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Feb. 22, 2018

W. Va. Guard leaders meet with Peruvian counterparts

LIMA, Peru - West Virginia National Guard senior leaders and members of the State Partnership Program met with Peruvian military leadership in Lima, Peru recently to develop a path forward for future engagements in the coming months and years.

Feb. 21, 2018

Army South hosts Soldiers from El Salvador

U.S. Army South recently hosted a delegation from the Armed Forces of El Salvador for a series of staff talk steering committee meetings. The delegation from El Salvador was led by Col. Angel Lima.

Feb. 21, 2018

Joint Task Force-Bravo volunteers visit Villages of Comayagua and La Paz

After walking twelve kilometers uphill, carrying a backpack containing 25 pounds of food, a total of 200 members of Joint Task Force-Bravo arrived in the community of Las Minitas, Ajuterique in the department of Comayagua, to carry out the 75th Chapel Hike, Saturday, February 3, 2018.

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.

Feb. 12, 2018

12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Air Force Section Chief Theater Security Cooperation Workshop

The workshop brought key personnel together to discuss strategy and to plan fiscal years 2019-2021 events in 12th Air Force’s (Air Forces Southern) Area of Responsibility. Seventeen Air Force Section Chiefs, fourteen National Guard Bureau State Partner Program representatives, as well as, air advisors from the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, officials from U.S. Southern Command and Secretary of the Air Force International Affairs joined members of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) for the workshop.

Feb. 12, 2018

Adm. Tidd visits Colombia, discusses security cooperation with leaders

Navy Adm, Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Colombia Feb 8 - 9 to discuss security cooperation with the nation's top leaders and get a firsthand look at Colombia's peace-building and security efforts.

Feb. 10, 2018

SOUTHCOM officials conduct annual METOC conference

Officials from the U.S. Southern Command held their annual SOUTHCOM Meteorological and Oceanographic conference here, Feb. 6. The 2-day-long gathering brought meteorology and oceanography specialists together from various sections of the Department of Defense to discuss operations, lessons learned from 2017, and ways to move forward in the future.

Feb. 9, 2018

Opioids Present Unprecedented Threat, Sessions Tells Southcom Summit

The nation is facing an unprecedented threat from opioids, with tens of thousands of people dying each year in the United States in overdoses involving the substance, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in Miami at U.S. Southern Command.

Feb. 8, 2018

Joint Task Force-Bravo: A Trusted Partner in Central American Security

The year 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the formation of Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-Bravo). Located at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras, JTF-Bravo is a joint military organization formed under the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) to promote regional cooperation and security within Central America.

Feb. 6, 2018

West Virginia leaders plan engagements with Peruvian forces

LIMA, Peru - West Virginia National Guard senior leaders and members of the State Partnership Program met with Peruvian military leadership in Lima, Peru recently to develop a path forward for future engagements in the coming months and years.

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