Tag: southcom

May 9, 2024

U.S. Southern Command Strategy, Policy, and Plans Director Visits Guyana

U.S. Marine Corps Major General (MajGen) Julie Nethercot, U.S. Southern Command Strategy, Policy, and Plans Director, visited Guyana May 6-8. The Strategy, Policy, and Plans Directorate at U.S. Southern Command oversees strategic planning, policy development, and security cooperation coordination for Latin America and the Caribbean.

April 6, 2024

Gen. Richardson Meets with President Milei, Defense Leaders in Argentina

U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), visited Argentina April 2 - 6, 2024, where she met with Argentine President Javier Milei and senior defense leaders and took part in the U.S.-provided donation of a C-130H Hercules aircraft to the country’s air force.

March 12, 2024

Leaders Discuss Security Priorities for Western Hemisphere

DOD's top priority is defense of the U.S. homeland against growing multidomain threats posed by China and Russia but emerging technologies are also posing new challenges to strategic stability, defense leaders told Congress.

Feb. 9, 2024

Strengthening the U.S.-Uruguay security partnership: Gen. Richardson meets with senior government, defense leaders in Uruguay

The commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, visited Uruguay Feb. 5-8, 2024, and met with senior government and defense leaders to discuss the bilateral defense partnership between the United States and Uruguay.

Feb. 9, 2024

Improving Service Member Quality of Life: Construction begins on SOUTHCOM’s New Military Housing Complex

Across the street from U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquarters, tractors and earth movers are clearing the land and laying the groundwork for a new military housing community that will dramatically increase the quality of life of service members and families assigned to SOUTHCOM.

Jan. 30, 2024

Multinational planners in Barbados to lay groundwork for Caribbean-focused Tradewinds 2024 military exercise

The main planning conference (MPC) for Tradewinds 24 (TW24) has begun in Bridgetown, Barbados, marking the continuation of detailed preparations for one of the largest multinational military exercises in the Caribbean.

Dec. 15, 2023

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Paraguay, Meets with President, Senior Defense Leaders

MIAMI – U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), visited Paraguay Dec. 11-14 and met with President Santiago Peña and other senior leaders to discuss the United States’ longstanding defense partnership with Paraguay’s Armed Forces.

Dec. 6, 2023

Colombia's Gen. Helder Giraldo Meets with SOUTHCOM Leaders in Miami

U.S. Southern Command hosted the General Commander of the Colombian Military Forces, Gen. Helder Giraldo, at the command's headquarters in Miami Dec. 6. Giraldo met with senior SOUTHCOM leaders to discuss U.S.-Colombia defense cooperation.

Oct. 24, 2023

SOUTHCOM supports local Honduran students

12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, Maj. Gen. Evan Pettus, joined top representatives from the Honduras Ministry of Education to inaugurate the expansion of a school dining facility in Comayagua, Honduras, on Aug. 4.

Oct. 16, 2023

Southcom Aims to Create Maintenance Partnerships With South American Nations

As part of the Theater Maintenance Partnership Initiative, U.S. Southern Command will help partner nations in South America better maintain equipment purchased from the U.S.