July 13, 2023

United in Purpose | 20 Nations Kick Off UNITAS LXIV in Colombia

UNITAS LXIV is officially underway.  The opening ceremony of the world’s longest-running multinational maritime exercise formally launched this year’s iteration on July 12, 2023.

July 11, 2023

USNS Burlington Hosts Launch of Unmanned Surface Vehicle

CARRIBEAN SEA -- U.S. Navy Sailors partnered with Military Sealift Command civilian mariners and civilian contractors in a collaborative effort to successfully launch a Wave Glider unmanned surface vehicle (USV) from expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Burlington (T-EPF 10), June 30, 2023.

July 11, 2023

UNITAS LXIV to begin in Colombia

U.S. Navy and Marine forces are set to arrive in Cartagena in support of UNITAS LXIV, the world’s longest-running multinational maritime exercise in the world, scheduled to start July 11, 2023.

June 30, 2023

ARSOUTH takes part in international workshop focused on disaster recovery

The Multi-Lateral Disaster Response Lessons Learned Workshop was hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, USACE Emergency Management and Resiliency Program, and U.S. Army South from June 12-15 at the Readiness Support Center in Mobile, Alabama.

June 23, 2023

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Dominican Republic

The commander of U.S. Southern Command, Army Gen. Laura Richardson, visited Dominican Republic June 21-22, meeting with Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader and military leaders to discuss security cooperation.

June 23, 2023

Joint Task Force-Guantanamo Change of Command

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Scott Hiipakka relinquished command of Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) to U.S. Army Colonel Matthew Jemmott, during a ceremony Jun. 20, 2023, at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.

June 21, 2023

JTF-Bravo excels in multinational HA/DR exercise

From earthquakes and volcanic activity to forest fires and tropical storms, the variety of natural disaster threats Central America faces constantly is endless.

June 16, 2023

Gen. Richardson Meets with Leaders in Panama

The commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, visited Panama June 14-16 to meet with leaders and reaffirm the close security partnership between the United States and Panama and visit the Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres en Centroamérica y República Dominicana (CEPREDENAC)-led humanitarian and disaster relief exercise.

June 13, 2023

Caribbean Leaders Meet in Jamaica for CANSEC to Discuss Security Issues

“Strengthening Regional Security Through Informed Action” was this year’s theme as the Jamaican Defence Force (JDF) and the United States Southern Command jointly hosted Caribbean Nations Security Conference 2023 (CANSEC 23) welcoming defense and public-security leaders from the United States and the Caribbean from June 6 - 8.

June 1, 2023

CENTAM Guardian phase two taking place in Dominican Republic

Phase two of U.S. Army South-led CENTAM Guardian 2023 (CG23) commenced with an opening ceremony May 22 at the Ministry of Defense with more than 390 military and USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance from the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic participating in the exercise.