April 19, 2018
Mattis, Brazilian Counterpart Discuss Defense Relationship
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.
April 16, 2018
Continuing Promise 2018 Arrives in Guatemala
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).
April 11, 2018
Pacom’s Harris Passes ‘Old Goat’ Award to Southcom’s Tidd
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.
April 6, 2018
JTF-Bravo partners with Nicaragua to provide medical care in Waspam
Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras —
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.
March 30, 2018
F-35 touches down for the first time in South America
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. —
Two F-35 Lightning II's assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing have landed in South America for the 2018 Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio marking the first time the F-35 has been to South America.
March 28, 2018
Continuing Promise 2018 Completes Mission Stop in Honduras
The Continuing Promise 2018 (CP-18) team departed Honduras, March 26, after delivering humanitarian aid for the first mission stop of CP-18.
March 23, 2018
Adm. Tidd visits Chile, discusses security cooperation with leaders
The commander of U.S. Southern Command, Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, visited Chile to meet with the nation’s top defense leaders to discuss security cooperation.
Fourth Fleet Commander Co-chairs Annual Maritime Staff Talks with Armada de Argentina Admiral
PUERTO BELGRANO, Argentina (NNS) -- Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Admiral Sean Buck attended the annual Maritime Staff Talks (MST) hosted by the Argentine navy's Acting Commander of Training and Readiness, Rear Admiral Rafael Prieto in Puerto Belgrano, Argentina from Mar. 12-14
Navy surgeon general strengthens Navy Medicine’s ties with Brazil
Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, met with senior officials and toured Brazilian Navy medical facilities during a visit to Brazil March 11-14.
Preventive Medicine, Saving Lives
PUERTO CORTES, Honduras (NNS) -- The ability to shower in a remote campground, or shave every morning in a plastic storage container or walk on dry sand because of proper drainage are all luxuries made possible by the Continuing Promise 2018 (CP18) Forward Deployed Preventive Medicine Unit.