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May 18, 2020

IAAFA Adapts during COVID-19, Continues International Professional Military Education via Distance Learning

In March 2020, when the nation started shelter-in-place orders due to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic, the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, which forges international friendship and security cooperations through education and training, coordinated for all of their international students to return to their home countries. Despite relocations, IAAFA got back up and running with distance learning courses facilitated by videoconferencing software and because of that IAAFA’s Alpha Class of 2020 graduated May 15, 2020 via a virtual graduation ceremony.

May 10, 2018

2018 Central American Security Conference focuses on threat networks, regional collaboration

Defense and public security leaders from Central America joined their counterparts from U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and observers from five partner nations during the 2018 Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC) May 9-10 in San Salvador.

Oct. 18, 2017

Coast Guard Transfers Two Former Cutters To Costa Rica

The Coast Guard conducted a transfer ceremony of the former cutters Long Island and Roanoke Island to the Costa Rican coast guard in Caldera, Costa Rica, Oct. 13. Costa Rica is the third nation to receive 110-foot patrol boats through the Office of International Acquisition’s Excess Defense Articles (EDA) Program.

March 28, 2017

Duke Univ. Forum: SOUTHCOM Commander Shares Perspectives on Security in Latin America, Caribbean

VIDEO: Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, along with retired Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the previous Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed security issues in Latin America and the Caribbean during a forum at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy.

March 22, 2017

Central American, ARSOUTH leaders meet to discuss regional challenges

The first day of the Central American Regional Leaders Conference took place today on Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston. In attendance are senior military and police officials from throughout Central America.

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