May 13, 2016

Special operations teams from 20 nations compete in Fuerzas Comando competition

ANCON, Peru, May 12, 2016 — After 11 days of Olympic-level exertion, 160 special operations competitors from 20 countries across the Americas and the Caribbean know through experience how competition and cooperation can coexist. The sport and spirit of Fuerzas Comando, a U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)-sponsored international competition and partnership, culminated in a closing ceremony May 12, 2016 in Ancon, Peru.

April 25, 2016

US, Colombian armies hold bilateral staff talks

Readiness U.S. Army Chief Of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley hasmade it clear this is the No. 1 priority. Active engagement with partner nationarmies is key in remaining ready to meet the ever-changing challenges of todayand tomorrow.U.S. Army South, the Army service component command to U.S.Southern Command, knows well the benefits of strong

April 25, 2016

Beyond the Horizon civic assistance exercise opens in Guatemala

Guatemalan and U.S. forces stood side by side in formationduring a ceremony to open a joint-foreign military humanitarian civicassistance exercise called Beyond the Horizon April 7 in San Marcos, Guatemala.Nestled between lush, green fields scattered with grazingcows, a variety of military vehicles displayed in an arch formation showcasedsome

April 21, 2016

Joint Task Force Bravo Helps to Fight Wildfires in Panama

Based at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras, members of Joint Task Force Bravo deployed to Panama to help fight wildfires.

March 30, 2016

Operation Martillo Still Hammering Away at Illicit Trafficking

Led by Joint Interagency Task Force South in support of U.S. Southern Command, Operation Martillo is entering its fifth year of coordinating partner nation efforts to stop illicit trafficking routes in the coastal waters along the Central American isthmus.

March 22, 2016

Tidd: ‘Whole-of-Hemisphere’ Fighting Zika Virus

U.S. Southern Command is just part of the “whole-of-hemisphere” approach to combating the Zika virus, Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd Southcom's commander, said at a Council of the Americas forum on Zika and the Americas.

March 17, 2016

South Carolina National Guard hosts top Colombian army maintenance officer

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Colombian army's top maintenance officer got a first-hand look at the South Carolina Army National Guard's maintenance facilities during a State Partnership Program engagement here on March 7-11. Colombian army Brig. Gen. Alexander Ramirez, and five other maintenance officers, toured the Combined Support Maintenance Shop, the

March 11, 2016

Tidd: Global Terrorist, Criminal Networks Southcom’s Biggest Threat

Testifying before a Senate panel, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said global terrorist and criminal networks are the biggest threats facing the command.

March 10, 2016

Southcom Commander Reports on Visits to Area of Responsibility

Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd briefed reporters on his visits to nations within the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to meet with military leaders and other regional officials.

Feb. 3, 2016

Gracias a Dios receives health care from Honduran, U.S. services

The Honduran Army, representatives with the Honduran Ministry of Health and volunteers from Honduran medical schools, participated in a Medical Readiness Training Exercise, or MEDRETE, with support from Servicemembers from Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element, in the village of Nueva Jerusalén, Gracias a Dios Department, Honduras, January 28,