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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 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.

March 23, 2018

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

March 23, 2018

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.

March 23, 2018

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.

March 15, 2018

US, Salvadoran airmen share night vision knowledge

Partner nation service members participated in a Subject Matter Expert Exchange at the 357th Fighter Squadron’s aircrew flight equipment shop, March 6-8.

March 9, 2018

Training boosts US response capabilities in the Americas

U.S. Special Forces personnel with SOCSOUTH and their Panamanian security counterparts culminated a month-long training exchange last month held throughout Panama.

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.”

March 5, 2018

Admiral Highlights Southcom’s Strengthened Partnerships

U.S. Southern Command is strengthening interagency cooperation as well as partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean to address evolving security threats, Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said.

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