The United States, through the Department of Defense, donated an aircraft to the Dominican Republic's Ministry of Defense Feb. 16 to support the shared fight against illicit narcotics trafficking.
SOUTHCOM Commander Gen. Laura Richardson visited Uruguay Feb. 5 – 8 and met with senior government and defense leaders to discuss the bilateral defense partnership between the United States and Uruguay.
SOUTHCOM Commander Gen. Laura Richardson was part of a U.S. delegation that visited Ecuador Jan. 22-25 to showcase U.S. support for the country in the wake of a recent surge in violence.

LATEST NEWS AND RELEASES

US Government Donates Aircraft to Dominican Republic to Combat Narcotics Trafficking
Feb. 20, 2024 - The United States Government, through the Department of Defense, donated an aircraft valued at more than US$8 million to the Ministry of Defense of the Dominican Republic, in support of the shared fight against illicit trafficking of narcotics by transnational criminal organizations and in support of the country's efforts to provide humanitarian assistance in cases of disasters.

South Carolina Guard Comes to Aid of Partner Colombia
Feb. 14, 2024 - The South Carolina National Guard is assisting Colombia, its State Partnership Program partner, in dealing with dozens of wildfires. To help emergency responders battle as many as 30 active fires in and around Bogota in late January, the South Carolina National Guard loaned Colombia multiple helicopter buckets. 

Kentucky Guard Hosts Ecuadorian Military for Leader Engagement
Feb. 14, 2024 - Senior Kentucky National Guard leaders welcomed military personnel from the Armed Forces of Ecuador in a State Partnership Program exchange Jan. 30 - Feb. 1.

Joint Task Force-Guantanamo Change of Command
Feb. 13, 2024 - Army Col. Matthew Jemmott relinquished command of Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) to Army Col. Steven Kane, during a ceremony Feb. 7, 2024, at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.

Strengthening the U.S.-Uruguay security partnership: Gen. Richardson meets with senior government, defense leaders in Uruguay
Feb. 9, 2024 - The commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, visited Uruguay Feb. 5-8, 2024, and met with senior government and defense leaders to discuss the bilateral defense partnership between the United States and Uruguay.

Improving Service Member Quality of Life: Construction begins on SOUTHCOM’s New Military Housing Complex
Feb. 9, 2024 - Across the street from U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquarters, tractors and earth movers are clearing the land and laying the groundwork for a new military housing community that will dramatically increase the quality of life of service members and families assigned to SOUTHCOM.

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Army Gen. Laura J. Richardson is the commander of U.S. Southern Command. She assumed command Oct. 29, 2021.

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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.