USS George Washington (CVN 73), along with USS Porter (DDG 78) and USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189), are scheduled to conduct passing exercises and operations at sea with partner nation maritime forces during the "Southern Seas 2024" deployment.
Resolute Sentinel 2024 is a multinational training exercise that aims to enhance regional security and interoperability among forces from Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Brazil, France and the United States.
The Department of Defense is providing support to the re-establishment of security at Haiti’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport security and Multinational Security Support (MSS) mission preparation efforts.
CENTAM Guardian 2024, hosted in Honduras and Costa Rica, is designed to build humanitarian assistance/disaster response capacity, enhance readiness to combat common threats in Central America, and promote cooperation.

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Multinational CENTAM Guardian 24 Exercise Completed
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 1st Mission Support Command’s Urban Search and Rescue Team, Puerto Rico, receive instructions from Costa Rican firefighters as part of CENTAM Guardian 24 Phase II at the National Fire Academy, San Jose, Costa Rica, June 11, 2024. The U.S. spent the day training and observing Costa Rican firefighters and search and rescue teams to build knowledge and interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shelby Pruitt-Johnson)
June 14, 2024 - CENTAM Guardian Phase II concludes after two weeks with a closing ceremony at Costa Rica’s National Fire Academy, San Jose, Costa Rica, June 14, 2024.

Gen. Richardson meets with Defense Leaders in Chile
June 14, 2024 - U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, Commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), visited Chile June 10-13 and met with top defense leaders to discuss the U.S.-Chile defense partnership.

CENTAM Guardian Phase II, part of a Large Scale Global Exercise
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 1st Mission Support Command’s Urban Search and Rescue Team, Puerto Rico, practice repelling during CENTAM Guardian 24 Phase II at the National Fire Academy, San Jose, Costa Rica, June 11, 2024. The coordinated response between the United States and Central American countries and the timely arrival of humanitarian assistance can make the difference between life and death for many communities during natural disasters or unplanned contingency operations. (Courtesy Photo)
June 14, 2024 - CENTAM Guardian Phase II is part of a Large Scale Global Exercise that enables the U.S. joint force to train with Allies and partners to improve trust, shared understanding and interoperability on security challenges across the global.

410th Contracting Support Brigade holds change of command
Col. Kenneth Bulthuis, incoming commander of 410th Contracting Support Brigade, passes the brigade colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Darlene Riley, 410th CSB senior enlisted advisor, during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on June 11, 2024. Bulthius assumed command of the 410th CSB from Col. Daphne Austin. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. ShaTyra Cox)
June 12, 2024 - In one of the military’s finest traditions, Soldiers, leaders, Families and friends of the 410th Contracting Support Brigade, welcomed back an exceptional leader and bid farewell to another during a change of command ceremony at the Fort Sam Houston Theater at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on June 11.

U.S. 4th Fleet Announces Continuing Promise 2024 Deployment
SANTA MARTA, Colombia (Aug. 20, 2023) Expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Burlington (T-EFP 10) arrives in Santa Marta, Colombia, Aug. 20, 2023. Continuing Promise 2023 marks the 13th mission to the region since 2007 and the first involving USNS Burlington. The mission will also foster goodwill, strengthen existing partnerships with partner nations, and encourage the establishment of new partnerships among countries, non-government organizations, and international organizations. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Nicko West)
June 11, 2024 - The U.S. Navy expeditionary fast transport USNS Burlington (T-EPF 10) will deploy this July and August to the U.S. Southern Command area of operations as part of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet’s Continuing Promise 2024 mission. After several months of detailed planning, USNS Burlington is scheduled to visit Jamaica, Costa Rica, Honduras, Colombia, and Panama during the nearly two month-long mission.

RS24 enhances global space domain awareness with partner nations
Columbian Air Force 1st Lt. Maria Camila Villegas, Space Operations Headquarters deputy director space operations modernization, listens to U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dhruva Pluru, 222d Command and Control Squadron Joint Commercial Operations deputy training and exercise, during exercise Resolute Sentinel 2024 in Lima, Peru, June 5, 2024. Within space operations, there are multiple components, including space launch, and satellite operations and maneuvers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Courtney Sebastianelli)
June 10, 2024 - Dedication to space domain awareness plays a crucial role in maintaining global security and advancing the capabilities of partner nations. Throughout exercise Resolute Sentinel 2024, the U.S. and its allies gathered throughout South America to conduct Space Domain Awareness (SDA) training and collaborate on space operations.

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