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March 15, 2019

Signing ceremony formalizes New York and Brazil partnership

The New York National Guard embarked on a new State Partnership Program with the country of Brazil with the Thursday signing of a Partnership Declaration between Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general of New York, and Brazilian Navy Rear Adm. Guilherme da Silva Costa, representing the Brazilian National Defense Force, aboard the Intrepid Air & Space Museum.

March 14, 2019

1-228th Avn Regt. Trains with El Salvador Special Forces

Joint Task Force Bravo’s 1-228th Aviation Regiment worked with the 7th Special Forces Group to train Salvadoran Special Forces soldiers in paradrop operations, helocast and fast rope insertion extraction system training in El Salvador, March 4-7.

March 11, 2019

Opening Ceremony Celebrates Milestone for Colombia’s SOF NCOs

TOLEMAIDA, Colombia - The noncommissioned officer has often been described as the “backbone” of the United States Armed Forces for being the most visible force charged with executing an organization’s mission and training its personnel. Developing the NCO has long been a strategy in the U.S. military for maintaining readiness by providing the education and training needed to operate in complex environments.

March 7, 2019

Brazil Riverine Medical Mission 2019-1 Concludes

Four U.S. Navy physicians embarked aboard Brazilian Navy hospital ship NAsH Carlos Chagas (U 19) completed a month-long mission with their Brazilian Navy counterparts to exchange medical expertise and to bring medical care to isolated communities along the Amazon River, March 3.

Feb. 25, 2019

USAF Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Colombia for Venezuela

A group of reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, delivered humanitarian aid Friday, Feb. 22, which will benefit the people of Venezuela.

Feb. 22, 2019

Winged Warriors maintain combat capabilities in Belize

The air hangs quiet and humid over a jungle landscape glowing only by the light of stars and fireflies that decorate the scene; the night would be like any other in the small country of Belize, except for the distant lights of U.S. Army helicopters and their M-240H Machine Guns.

Feb. 20, 2019

Colombian Defense Chief Visits SOUTHCOM

MIAMI (Feb. 20, 2019) -- U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, hosted Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Luis Navarro Jiménez, Commanding General of the Colombian Military Forces, at SOUTHCOM headquarters today.

Feb. 20, 2019

Global Health Engagement in action: Trinidad and Tobago

Each year, U.S. Navy personnel deploy to Partner Nations (PNs) in the Caribbean including Central and South America as part of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) to strengthen partnerships and improve interoperability. As part of SPS 2018, I was responsible for an eleven person Global Fleet Health Engagement Team (GHET) in Trinidad and Tobago (TTO).

Feb. 17, 2019

DoD, DoS, USAID Work Together to Provide Aid for Venezuelans

Three C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and Joint Base Charleston, S.C., delivered humanitarian aid to Cucuta, Columbia, Feb. 16, 2019 in coordination with the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development.

Feb. 14, 2019

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Brazil and Curaçao, Discusses Regional Security Cooperation

MIAMI (Feb. 14, 2019) -- U.S. Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, wrapped up a trip to Brazil and Curaçao today where he met with leaders to discuss security cooperation.

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