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Aug. 14, 2018

Mattis Seeks to Deepen Relations with South American Partners

The United States is seeking to strengthen relationships with hemispheric nations and wants to be Brazil’s partner especially in times of trouble, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in Rio de Janeiro.

Aug. 13, 2018

Mattis Thanks Brazilian Officials for Leadership in Defense Cooperation

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Brazil’s defense leaders in Brasilia to reaffirm the defense relationship between the United States and Brazil.

Aug. 13, 2018

Colombian Air Force steps up participation in Red Flag exercise

The Colombian Air Force made history while participating in the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise, Red Flag 18-3, July 16 to August 3.

Aug. 13, 2018

Mattis, Brazil’s Foreign Minister Meet to Reaffirm Bilateral Relationship

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes of Brazil met at the Itamaraty Palace in Brazil to reaffirm the long-standing bilateral relationship between their nations.

Aug. 10, 2018

Brazil leads Air Component in PANAMAX 2018

U.S. service members from the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) and the 612th Air and Space Operations Center participated in the U.S. Southern Command PANAMAX 2018 exercise July 30 – Aug. 10 alongside members from 12 partner nations.

July 31, 2018

Exercise PANAMAX 2018 Kicks off in Mayport

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT) hosts the Combined Force Maritime Component Command (CFMCC) portion of the annual exercise PANAMAX from July 30 through Aug. 10.

July 30, 2018

Navy Chief Seeks to Strengthen U.S. Alliances in Latin America

The United States must continue to work together with allies and partners to strengthen regional security and confront challenges, Navy Adm. John M. Richardson, the chief of naval operations, said at a naval conference in Colombia.

July 30, 2018

Paraguay President-Elect Visits U.S. Southern Command

Paraguayan President-elect Mario Abdo Benitez visited U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) today. He met with Adm. Kurt Tidd, SOUTHCOM commander, and other senior leaders to discuss the U.S.-Paraguay defense partnership.

July 30, 2018

SOUTHCOM conducts U.S. Colombia Action Plan (USCAP) Senior Leader Seminar in Bogota

The USSOUTHCOM J5 Security Cooperation Division conducted a U.S. Colombia Action Plan Senior Leader Seminar (SLS) in Bogota, Colombia from 10-12 July 2018.

July 27, 2018

USS Gunston Hall Hosts Distinguished Visitor Day with U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army in U.S. Southern Command

Senior ranking officers from the U.S. military and partner nations in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility embarked the Whidbey Island-Class Dock Landing Ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44) via CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter to observe the U.S. Navy's support of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command (SPMAGTF-SC) in a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) mission rehearsal, July 20.

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