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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis greets military leaders at the Escola Superior de Guerra, Brazil's war college, in Rio de Janeiro, where he delivered a speech on enhancing defense partnerships, Aug. 14, 2018. U.S. Embassy photo
Mattis Seeks to Deepen Relations With South American Partners
By Jim Garamone | Aug. 14, 2018
The United States is seeking to strengthen relationships with hemispheric nations and wants to be Brazil’s partner especially in times of trouble, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in Rio de Janeiro.

Mattis Thanks Brazilian Officials for Leadership in Defense Cooperation
By | Aug. 13, 2018
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Brazil’s defense leaders in Brasilia to reaffirm the defense relationship between the United States and Brazil.

Colombian Air Force Kfir fighter jets fly over Arizona July 11, 2018. Six Colombian Air Force’s Kfir fighter jets will trained at Davis-Monthan AFB for a week and a half in preparation for Red Flag 18-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz)
Colombian Air Force steps up participation in Red Flag exercise
By U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz | Aug. 13, 2018
The Colombian Air Force made history while participating in the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise, Red Flag 18-3, July 16 to August 3.

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes meet to reaffirm the long-standing bilateral relationship between their nations at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 13, 2018. U.S. Embassy photo
Secretary, Brazil’s Foreign Minister Meet to Reaffirm Bilateral Relationship
By | Aug. 13, 2018
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes of Brazil met at the Itamaraty Palace in Brazil to reaffirm the long-standing bilateral relationship between their nations.

U.S. and partner nation service members participate in PANAMAX 2018 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 7, 2018. Twelve partner nations participated in the exercise at Davis-Monthan AFB to include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and Peru. Polish Air Force members joined the exercise here as observers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)
Brazil leads Air Component in PANAMAX 2018
By Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz | Aug. 10, 2018
U.S. service members from the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) and the 612th Air and Space Operations Center participated in the U.S. Southern Command PANAMAX 2018 exercise July 30 – Aug. 10 alongside members from 12 partner nations.


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