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April 6, 2018

JTF-Bravo partners with Nicaragua to provide medical care in Waspam

Service members from the Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element participated in a Medical Readiness Training Exercise in Waspam, North Caribbean Autonomous Region of Nicaragua, March 19-24, working side by side with personnel from the Nicaraguan Army and Ministry of Health.

March 30, 2018

F-35 touches down for the first time in South America

Two F-35 Lightning II's assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing have landed in South America for the 2018 Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio marking the first time the F-35 has been to South America.

March 23, 2018

Adm. Tidd visits Chile, discusses security cooperation with leaders

The commander of U.S. Southern Command, Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, visited Chile to meet with the nation’s top defense leaders to discuss security cooperation.

March 9, 2018

SOUTHCOM, DOD Recognize Technicians Assisting Caribbean

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) recognized a team of subject-matter experts providing technical assistance to maritime-security forces in the Caribbean March 8 after the team earned a Department of Defense award for “excellence in maintenance training, advice, and assistance of foreign security forces.”

Feb. 16, 2018

Southcom Commander: Modest Investments Needed to Build Security Network

U.S. Southern Command has focused on building a “regional security network of principled, inclusive partnerships,” Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, Southcom’s commander, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Feb. 12, 2018

12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Air Force Section Chief Theater Security Cooperation Workshop

The workshop brought key personnel together to discuss strategy and to plan fiscal years 2019-2021 events in 12th Air Force’s (Air Forces Southern) Area of Responsibility. Seventeen Air Force Section Chiefs, fourteen National Guard Bureau State Partner Program representatives, as well as, air advisors from the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, officials from U.S. Southern Command and Secretary of the Air Force International Affairs joined members of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) for the workshop.

Feb. 12, 2018

Adm. Tidd visits Colombia, discusses security cooperation with leaders

Navy Adm, Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Colombia Feb 8 - 9 to discuss security cooperation with the nation's top leaders and get a firsthand look at Colombia's peace-building and security efforts.

Feb. 10, 2018

SOUTHCOM officials conduct annual METOC conference

Officials from the U.S. Southern Command held their annual SOUTHCOM Meteorological and Oceanographic conference here, Feb. 6. The 2-day-long gathering brought meteorology and oceanography specialists together from various sections of the Department of Defense to discuss operations, lessons learned from 2017, and ways to move forward in the future.

Feb. 9, 2018

Opioids Present Unprecedented Threat, Sessions Tells Southcom Summit

The nation is facing an unprecedented threat from opioids, with tens of thousands of people dying each year in the United States in overdoses involving the substance, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in Miami at U.S. Southern Command.

Dec. 6, 2017

Caribbean Nations Must Evolve Networks to Face New Challenges, Tidd Says

Networks are a fact of life in the world today and they are both the problem and the solution, U.S. Southern Command’s chief said at the Caribbean Nations Security Conference in Georgetown, Guyana.

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