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Jan. 22, 2022

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Jamaica, Strengthens Partnership with ‘Regional Security Leader’

The Commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, visited Jamaica Jan. 20-22, meeting with security leaders to reaffirm support of the U.S.-Jamaica security partnership. Richardson also attended the historic Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) change-of-command Jan. 21 as Rear Adm. Antonette Wemyss-Gorman was sworn in as the force’s first female Chief of Defence Staff.

Nov. 24, 2021

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Brazil

U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Brazil Nov. 22-24 where she met with military leaders to discuss regional security and the growing defense partnership between the Western Hemisphere’s two largest democracies.

Nov. 24, 2021

US Navy and Marine Officers Participate in Brazilian Exercise DRAGÃO

MIAMI – Marines and Sailors from U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet conducted multiple engagements with the Brazilian Navy and Marines in support of the Brazilian Joint Exercise DRAGÃO Oct. 29 to Nov. 5.

Sept. 26, 2021

UNITAS LXII Kicks off in Lima

LIMA, Peru – Naval and Marine forces from Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Morocco, Panama, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and the United States kicked off UNITAS LXII, an annual multinational exercise, Sept. 24, in Lima, Peru.

Sept. 9, 2021

571 MSAS launches inaugural WPS seminar in El Salvador

Twenty-eight Salvadoran military members participated in the first-ever Women, Peace and Security seminar including all branches of the Salvadoran military from Aug. 23-27 at the Centro de Entrenamiento de Operaciones de Paz (CEOPAZ), El Salvador. Women, Peace and Security is a United Nations effort to highlight the effect of conflict on women and the importance of including women in security forces and in conflict resolution. This effort aims to promote women leaders within the military and security forces and to develop solutions for a seamless integration.

Sept. 7, 2021

Army South hosts 2nd Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep for rotating Security Force Assistance Teams

U.S. Army South hosted the second pre-deployment training seminar, Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep, at their headquarters Aug. 31-Sept. 1 to prepare teams assigned to the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade for future training and advising missions in Colombia, Honduras and Panama.

Aug. 23, 2021

U.S., Chilean armies finalize 16th bilateral army-to-army staff talks

U.S. Army South and the Chilean Army held virtual bilateral staff talks Aug. 19-20 to formally agree upon security cooperation activities from 2022-2024.

Aug. 21, 2021

USS Arlington Arrives in Haiti to Support USAID

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) arrived in U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations off the coast Haiti to begin humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, Aug. 21.

Aug. 17, 2021

U.S. Southern Command Speeds to Aid Haitians

A U.S. Southern Command joint task force has already begun working to aid the people of Haiti, which was recently hit by a devastating earthquake and is now being flooded by a tropical storm.

Aug. 13, 2021

SOUTHCOM Commander Strengthens Partnerships During Visits to Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados

U.S. Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados Aug. 10-13 to meet with leaders and regional organizations to discuss continued partnership in efforts to counter security threats and strengthen regional humanitarian and disaster response.

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