Pacom’s Harris Passes ‘Old Goat’ Award to Southcom’s Tidd
By Jim Garamone | April 11, 2018
Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., the commander of U.S. Pacific Command, turned the Old Goat Award over to Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, during a short, unofficial ceremony.

U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Nisperos, Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element Preventive Medicine, provides a health class with assistance from a local nurse during a medical exercise at Waspam, North Caribbean Autonomous Region of Nicaragua, March 20, 2018. The preventive health class is given to citizens prior to receiving basic health care services from a team of U.S. and Nicaraguan army medics. (U.S. photo illustration by Maria Pinel)
JTF-Bravo partners with Nicaragua to provide medical care in Waspam
By Maria Pinel | April 6, 2018
Service members from the Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element participated in a Medical Readiness Training Exercise in Waspam, North Caribbean Autonomous Region of Nicaragua, March 19-24, working side by side with personnel from the Nicaraguan Army and Ministry of Health.

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Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd is the 23rd commander of SOUTHCOM. He assumed command Jan. 14, 2016.

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