Feb. 27, 2024

LAMAT24: Second year U.S. partnership with St. Lucia

The U.S. Air Force Lesser Antilles Medical Assistance Team deployed ready-medics, for the second year, to work alongside St. Lucia’s health teams to achieve mutual benefits and build trust in the region from Feb. 26 to March 10, 2024.

Feb. 20, 2024

LAMAT begins in Suriname for second year of medical assistance

The Lesser Antilles Medical Assistance Team mission is underway for a second year of health engagements across four nations, beginning in Suriname, 19 Feb. Further medical assistance teams under the LAMAT 2024 mission will travel to St. Lucia, St. Vincent, St. Kitts and Nevis through March 29.

Feb. 20, 2024

US Government Donates Aircraft to Dominican Republic to Combat Narcotics Trafficking

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.

Feb. 14, 2024

South Carolina Guard Comes to Aid of Partner Colombia

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. 

Feb. 14, 2024

Kentucky Guard Hosts Ecuadorian Military for Leader Engagement

Senior Kentucky National Guard leaders welcomed military personnel from the Armed Forces of Ecuador in a State Partnership Program exchange Jan. 30 - Feb. 1.

Feb. 9, 2024

Strengthening the U.S.-Uruguay security partnership: Gen. Richardson meets with senior government, defense leaders in Uruguay

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.

Feb. 9, 2024

Improving Service Member Quality of Life: Construction begins on SOUTHCOM’s New Military Housing Complex

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.

Feb. 6, 2024

U.S. Southern Command Urges Space Conference Attendees to 'Think Big'

U.S. Southern Command hosted the annual Space Conference of the Americas to discuss the way ahead for space cooperation and interoperability.

Feb. 2, 2024

Gen. Richardson Visits Panama for High-Level Security Dialogue, Visits Darién

The commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, visited Panama Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 as part of a U.S. delegation taking part in a High-Level Security Dialogue (HLSD) between Panama and the United States. 

Jan. 30, 2024

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home, offloads approximately $55M worth of drugs in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute (WMEC 620) and crew returned from a 60-day counterdrug patrol and offloaded approximately $55 million worth of illicit narcotics, Monday, in St. Petersburg.

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