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.

March 23, 2024

SOUTHCOM Commander Accompanies Sec. Raimondo in Costa Rica

The commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, accompanied U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo during a visit to Costa Rica March 21-22.

March 21, 2024

JTF-Bravo supports AGILE BEAR

JTF-Bravo participated in AGILE BEAR helping move equipment and personnel across the country, and validate the national response during a humanitarian aid crisis alongside the Belize National Emergency Management Organization in Belize, March 16-20.

March 19, 2024

Inaugural LAMAT mission begins in St. Kitts & Nevis

Forty-three U.S. Air Force active duty and reserve Airmen traveled to St. Kitts and Nevis in support of this year’s Lesser Antilles Medical Assistance Team mission, where they will be working alongside host nation counterparts to foster mutual collaboration and training, and provide the best possible care for patients.

March 19, 2024

General Says Crisis in Haiti Requires International Response

The situation in Haiti requires an international solution that also includes the Haitian perspective, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said.

March 12, 2024

Leaders Discuss Security Priorities for Western Hemisphere

DOD's top priority is defense of the U.S. homeland against growing multidomain threats posed by China and Russia but emerging technologies are also posing new challenges to strategic stability, defense leaders told Congress.

COMMANDER'S PRIORITIES