Tag: U.S. Southern Command

Dec. 8, 2023

Army South hosts TRADEWINDS 2024 Scenario Development Conference

Planners from across the region concluded the TRADEWINDS 2024 Scenario Development Conference held at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from Dec. 5-7.

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. 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.

Sept. 6, 2023

Sgt. Major Rafael Rodriguez assumes duties as U.S. Southern Command’s Senior Enlisted Leader

U.S. Marine Sgt. Major Rafael Rodriguez assumed duties as SOUTHCOM’s Senior Enlisted Leader on September 6, 2023, relieving outgoing U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Benjamin Jones, during a change of responsibility ceremony at the command’s headquarters.

Aug. 4, 2023

Space Plays Larger Role in U.S. Southern Command's Mission

An increasing interest in space by partner nations in South America may prove beneficial to the U.S. Southern Command mission there, its commander said.

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.

March 6, 2023

Women Leaders Discuss Benefits of Military Service

In celebration of Women's History Month, military leaders discussed the importance of recruiting and retaining the best and most competent personnel in the military. 

Feb. 9, 2023

Defense and Public Security Leaders Gather in Costa Rica for Central American Security Conference, SOUTHCOM Commander announces $13.7 million security assistance donation to Costa Rica

Regional collaboration opportunities to address 21st century challenges was the theme this year as defense and public-security leaders from the United States and Central America took part in the Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC)  Feb. 8.

Feb. 1, 2023

SOUTHCOM Provides Medical Assistance to Lesser Antilles

Following in the wake of the United States Naval Ship Comfort's recent deployment for operation Continuing Promise, U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) has kicked off operation Lesser Antilles Medical Assistance Team (LAMAT) this week beginning with the arrival of U.S. Military personnel at USSOUTHCOM headquarters in Miami Florida, January 25, 2023

Jan. 30, 2023

Southern Command holds groundbreaking ceremony for new military housing complex

U.S. Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), welcomed distinguished guests from Washington, D.C., the Department of Defense, and leaders from Miami-Dade County to the groundbreaking ceremony for the future site of the new military housing complex supporting the command.