Oct. 30, 2023

JTF-Bravo Engineers test eBee TAC Survey Drone

Joint Task Force-Bravo J-7 Engineers hosted a eBee Tactical Survey Drone training event in Humuya, Honduras, Oct. 24, 2023. This training highlighted the vehicle's capabilities and limitations in a humanitarian aid or disaster response.

Oct. 25, 2023

1-228 conducts overwater hoist training in Honduras

U.S. Army soldiers assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, conducted overwater hoist and water rescue operations training at Yojoa Lake, Honduras, Oct. 12, 2023. This training reinforced the company's ability to provide humanitarian aid and disaster relief response efforts in a water-based scenario.

Oct. 24, 2023

SOUTHCOM supports local Honduran students

12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, Maj. Gen. Evan Pettus, joined top representatives from the Honduras Ministry of Education to inaugurate the expansion of a school dining facility in Comayagua, Honduras, on Aug. 4.

Oct. 20, 2023

Hybrid Fleet Campaign Event Evaluates Technology For Future Operations

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet demonstrated unmanned air and surface capabilities from expeditionary fast transport USNS Burlington (T-EPF 10) during the command’s Hybrid Fleet Campaign Event (HFCE) in Key West Oct. 4-13, 2023.

Oct. 19, 2023

Coast Guard Cutter crews conduct first high-seas boardings off the coast of Peru, under new SPRFMO measure

The crews of the Coast Guard Cutters Alder, Terrell Horne and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft recently completed the first high-seas boardings and inspections, in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, under a newly adopted conservation and management measure to monitor and inspect fishing and transshipment operations at-sea in the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization (SPRFMO) Convention Area.

Oct. 18, 2023

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns home after $30 million drug seizure

During a recent patrol, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC 621) interdicted a go-fast vessel with over 97 pounds of cocaine and assisted the Royal Netherlands Navy patrol vessel HNLMS Groningen (P843) with two additional interdictions. Overall, Valiant seized or assisted in the seizure of more than $30 million in illegal narcotics.

Oct. 16, 2023

Southcom Aims to Create Maintenance Partnerships With South American Nations

As part of the Theater Maintenance Partnership Initiative, U.S. Southern Command will help partner nations in South America better maintain equipment purchased from the U.S.

Oct. 5, 2023

The Expanding Leverage of the People’s Republic of China in Latin America: Implications for US National Security and Global Order

This article examines the growing influence operations conducted by the Chinese Communist Party-led government in Latin America, presenting strategic risks to US national security and global order. The author highlights the surprising breadth and scale of China's influence, encompassing economic entanglements, critical infrastructure investments, coercive diplomacy, and information control.

Sept. 29, 2023

U.S. and Colombia Soar Together: Ángel de los Andes and Relámpago VII Bolster Interoperability

The U.S. military recently teamed up with the Colombian Aerospace Force to showcase bilateral cooperation and a commitment to enhancing military readiness in the Ángel de los Andes and Relámpago VIII exercises, hosted in Colombia in August and September 2023. Teams from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Space Force, Navy, Coast Guard, and Marines trained alongside their Colombian counterparts to reinforce the thriving partnership between the two nations.

Sept. 22, 2023

NAMRU SOUTH Hosts Students for Military Tropical Medicine Field Exercise in Peru

This past Summer, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) SOUTH welcomed nine U.S. military students to a field exercise in Peru for the Military Tropical Medicine (MTM) course.