The multinational maritime exercise UNITAS LXII was hosted by Peru from Sept. 24 - Oct. 6. U.S. forces joined more than 32 ships, four submarines and 26 aircraft from 19 partner nations for training in Peru.
The U.S. donated two 40-bed field hospitals to St. Kitts and Nevis Oct. 13 to help the nation respond to the pandemic. SOUTHCOM's Humanitarian Assistance Program facilitated the donation.
Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, Joint Task Force-Bravo, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, prepare a CH-47F Chinook helicopter for re-deployment at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Sept. 6, 2021.
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 to host change-of-command ceremony Oct. 29
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Oct. 15, 2021 - U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson is scheduled to assume duties as commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) from U.S. Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller during a change-of-command ceremony 1 p.m. Oct. 29 at the command’s headquarters.

Peru leads multinational force in amphibious landing during UNITAS LXII
Peruvian marines operate amphibious armored vehicles, from ship-to-shore during an amphibious landing as part of UNITAS LXII in Salinas, Peru, Oct. 2, 2021. UNITAS is the world's longest-running maritime exercise. Hosted this year by Peru, it brings together multinational forces from twenty countries and includes 29 ships, four submarines, and twenty aircraft conducting operations off the coast of Lima and in the jungles of Iquitos. The exercise trains forces to conduct joint maritime operations and focuses on strengthening partnerships and increasing interoperability and capability between participating naval and marine forces.
Oct. 13, 2021 - Naval forces from eight countries participated in a multinational amphibious landing during the amphibious phase of exercise UNITAS LXII, Oct. 2. UNITAS is designed to train forces in joint maritime operations and to increase interoperability and capability between participating naval and marine forces. This exercise develops and sustains relationships that improve the capacity of maritime partners to achieve common objectives...

IAAFA participates in AFA Air, Space and Cyber Conference
Oct. 12, 2021 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – A team of instructors and leaders from the Inter-American Air Forces Academy joined hundreds of Airmen and Guardians at the 2021 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 20-22.

Border conference promotes security for neighboring countries in South America
Gen. Achilles Furlan Neto, commander of the Brazilian Army Amazon Military Command, briefs the capabilities of his soldiers during the 2nd Multilateral Border Conference Sept. 27-29 in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, to a delegation of senior leaders from Army South, Colombia, Peru, Panama, and Ecuador.
Oct. 12, 2021 - The Brazilian Army hosted senior military leaders from U.S. Army South, the armies of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, and the Panamanian SENAFRONT at the 2nd Multilateral Border Conference in Manaus, Amazonas state, held Sept. 27-29. The focus of the conference was to improve cooperation between participants and to develop solutions for regional border problems.

62nd UNITAS concludes, successfully conducting a full-spectrum of Maritime, Amphibious, and Jungle Operations
ANCON, Peru (Sept. 26, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christian Fletcher, a light armored vehicle crewman with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – UNITAS, and a Peruvian Marine demonstrate a strategy for advancing in a hostile environment during a military operations in urbanized terrain training evolution at the Base de Infanteria de Marina, Peru, Sept. 26, 2021, during exercise UNITAS LXII. U.S., Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Mexican and Peruvian Marines and members of the Jamaican Defense Force completed a series of training events in order to build trust, enhance confidence and strengthen interoperability to better prepare us for a combined, multinational response to emerging crises or natural disasters. UNITAS is the world's longest-running annual multinational maritime exercise that focuses on enhancing interoperability among multiple nations and joint forces during Pacific, amphibious, and amazon operations in order to build on existing regional partnerships and create new enduring relationships that promote peace, stability and prosperity in the U.S. Southern Command's area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Adaezia Chavez)
Oct. 7, 2021 - UNITAS LXII (62), the world’s longest-running multinational maritime exercise concluded with a closing ceremony in Lima, Peru, Oct. 6.

UNITAS LXII Opening Ceremony Takes Place in Lima
CALLAO, PERU (Sept. 27, 2021) Multinational forces gather for the opening ceremony to kick off UNITAS LXII at the Peruvian Naval Academy, Sept. 27, 2021. UNITAS is the world's longest-running maritime exercise. Hosted this year by Peru, it brings together multinational forces from twenty countries and includes 32 ships, four submarines, and 26 aircraft conducting operations off the coast of Lima and in the jungles of Iquitos. The exercise trains forces to conduct joint maritime operations and focuses on strengthening partnerships and increasing interoperability and capability between participating naval and marine forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mitch Meppelink/Released)
Sept. 27, 2021 - LIMA, Peru – Naval and Marine forces from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Spain, South Korea, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and the United States gathered for the opening ceremony for UNITAS LXII, the longest running multinational maritime exercise, in Lima, Peru, Sept. 27.

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