USNS Comfort will deploy as part of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet’s Continuing Promise 2022 mission. Detailed planning is currently underway for the Comfort to visit Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, and Honduras.
From July - September 2022, U.S. military medical teams will work alongside partner nation medical professionals to provide surgical and medical services to communities in Guatemala and Honduras.
PANAMAX 2022 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational exercise. Personnel from 20 nations, including the United States, are participating in simulated training scenarios from various U.S. locations Aug. 1-12.
Army Gen. Laura J. Richardson, U.S. Southern Command commander, discusses Latin America with David Ignatius, columnist and associate editor of The Washington Post, during the Aspen Security Conference.

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Former Argentine Liaison Officer to SOUTHCOM Returns to Command Naval Component during PANAMAX
MAYPORT, Fla. (Aug. 8, 2022) U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, Commander, U.S. Southern Command, left, speaks with Argentine navy Rear Adm. Marcelo Fernandez, PANAMAX 2022 Combined Force Maritime Component Commander, during exercise PANAMAX 2022, at U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, U.S. 4th Fleet headquarters in Mayport, Fla., Aug. 8, 2022. Exercise PANAMAX 2022 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exercise that provides important training opportunities for nations to work together and build upon the capability to plan and conduct complex multinational operations. The exercise scenario involves security and stability operations to ensure free flow of commerce through the Panama Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor)
Aug. 19, 2022 - With PANAMAX ‘22 wrapping up last week, military personnel from participating nations began to make their way back to their respective homes after two weeks of working throughout various locations in the United States. For Argentine Rear Admiral Marcelo Fernandez, who served as the Naval component lead for the exercise, the two weeks spent in Mayport, Florida brought back fond memories.

PANAMAX 2022 Command Post Exercise Concludes
Military service members from Ecuador and Peru talk during PANAMAX 2022 on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Aug. 4. PANAMAX 2022, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational command post exercise aimed at reinforcing and enhancing the long-term security of the Panama Canal and the Western Hemisphere, took place Aug. 1-12, at bases in Texas, Florida, Virginia and Arizona.
Aug. 15, 2022 - From Aug. 1-12, 2022, 1,500 U.S. military personnel along with nearly 500 security personnel from 19 nations participated in the multinational command post exercise, PANAMAX 2022, hosted at various locations in the United States by U.S. Southern Command.

Chilean Companies Win Big in U.S. Army International Competition
Aug. 15, 2022 - Wrapping up its second international search for novel science and technology innovations, the U.S. Army xTech Program awarded two first-place honors to small businesses from Chile. With the award, it shows that Latin American innovators are creating a platform for future collaboration with the Army. 

USAF, multinational partners train for fire emergencies in Honduras
Aug. 11, 2022 - Firefighters with the 612th Air Base Squadron, a unit under the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), the air force component of the United States Southern Command, will host a new iteration of exercise CENTAM SMOKE, a biannual training exercise to enhance firefighting and rescue capabilities, August 8 – 12 at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.

PANAMAX Special Forces Commander Stresses Importance of Partnerships
Peruvian Army Col. Humberto Marrucci provides a brief to U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command, during the command post exercise PANAMAX 2022 at the Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH) headquarters located at the Homestead Air Reserve Base in Homestead, Florida. PANAMAX 2022, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational command post exercise aimed at reinforcing and enhancing the long-term security of the Panama Canal and the Western Hemisphere, took place Aug. 1-12, at bases in Texas, Florida, Virginia and Arizona.(SOCSOUTH Photo)
Aug. 9, 2022 - As PANAMAX 2022 got underway on August 1, representatives from various countries in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean as well as Mexico and Spain, worked feverishly at the Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH) headquarters located at the Homestead Air Reserve Base in Homestead, Fl.

Exercise PANAMAX 22 kicks off across the U.S.
Military members from the U.S. and partner nation militaries conduct a briefing during PANAMAX 2022 on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Aug. 4. PANAMAX 2022, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational command post exercise aimed at reinforcing and enhancing the long-term security of the Panama Canal and the Western Hemisphere, took place Aug. 1-12, at bases in Texas, Florida, Virginia and Arizona.
Aug. 8, 2022 - U.S. Army South is hosting a portion of PANAMAX 2022, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational command post exercise aimed at reinforcing and enhancing the long-term security of the Panama Canal and the Western Hemisphere, through Aug. 12 at bases in Texas, Florida, Virginia and Arizona.

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