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June 9, 2016

Regional Security Services receive real world training during Tradewinds 2016

Members of the Regional Security Services participated in a field training exercise during Tradewinds 2016 on June 9, near Grand Mal, Grenada. The field training exercise, or FTX, focused on training to counter transnational organized crime. The scenario emphasized the capability and speed to activate the 911 system in Grenada. This included emergency services such as the police, firefighters and medical personnel.

June 3, 2016

South Carolina National Guard hosts Colombian military law experts during exchange

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina National Guard State Partnership Program hosted a week-long information exchange with seven members of the Colombian military and National Police May 22-27, discussing human rights and operational law. The group included four judges, one attorney and two human rights experts.

June 2, 2016

Southcom Commander: Illicit Networks Are Region’s Greatest Security Challenge

Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said the Southcom area of responsibility has been characterized by the absence of ongoing armed conflict between nations for some time, but it's not a region without challenges.

May 24, 2016

JTF-Bravo MEDEL completes pediatric dental operations in Honduran capital

The Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, supported U.S. Army Dental Command and U.S. Southern Command during pediatric dental humanitarian assistance projects in the Catholic University of Tegucigalpa, here, May 3-12.A total of 208 pediatric patients between the ages of 2 and 16 were seen during the two-week

May 13, 2016

Special operations teams from 20 nations compete in Fuerzas Comando competition

ANCON, Peru, May 12, 2016 — After 11 days of Olympic-level exertion, 160 special operations competitors from 20 countries across the Americas and the Caribbean know through experience how competition and cooperation can coexist. The sport and spirit of Fuerzas Comando, a U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)-sponsored international competition and partnership, culminated in a closing ceremony May 12, 2016 in Ancon, Peru.

April 25, 2016

US, Colombian armies hold bilateral staff talks

Readiness U.S. Army Chief Of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley hasmade it clear this is the No. 1 priority. Active engagement with partner nationarmies is key in remaining ready to meet the ever-changing challenges of todayand tomorrow.U.S. Army South, the Army service component command to U.S.Southern Command, knows well the benefits of strong

April 25, 2016

Beyond the Horizon civic assistance exercise opens in Guatemala

Guatemalan and U.S. forces stood side by side in formationduring a ceremony to open a joint-foreign military humanitarian civicassistance exercise called Beyond the Horizon April 7 in San Marcos, Guatemala.Nestled between lush, green fields scattered with grazingcows, a variety of military vehicles displayed in an arch formation showcasedsome

April 21, 2016

Joint Task Force Bravo Helps to Fight Wildfires in Panama

Based at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras, members of Joint Task Force Bravo deployed to Panama to help fight wildfires.

March 30, 2016

Operation Martillo Still Hammering Away at Illicit Trafficking

Led by Joint Interagency Task Force South in support of U.S. Southern Command, Operation Martillo is entering its fifth year of coordinating partner nation efforts to stop illicit trafficking routes in the coastal waters along the Central American isthmus.

March 22, 2016

Tidd: ‘Whole-of-Hemisphere’ Fighting Zika Virus

U.S. Southern Command is just part of the “whole-of-hemisphere” approach to combating the Zika virus, Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd Southcom's commander, said at a Council of the Americas forum on Zika and the Americas.

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