Links to fact sheet highlighting U.S. military partnerships and the Caribbean Nations Security Conference 2023 in Jamaica, where regional security leaders will discuss Caribbean security and cooperation.
U.S. and Colombian Soldiers trained together during a recent Joint Readiness Training Center rotation at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
U.S. Army Soldiers and helicopters assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo deployed to Panama to support the Panamanian humanitarian exercise Keel Billed Toucan 2023/Mercury V.
SOUTHCOM Commander Gen. Laura Richardson testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee March 23 as part of the command's annual Posture Statement to Congress.


CENTAM Guardian phase two taking place in Dominican Republic
U.S. Army South Deputy Commanding General, Brig. Gen Miguel Mendez, speaks at the opening ceremony of CENTAM Guardian 2023 (CG23) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, May 22, 2023. CG23 is an annual Army-led combined, joint, interagency, multi-national partnership-building exercise designed to build capacity, capabilities and interoperability with Central American and Caribbean partner nations.
June 1, 2023 - Phase two of U.S. Army South-led CENTAM Guardian 2023 (CG23) commenced with an opening ceremony May 22 at the Ministry of Defense with more than 390 military and USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance from the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic participating in the exercise.

Gen. Richardson Visits Colombia, Brazil
BOGOTA, Colombia (May 21, 2023) -- U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command, is greeted with honors upon arrival to Colombia. Richardson visited Colombia May 21-23 to meet with senior government and military leaders to discuss security cooperation. (Photo courtesy U.S. Embassy Colombia)
May 26, 2023 - U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Colombia and Brazil May 21 - 26 and met with senior government and military leaders to discuss security cooperation.

DTRA repatriates usable radioactive materials in Guatemala, marking their first engagement in the U.S. Southern Command
DTRA/DOE team palletizing the Cobalt-60 sources for transport
May 22, 2023 - The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) global reach recently played an integral role in the successful repatriation of two Cobalt-60 radioactive sources. In close partnership with Guatemala’s Ministry of Energy and Mines and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE-NNSA), DTRA facilitated logistical efforts for the safe removal of the sources from the Liga Nacional Contra el Cáncer/Instituto de Cancerología (LIGA/INCAN) in Guatemala City, Guatemala in April 2023.

US, Colombian armies strengthen partnership during training rotation
U.S. and Colombian Soldiers plan for a joint patrol during Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) Rotation 23-07 at Fort Polk, Louisiana, April 25, 2023. The rotation has served as an opportunity to enhance interoperability between the two nations, as well as validating their readiness for potential upcoming missions.
May 17, 2023 - An infantry company from the Colombian Army was embedded with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, alongside U.S. Soldiers from the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, during a recent Joint Readiness Training Center rotation at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

JTF-Bravo Joins Panamanian Humanitarian Exercise
Members of Panama’s Servicio Nacional de Fronteras (SENAFRONT) transfer cargo from a CH-47 Chinook assigned to the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment as part of exercise Keel Billed Toucan 2023 (known locally as Mercurio V) at a remote location in Panama, May 7, 2023. Since the 1980s, exercises like KBT 23 give Joint Task Force-Bravo, based in Honduras, opportunities to hone its humanitarian assistance and disaster relief skills by working with regional partners, while also providing aid to remote areas across Central America.(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Duncan McElroy)
May 12, 2023 - Joint Task Force-Bravo, a unit under the U.S. Southern Command and based out of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, will conduct exercise Keel Billed Toucan in locations across Panama from May 9-12.

New York Army Guard Leaders Plan Exercise with Brazil
New York National Guard 1st Sgt. Amanda Eldred, assigned to the 466 Medical Company, Area Support, reviews a medical bag with Brazilian Army Soldiers during a planning conference for Operation Parana in Foz do Iguazu, Brazil, May 3, 2023. The joint training event in August involves international participation to strengthen partnerships and improve interoperability in the event of a natural disaster in South America.
May 12, 2023 - Two New York Army National Guard leaders visited State Partnership Program partner Brazil May 1-5 to lay the groundwork for Guard participation in a Brazilian disaster response exercise in August.





Gen. Laura J. Richardson bio photo

Army Gen. Laura J. Richardson is the 25th commander of SOUTHCOM. She assumed command Oct. 29, 2021.

Gen. Richardson's Bio


Coronavirus Info

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A Network of Mutual Support: Total Engagement for All Members of U.S. Southern Command, or TEAM SOUTHCOM, is a command-sponsored organization that aims to support command service members, civilians and family members -- in South Florida and assigned throughout the region.