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June 24, 2019

NAMRU-6 Holds Change of Command

U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6) held a change of command ceremony at the Peruvian Naval Hospital in Callao, Peru June 21.

June 21, 2019

Multinational task force begins deployment during hurricane season to Latin America, Caribbean

Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command officially kicked off their 2019 deployment with an opening ceremony at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, June 21.

June 20, 2019

US 4th Fleet and Partner Nations Will Unite for Exercise UNITAS

Chile will host maritime forces from 12 countries to participate in exercise UNITAS LX (60) Pacific from June 24 – July 3. Joining the U.S. and Chile this year are 11 countries including Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

June 19, 2019

Opening Ceremony Kicks Off Fuerzas Comando 2019 in Chile

Special Operations Forces from 19 countries gathered in Santiago, Chile for the Opening Day Ceremony of Fuerzas Comando 2019 at the Brigada de Operaciones Especiales “Lautaro.”

June 19, 2019

U.S. Military Dentist Treats Patients in Guatemala

Sometimes in the U.S. one might take for granted the privilege of being able to seek treatment from a doctor or dentist. That's not the case here, where hundreds of people without means are waiting in line for that opportunity, and Joel Whiteman is here to help.

June 18, 2019

Pence Tours USNS Comfort Before Its Latin America Deployment

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, toured the USNS Comfort at the Port of Miami as the ship prepares to embark on a five-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean to address the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and to strengthen partnerships in the region.

June 17, 2019

Florida Guard unit completes mission at Exercise Tradewinds 2019

Over the past two weeks, Soldiers from the Florida Army National Guard's 54th Security Force Assistance Brigade teamed up with allies from throughout the Caribbean as part of U.S. Southern Command's exercise Tradewinds to bolster Caribbean defense capacity and strengthen regional ties. For the Soldiers of the FLARNG 54th SFAB, this marked their first overseas unit mobilization in the unit's history.

June 15, 2019

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Departs Norfolk for Medical Mission

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) left from Naval Station Norfolk, June 14, to begin its deployment to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. During its deployment, Comfort will provide medical assistance in support of regional partners and in response to the regional impacts of the Venezuela political and economic crisis.

June 13, 2019

Honduran soldiers complete U.S. Army led Security Forces Training

Members of the Honduran Army completed Security Forces Training (SFT) conducted by the U.S. Army with a graduation ceremony June 11, 2019, here. Puerto Rico U.S. Army National Guard members assigned to Task Force - Borinqueneer trained 45 Honduran service members during a two-week course on security forces techniques and procedures.

June 11, 2019

Fuerzas Comando 2019 Set to Take Place in Chile

Special operations forces from 20 countries will participate in Fuerzas Comando 2019 in Santiago, Chile, June 17-27.

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