April 16, 2024

US, Chilean armies set stage for inaugural exercise Southern Fenix 2024

The U.S. and Chilean armies, along with civilian planners from U.S. Army South, 11th Airborne Division, 75th Field Artillery Brigade, 1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade and Texas Army National Guard, conducted a mid-planning conference for exercise Southern Fenix 2024, April 1-5, 2024, in Iquique, Chile.

April 16, 2024

Commander of U.S. Southern Command Visits Guatemala for Meetings With Guatemalan and Regional Leaders

U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), will arrive in Guatemala City, Monday, April 15, marking her first official visit to the country. 

April 11, 2024

USSPACECOM advances space partnerships in South America as part of Space Symposium 39 international engagements

U.S. Space Command leaders met with representatives from Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil, and Peru to strengthen and expand space cooperation among partner nations in the Western Hemisphere during Space Symposium 39, April 8-11, 2024.

April 11, 2024

USSPACECOM, Brazilian Air Force Sign Liaison Officer Agreement

U.S. Space Command and the Brazilian Air Force signed an arrangement to assign a Brazilian liaison officer to USSPACECOM, Apr. 11, 2024.

April 9, 2024

USSPACECOM and Uruguayan Air Force Sign Space Situational Awareness Information Sharing Agreement

U.S. Space Command and the Uruguayan Air Force signed a Space Situational Awareness information sharing agreement, Apr. 9, 2024.

April 8, 2024

USS Leyte Gulf Takes Down Semi-Submersible Vessel

The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), with an embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET), has made multiple drug interdictions in the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) area of operations (AOR).

April 6, 2024

Gen. Richardson Meets with President Milei, Defense Leaders in Argentina

U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), visited Argentina April 2 - 6, 2024, where she met with Argentine President Javier Milei and senior defense leaders and took part in the U.S.-provided donation of a C-130H Hercules aircraft to the country’s air force.

April 6, 2024

U.S. 4th Fleet Announces Southern Seas 2024 Deployment

The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) will deploy to the U.S. Southern Command area of operations over the next few months as part of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet’s Southern Seas 2024 deployment.

April 3, 2024

Gen. Richardson Visits Argentina To Strengthen Bilateral Ties

U.S. Army General Laura Richardson, commander of Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), travels to Argentina this week to foster dialogue and cooperation with the country's new government and defense leaders. Her visit underscores the long-standing commitment to enhancing the strategic partnership between both countries.

March 28, 2024

Southcom Commander Advises Next Generation

Army Gen. Laura Richardson, U.S. Southern Command's first female commander, shared the lessons she's learned from more than three decades in the military with the next generation of soldiers.

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