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April 24, 2020

Coast Guard, Panamanian authorities stop drug smuggling operation near Panama

The Coast Guard stopped a drug smuggling operation, April 13, in international waters northeast of Panama.

April 24, 2020

Bringing Them Home

Approximately 90 U.S. citizens who were previously unable to return home from South America, were transported to Duke Field, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Sept. 5, 2019

Civil Affairs Team Partners with Panama Agencies

Strengthening partnerships and improving critical skills with over ten government and civilian sector agencies were focus areas during a week-long first aid seminar held at Servicio Nacional de Fronteras (SENAFRONT), Batallon Occidental, Provincia de Chiriquí, Panama from Aug. 26 – 30, 2019.

Aug. 16, 2019

571st MSAS provides aviation weather capability to Panama

Panama’s Darién Gap is a 10,000 square-mile remote region of mountains, swamps and rainforests, known for attracting explorers and adventurers alike. In July 2019, 11 air advisors from the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron descended upon the Gap as part of a mobile training team with personnel from the National Air and Naval Service, or SENAN, at Nicanor Air Base, Panama.

Aug. 15, 2019

USNS Comfort Concludes Medical Mission in Panama

The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) held a closing ceremony pier side symbolizing the completion of the ship’s fourth medical mission in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, Aug. 12.

Aug. 9, 2019

Comfort Starts Providing Medical Assistance in Panama Following Opening Ceremony

Host nation government officials, partner nation representatives and senior leadership from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) attended an opening ceremony to mark the beginning of the ship’s medical mission in Colon, Panama Aug. 7.

Oct. 23, 2018

Southern Partnership Station Begins Subject Matter Expert Exchanges in Panama

A team of U.S. Navy divers and explosive ordnance disposal technicians arrived in Panama Oct. 10 to begin Subject Matter Expert Exchanges (SMEE) and partner capacity building engagements with Panamanian forces as part of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018.

July 25, 2018

Republic of Panama, SOCSOUTH host Senior Leader Symposium

Senior leaders from 17 countries in the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and the United States participated in a Distinguished Visitor Program and Senior Leader Symposium as part of Fuerzas Comando July 23, 2018 at the Hilton, Panama City, Panama.

July 23, 2018

Commandos Contend in Panama's Jungles for Coveted Cup

Service members from 17 nations competing in Fuerzas Comando 2018 learned from each other, improved tactics and increased their special operations capabilities to confront common threats during a commando competition.

July 17, 2018

Fuerzas Comando 2018 Officially Kicks Off in Panama

Despite the cloudy skies, spirits were high for approximately 100 anxious competitors. Hosted by the Ministry of Public Security, Panama this year, Fuerzas Comando, a multinational special operations competition sponsored by U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) and executed by Special Operations Command South kicked off its 14th iteration of the event July 17, 2018, with an opening ceremony.

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