Jan. 30, 2024

Multinational planners in Barbados to lay groundwork for Caribbean-focused Tradewinds 2024 military exercise

The main planning conference (MPC) for Tradewinds 24 (TW24) has begun in Bridgetown, Barbados, marking the continuation of detailed preparations for one of the largest multinational military exercises in the Caribbean.

Jan. 26, 2024

Gen. Richardson meets with leaders in Ecuador as part of U.S. delegation

U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), visited Ecuador Jan. 22-25 as part of a U.S. delegation, led by Special Presidential Advisor for the Americas Christopher Dodd, that included meetings with President Daniel Noboa and other senior Ecuadorian leaders.

Jan. 10, 2024

Coast Guard offloads more than $32 million in illegal narcotics

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell offloaded more than 2,450 pounds of cocaine with an assessed street value of approximately $32.2 million in Miami, Tuesday.

Dec. 18, 2023

Strengthening Partnerships: “Sky Soldiers” achieve historic first at Colombia's Lancero school

In a historic achievement, three U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade became the first non-special operations Soldiers to successfully complete Colombia's prestigious Lancero school.

Dec. 15, 2023

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Paraguay, Meets with President, Senior Defense Leaders

MIAMI – U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), visited Paraguay Dec. 11-14 and met with President Santiago Peña and other senior leaders to discuss the United States’ longstanding defense partnership with Paraguay’s Armed Forces.

Dec. 13, 2023

JTF-Bravo vets inoculate, deworm cattle in Humuya

Joint Task Force-Bravo's veterinary team worked alongside Honduran cattle ranchers to inoculate and deworm livestock in Humuya, Honduras, Dec. 12, 2023.

Dec. 12, 2023

U.S. 4th Fleet’s Maritime Synchronization Symposium: Focus on China and Scaling the Hybrid Fleet

U.S. Navy Attachés and U.S. Navy Section Chiefs serving in partner nations in the Caribbean, Central and South America gathered at Naval Station Mayport Dec. 5-8, 2023, for the annual U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet Maritime Synchronization Symposium.

Dec. 8, 2023

Army South hosts TRADEWINDS 2024 Scenario Development Conference

Planners from across the region concluded the TRADEWINDS 2024 Scenario Development Conference held at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from Dec. 5-7.

Dec. 6, 2023

Colombia's Gen. Helder Giraldo Meets with SOUTHCOM Leaders in Miami

U.S. Southern Command hosted the General Commander of the Colombian Military Forces, Gen. Helder Giraldo, at the command's headquarters in Miami Dec. 6. Giraldo met with senior SOUTHCOM leaders to discuss U.S.-Colombia defense cooperation.

Nov. 21, 2023

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home to Portsmouth, Virginia, after interdicting $102 million worth of illegal narcotics

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned home to Portsmouth, Monday, following a 51-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Escanaba’s crew disrupted illegal narcotics smuggling, interdicting 3,520 kilograms of cocaine valued at more than $102 million.