July 25, 2023

UNITAS LXIV Concludes in Colombia

UNITAS LXIV (64), the world’s longest-running multinational maritime exercise concluded with a closing ceremony in Cartagena, Colombia, July 21, 2023.

July 24, 2023

919th SOW leads deployment, strengthens interoperability in South America

Citizen Air Commandos from the 919th Special Operations Wing demonstrated their warfighting capabilities in the 12th Air Force-led U.S. Southern Command field training exercise, Resolute Sentinel 2023 July 7-22, 2023.

July 24, 2023

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Panama, Colombia

The commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, met with Panamanian and Colombian leaders during official visits to each nation July 19 – 21.

July 20, 2023

Navy SEALs Enhance Maritime Domain Dominance with Partner Forces in Colombia

East-Coast-Based Naval Special Warfare Operators (SEAL) showcased their capabilities and strengthened international partnerships during their participation in the multinational exercise UNITAS 64. As part of the exercise, SEALs trained alongside partner nation special operations forces in submarine operations, visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS), and close quarters combat (CQC), reaffirming the importance of collaboration in maritime defense strategies.

July 20, 2023

A Multinational Staff Operating as One

CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA -- U.S. Navy Sailors operate alongside partner nation sailors as a multinational staff during the underway portion of UNITAS LXIV, successfully conducting drills, maneuvers, and exercises from the Peruvian Navy flagship, BAP Pisco (AMP 156).

July 19, 2023

Air Force Reserve AE technicians, Peruvian partners participate in training scenario

Resolute Sentinel 23 aims to improve readiness of U.S. and partner nation military and interagency personnel through joint defense interoperability training, engineering projects and knowledge exchanges.

July 18, 2023

RS23 Space Team ACEs Space Deployment

A coalition space team made history during exercise Resolute Sentinel 23, executing the first-ever defensive space control operation in U. S. Southern Command history and demonstrating the real-world impact of Agile Combat Employment operations for space.

July 18, 2023

Coast Guard crew offloads more than $158 million worth of narcotics in San Diego

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) offloaded more than 11,600 pounds of cocaine and 5,500 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $158 million in San Diego, Monday.

July 17, 2023

20 Nations Meet for Maritime Exercise

UNITAS LXIV, a multinational maritime exercise that brings together 20 nations from all over the world, is underway in Cartagena, Colombia.

July 17, 2023

Multinational exercise Tradewinds 2023 begins in Guyana

The Caribbean-focused exercise, Tradewinds 2023 (TW23), officially commenced with an opening ceremony that took place July 15 at Camp Ayanganna. Tradewinds is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored annual exercise designed to strengthen partnerships and interoperability, promote human rights, as well as increase all participants' training capacity and capability to mitigate, plan for and respond to regional crises and security threats.

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