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July 31, 2018

Exercise PANAMAX 2018 Kicks off in Mayport

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT) hosts the Combined Force Maritime Component Command (CFMCC) portion of the annual exercise PANAMAX from July 30 through Aug. 10.

July 30, 2018

Navy Chief Seeks to Strengthen U.S. Alliances in Latin America

The United States must continue to work together with allies and partners to strengthen regional security and confront challenges, Navy Adm. John M. Richardson, the chief of naval operations, said at a naval conference in Colombia.

July 30, 2018

Paraguay President-Elect Visits U.S. Southern Command

Paraguayan President-elect Mario Abdo Benitez visited U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) today. He met with Adm. Kurt Tidd, SOUTHCOM commander, and other senior leaders to discuss the U.S.-Paraguay defense partnership.

July 30, 2018

SOUTHCOM conducts U.S. Colombia Action Plan (USCAP) Senior Leader Seminar in Bogota

The USSOUTHCOM J5 Security Cooperation Division conducted a U.S. Colombia Action Plan Senior Leader Seminar (SLS) in Bogota, Colombia from 10-12 July 2018.

July 27, 2018

USS Gunston Hall Hosts Distinguished Visitor Day with U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army in U.S. Southern Command

Senior ranking officers from the U.S. military and partner nations in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility embarked the Whidbey Island-Class Dock Landing Ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44) via CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter to observe the U.S. Navy's support of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command (SPMAGTF-SC) in a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) mission rehearsal, July 20.

July 27, 2018

Hammers and shovels: Marines, Guatemalans pitch in to help those displaced by volcano

Because of an engagement program with U.S. Southern Command, the Guatemalan military had conducted a volcano-related humanitarian assistance exercise earlier in the year. Once they had started recovery efforts, the government of Guatemala turned to that engagement program and SOUTHCOM for assistance in building temporary shelters in Escuintla, Guatemala, for those who lost their homes to Fuego.

July 26, 2018

Spearhead Deploys, Marking the Start of Southern Partnership Station

The U.S. Navy deployed USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) in support of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018 to the Caribbean, Central and South America to conduct subject matter expert exchanges and water well construction projects from July to October 2018.

July 25, 2018

Republic of Panama, SOCSOUTH host Senior Leader Symposium

Senior leaders from 17 countries in the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and the United States participated in a Distinguished Visitor Program and Senior Leader Symposium as part of Fuerzas Comando July 23, 2018 at the Hilton, Panama City, Panama.

July 24, 2018

IAAFA continues decades old tradition with Alamo Wing visit

A 24-year tradition continued as 40 students from the Inter-American Air Forces Academy visited the 433rd Airlift Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland July 18 to learn about the C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft, the maintenance mission and how the Reserve Citizen Airmen maintainers keep their Air Force Reserve Command of C-5Ms battle operational.   

July 23, 2018

Commandos Contend in Panama's Jungles for Coveted Cup

Service members from 17 nations competing in Fuerzas Comando 2018 learned from each other, improved tactics and increased their special operations capabilities to confront common threats during a commando competition.

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