U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Brazil Nov. 22-24 to meet with defense leaders to discuss security cooperation.
SOUTHCOM Commander Gen. Laura Richardson visited to Colombia Nov. 16 - 18 where she met with military leaders to discuss security cooperation. The visit was her first official trip since assuming command Oct. 29.
An Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center, P-3 Long Range Tracker crew and U.S. Southern Command partners conducted a counter-drug operation in the Caribbean Sea. (CBP.gov)
From Aug. 15 - Sept. 2, Joint Task Force-Haiti coordinated U.S. military support to USAID-led U.S. Government assistance to Haiti in the aftermath of the Aug. 14. earthquake.

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SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Brazil
BRASILIA, Brazil (Nov. 23, 2021) -- U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson commander of U.S. Southern Command, meets with Brazilian Defense Minister Walter Braga Netto. Richardson visited Brazil Nov. 22-24 to meet with defense leaders to discuss security cooperation. (Photo courtesy U.S. Embassy Colombia)
Nov. 24, 2021 - U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Brazil Nov. 22-24 where she met with military leaders to discuss regional security and the growing defense partnership between the Western Hemisphere’s two largest democracies.

SOUTHCOM and SOCSOUTH team up for Norwegian-style ruck march in South Florida
Command Sergeant Major Benjamin Jones of U.S. Southern Command speaks to participants ahead of the Norwegian Foot March at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, on Nov. 19, 2021. The event, sponsored by Special Operations Command South, raised more than 2,500 pounds in non-perishable food donations to help support service members, veterans and their families in the South Florida area. (Courtesy photo)
Nov. 24, 2021 - More than 100 military and civilian members from U.S. Southern Command and Special Operations Command South participated in the famed “Norwegian Foot March,” a grueling physical test that includes carrying a 25-pound ruck sack over an 18.6 mile (30 km) distance. 

US Navy and Marine Officers Participate in Brazilian Exercise DRAGÃO
U.S. Navy, Brazil Participate in bilateral exercise
Nov. 24, 2021 - MIAMI – Marines and Sailors from U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet conducted multiple engagements with the Brazilian Navy and Marines in support of the Brazilian Joint Exercise DRAGÃO Oct. 29 to Nov. 5.

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Colombia
COLOMBIA (Nov. 16, 2021) -- U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command, is greeted with honors upon arrival to Colombia. Richardson visited Colombia Nov. 16-18 to meet with defense leaders to discuss security cooperation. (Photo courtesy U.S. Embassy Colombia)
Nov. 19, 2021 - U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command, wrapped up a three-day visit to Colombia where she met with military leaders to discuss security cooperation. The visit was Richardson’s first official trip to the region since assuming command Oct. 29.

Army South CG visits Panama to strengthen relationships
A U.S. Army South delegation traveled to Panama City, Panama, to conduct a key leader engagement with the National Border Service, or SENAFRONT Panama, commander and meet with United States Embassy representatives Nov. 8, 2021 to strengthen the Panamanian bilateral relationship and assess partnership sites.
Nov. 17, 2021 - A U.S. Army South delegation traveled to Panama City, Panama, to conduct a key leader engagement with the commander of the National Border Service, or SENAFRONT Panama, and meet with United States Embassy representatives Nov. 8, 2021.

MWDs train on helicopter, medevac operations
U.S. Army Spc. Kayla Garcia, a military working dog (MWD) handler assigned to Army Forces Battalion, Joint Task Force Bravo, and MWD Zoli walk with Sgt. Matthew Lynch, paramedic with the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment Charlie Company, toward a UH-60 Blackhawk during hoist training at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, Oct. 29, 2021. MWDs and their handlers partnered with the 1-228th to familiarize the dogs on rotary aircraft and hoist operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam R. Shanks)
Nov. 15, 2021 - Joint Task Force Bravo’s 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment C Company recently acclimated two MWDs to helicopter flight, and the use of the HH-60’s hoist capabilities during a training exercise Oct. 29, 2021 at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.

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