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.
U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson visited Argentina April 2-6 where she met with Argentine President Javier Milei and senior defense leaders to strengthen the U.S.-Argentina defense partnership.
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.
Info and resources on SOUTHCOM Commander Gen. Laura Richardson's testimony before the House Armed Services Committee March 12, and Senate Armed Services Committee March 14.

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USSPACECOM advances space partnerships in South America as part of Space Symposium 39 international engagements
U.S. Space Force Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Space Command commander, and Gen. Luis H. De León Pepelescov, Chief of Uruguayan Air Force, sign a Space Situational Awareness information-sharing agreement during Space Symposium 39 in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 9, 2024. USSPACECOM’s SSA program represents more than 185 partners from the commercial sector, academia, and foreign and intergovernmental organizations committed to enhancing the safety, stability, and sustainability of spaceflight for all.
April 11, 2024 - U.S. Space Command leaders met with representatives from Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil, and Peru to strengthen and expand space cooperation among partner nations in the Western Hemisphere during Space Symposium 39, April 8-11, 2024.

USSPACECOM, Brazilian Air Force Sign Liaison Officer Agreement
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Brian Gibson, U.S. Space Command strategy, plans and policy director, signs a Memorandum of Agreement for a liaison officer with Maj. Gen. Eric Cólen, Brazilian Space Operations Center commander, during the 39th Annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 11, 2024. This agreement builds upon the relationship with Brazil and emphasizes the importance of South American nations to the space domain. USSPACECOM, working with Allies and Partners, plans, executes, and integrates military spacepower into multi-domain global operations in order to deter aggression, defend national interests, and when necessary, defeat threats.
April 11, 2024 - U.S. Space Command and the Brazilian Air Force signed an arrangement to assign a Brazilian liaison officer to USSPACECOM, Apr. 11, 2024.

USSPACECOM and Uruguayan Air Force Sign Space Situational Awareness Information Sharing Agreement
U.S. Space Force Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Space Command commander, and Gen. Luis H. De León Pepelescov, Chief of Uruguayan Air Force, sign a Space Situational Awareness information-sharing agreement during Space Symposium 39 in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 9, 2024. USSPACECOM’s SSA program represents more than 185 partners from the commercial sector, academia, and foreign and intergovernmental organizations committed to enhancing the safety, stability, and sustainability of spaceflight for all.
April 9, 2024 - U.S. Space Command and the Uruguayan Air Force signed a Space Situational Awareness information sharing agreement, Apr. 9, 2024.

USS Leyte Gulf Takes Down Semi-Submersible Vessel
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 22, 2024) - The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 50 work together to intercept a self-propelled semi-submersible drug smuggling vessel (SPSS), in the Atlantic Ocean, March 22, 2024. Leyte Gulf is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command area of operations, employed by U.S. Fourth Fleet to support joint and combined military operations, which includes counter-illicit drug trafficking missions in the Caribbean and the Atlantic. (U.S. Coast Guard Courtesy Photo/Released)
April 8, 2024 - The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), with an embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET), has made multiple drug interdictions in the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) area of operations (AOR).

Gen. Richardson Meets with President Milei, Defense Leaders in Argentina
USHUAIA, Argentina (April 4, 2024) – U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, the commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), is greeted by Argentine President Javier Milei. Richardson visited Argentina April 2-6 to foster dialogue and collaboration with the country's new government and defense leaders and underscore the long-standing commitment to enhancing the strategic partnership between both countries. (Photo courtesy U.S. Embassy Argentina)
April 6, 2024 - U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), visited Argentina April 2 - 6, 2024, where she met with Argentine President Javier Milei and senior defense leaders and took part in the U.S.-provided donation of a C-130H Hercules aircraft to the country’s air force.

U.S. 4th Fleet Announces Southern Seas 2024 Deployment
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 26, 2024) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) sails alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) in the Atlantic Ocean. Both ships, along with USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189), will deploy to the U.S. Southern Command area of operations for U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet’s Southern Seas 2024 deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas A. Russell)
April 6, 2024 - The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) will deploy to the U.S. Southern Command area of operations over the next few months as part of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet’s Southern Seas 2024 deployment.

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