Aug. 8, 2023

U.S. Air Force gunship trains in Chile alongside Bullfighter, Chilean, US JTACs

1st Special Operations Wing participates in Exercise Southern Star 23, an annual special operations forces exercise led by Chile, from July 24 to Aug. 10, 2023. The training event, organized by Special Operations Command South, aims to strengthen relationships between partner forces, enhance integration, and enable asymmetric capabilities.

Aug. 4, 2023

Space Plays Larger Role in U.S. Southern Command's Mission

An increasing interest in space by partner nations in South America may prove beneficial to the U.S. Southern Command mission there, its commander said.

Aug. 4, 2023

U.S. 4th Fleet Announces Continuing Promise 2023 Deployment

The U.S. Navy expeditionary fast transport USNS Burlington (T-EPF 10) will deploy to the U.S. Southern Command area of operations over the next two months as part of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet's Continuing Promise 2023 mission.

Aug. 2, 2023

Integrating Unmanned Systems into Operations at Sea

Members of NIWC Atlantic’s Unmanned Naval Innovation Team (UNIT) participated in Exercise “UNITAS” off the coast of Colombia last week in support of the U.S. 4th Fleet’s future hybrid fleet.

July 31, 2023

Tradewinds 23 Exercise Highlights Multinational Partnerships

Tradewinds 23, a two-week multinational exercise supporting the security of the Caribbean and Central America, wrapped up with a closing ceremony July 27. The training exercise involved 21 nations and more than 1,500 people from all branches of the U.S. military, civilians, and law enforcement across the partner nations.

July 29, 2023

Gen. Richardson visits Guyana, Honduras

The commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, visited Guyana and Honduras July 25 – 28 and met with military and senior government leaders.

July 28, 2023

Peru Bolsters International Space Collaboration with Key U.S. Partners During Exercise

OPERATION HARPY SUR, a space exercise nested under Exercise RESOLUTE SENTINEL 2023, has opened a new chapter in international space collaboration at the Centro Nacional de Operaciones de Imágenes Satelitales, or CNOIS, in southern Peru. The space exercise aims to bolster the region's emerging space programs.

July 28, 2023

Guyana joins initiative that supports development of human rights programs in the Caribbean, Latin America

During a bilateral meeting today between Brigadier Omar Khan, Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Chief of Staff, and U.S. Army General Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), the two leaders signed the Human Rights Framework committing their organizations to “human rights engagement, cooperation and integration.”

July 26, 2023

OK Air Guard members support arms training with SOUTHCOM multinational partners

Members of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force and Oklahoma Air National Guard conducted marksmanship training and close quarters battle training with multinational partners as part of TRADEWINDS23 Exercise on July 16, 2023, at Camp Stephenson, Guyana.

July 26, 2023

Florida Guard, Guyana, improve partnership during Tradewinds 2023

The Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program has fostered enduring relationships with partner countries since 1993. The Florida National Guard’s partnership with Guyana, which began in 2003, embodies this global effort to improve interoperability, enhance access and influence, and increase readiness.

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