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July 14, 2018

Colombian President-elect Ivan Duque visits U.S. Southern Command

MIAMI (July 14, 2018) -- Colombian President-elect Ivan Duque visited U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquarters today, where he met with Adm. Kurt Tidd, SOUTHCOM commander and other leaders from the headquarters to learn more about the command and its defense partnership with Colombia. Duque visited the headquarters as he prepares to assume the presidency of Colombia Aug. 7.

June 26, 2018

'Beyond the Horizon' exercise strengthening partnership with El Salvador

Some 1,800 Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force Hope are providing humanitarian assistance as part of their training during the Beyond the Horizon exercise in La Paz, El Salvador. The U.S. Army South-led mission began May 12 and runs through Aug. 4, and includes Soldiers from all components, Air Force and Marine service members, Salvadoran soldiers and personnel from non-governmental organizations.

April 27, 2018

Adm. Tidd visits Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago

U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago April 25 – 26 to meet with leaders and discuss U.S. security cooperation with both nations.

April 25, 2018

Colombian president visits, thanks SOUTHCOM for its support

MIAMI – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos visited U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) April 25 to thank command personnel for their steadfast support to his country’s security efforts.

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

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

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 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.

March 9, 2018

SOUTHCOM, DOD Recognize Technicians Assisting Caribbean

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) recognized a team of subject-matter experts providing technical assistance to maritime-security forces in the Caribbean March 8 after the team earned a Department of Defense award for “excellence in maintenance training, advice, and assistance of foreign security forces.”

Feb. 16, 2018

Southcom Commander: Modest Investments Needed to Build Security Network

U.S. Southern Command has focused on building a “regional security network of principled, inclusive partnerships,” Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, Southcom’s commander, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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