May 20, 2024

70th Anniversary of the United States and Honduras’ partnership

It was on this day 70 years ago — May 20, 1954, that the United States and Honduras signed a bilateral military assistance agreement at Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

May 13, 2024

U.S. Army South, joint force and multinational planners prepare for Exercise PANAMAX 2024 with crisis planning conference

U.S. Army South hosted Joint Force planners and military representatives from five South American countries for a crisis planning conference at the Estancia del Norte San Antonio Hotel from April 22-26 in preparation for Exercise PANAMAX 2024.

May 9, 2024

TRADEWINDS 24 begins with opening ceremony

The flags of 26 nations were ceremoniously unfurled at Paragon Army Base, marking the official commencement of TRADEWINDS 24 in Barbados on May 4, 2024.

May 9, 2024

U.S. Southern Command Strategy, Policy, and Plans Director Visits Guyana

U.S. Marine Corps Major General (MajGen) Julie Nethercot, U.S. Southern Command Strategy, Policy, and Plans Director, visited Guyana May 6-8. The Strategy, Policy, and Plans Directorate at U.S. Southern Command oversees strategic planning, policy development, and security cooperation coordination for Latin America and the Caribbean.

May 6, 2024

Kentucky National Guard Partner Ecuador Receives C-130H

The Ecuadorian Air Force welcomed a C-130H Hercules into its inventory during a ceremony attended by Kentucky Air National Guard leaders who were on hand to congratulate their State Partnership Program colleagues on the new capability.

May 1, 2024

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James Visits Buenos Aires, Argentina

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL 754) and its crew arrived April 29 at the Port of Buenos Aires. This visit marks a significant moment in the ongoing partnership between the U.S. and Argentina, aimed at enhancing maritime security and combating illicit activities at sea. During this visit, the crew will also conduct joint drills on the high seas with their Argentine counterparts, emphasizing the collaborative spirit of this mission.

April 30, 2024

Infantería Marina de Armada Paraguaya hosted U.S. Marines to plan future training, build security cooperation

In a move to increase collaboration and partnership, the Comando Infantería Marina de Armada Paraguaya (COMIM) hosted members of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, for collaborative planning between militaries from April 8 -11.

April 29, 2024

Multinational Firefighting Teams Train Together During CENTAM Smoke

The multinational exercise CENTAM SMOKE ended with a closing ceremony awarding the five participating countries’ firefighters at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 26, 2024.

April 26, 2024

El Salvador sends the first female firefighter to participate in CENTAM SMOKE

A female firefighter from the Fire Department of El Salvador was the first to participate in CENTAM SMOKE at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, from April 22-26, 2024.

April 24, 2024

SEAC Wraps Up Visit to Soto Cano Air Base

The Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black visited personnel at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 22-23, 2024. Black is the fifth Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the U.S. military’s highest-ranking enlisted member. 

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