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July 18, 2017

UNITAS 2017 Naval Exercise Begins In Peru

MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) – Naval maritime forces from 18 countries have gathered in Lima, Peru, to kick off the 58th iteration of the annual multilateral exercise UNITAS, July 17-26, 2017.

July 18, 2017

Fuerzas Comando 2017 Special Forces Competition Begins in Paraguay

Fuerzas Comando is a multinational special operations skills competition and combating terrorism fellowship program sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and executed by SOCSOUTH. Ten countries have shared the responsibility of hosting the event. The first year the competition was held in El Salvador and 13 countries participated. Since then the involvement in the competition has expanded and Paraguay is this year's hosting country.

July 18, 2017

Joint Interagency Task Force South Director Visits Spearhead

KEY WEST, Fla. (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) hosted Rear Adm. Christopher Tomney, director of Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South), July 10 during the ship's visit to Naval Air Station Key West.

July 12, 2017

Southcom Commander Opens Women-in-Military Meeting

In his opening remarks at the Women in Military and Security Conference in Guatemala City, the commander of Southern Command said the meeting was convened to talk about the future of professional military and security forces in the region.

July 11, 2017

JTF-Bravo welcomes new commander

U.S. Army Col. Keith McKinley assumed command of Joint Task Force-Bravo July 10, 2017 during a Change of Command ceremony at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.

July 6, 2017

Preventive Med supports local pediatric nutrition assessment

Personnel from the Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element worked with Honduran counterparts from the Ministry of Health from June 14-15, 2017 for the second part of an ongoing pediatric nutrition study in communities of La Paz, Honduras.

June 28, 2017

Joint Task Force-Bravo participates in Subject Matter Expert Exchange with Honduran police

A Joint Task Force-Bravo Joint Security Forces team participated in a Subject Matter Expert Exchange with local police forces in La Paz, Honduras on June 20, 2017 to enhance their ability to enter, clear and secure locations.

June 22, 2017

12th AF (AFSOUTH) partners with University of Arizona

Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) hosted the first speaker series in their Academic Outreach Program with the University of Arizona at Club Ironwood, June 19. The intent of the speaker series is to facilitate the exchange ideas between government and academic institutions while fostering collaborative discussions about global issues. This 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Academic Outreach Program is modeled after U.S Southern Command’s partnership with Florida International University.

June 21, 2017

Up in flames: Fire Department conducts live fire training

Firefighters from the 612th Air Base Squadron Fire Department, Joint Task Force-Bravo, conducted a live fire training June 16, 2017 here, to practice their skills and provide awareness to the Soto Cano population.

June 19, 2017

An Interview with Kurt W. Tidd

The new National Military Strategy exists as a result of some fundamental changes in the geopolitical landscape. Leaving the Joint Staff and going to USSOUTHCOM, I had the benefit of spending several years listening as both General [Martin E.] Dempsey and then General [Joseph F.] Dunford began to develop this strategy, particularly General Dunford. The National Military Strategy focuses on multidomain security challenges that are now global security challenges. It provides a useful intellectual organizing construct by going to a regional geographic command and thinking through the role of a geographic combatant command as a member of an enterprise.

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