Tag: Maj. Gen. William Thigpen

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.

Nov. 23, 2022

Exercise Southern Vanguard 23 comes to a close

Soldiers from the Illinois and Georgia National guard stood side by side with their Colombian Army counterparts one last time on the parade field of Tolemaida Military Base in Colombia during the closing ceremony of Exercise Southern Vanguard 23 (ExSV23) on Nov. 16, 2022.

Aug. 8, 2022

Exercise PANAMAX 22 kicks off across the U.S.

U.S. Army South is hosting a portion of PANAMAX 2022, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational command post exercise aimed at reinforcing and enhancing the long-term security of the Panama Canal and the Western Hemisphere, through Aug. 12 at bases in Texas, Florida, Virginia and Arizona.

Jan. 28, 2022

Army South conducts rehearsal of concept mass migration drill

U.S. Army South conducted a rehearsal of concept drill Jan. 19-20 based on a Caribbean mass migration scenario designed to ensure the team is ready to support a U.S. Government response if called upon.

Nov. 17, 2021

Army South CG visits Panama to strengthen relationships

A U.S. Army South delegation traveled to Panama City, Panama, to conduct a key leader engagement with the commander of the National Border Service, or SENAFRONT Panama, and meet with United States Embassy representatives Nov. 8, 2021.

Nov. 15, 2021

Peruvian Army delegation visits Army South

U.S. Army South hosted Peruvian Army representatives at Army South headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Nov. 15, 2021.

Oct. 12, 2021

Border conference promotes security for neighboring countries in South America

The Brazilian Army hosted senior military leaders from U.S. Army South, the armies of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, and the Panamanian SENAFRONT at the 2nd Multilateral Border Conference in Manaus, Amazonas state, held Sept. 27-29. The focus of the conference was to improve cooperation between participants and to develop solutions for regional border problems.