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March 12, 2020

Right-Sizing, Not Reduction at Guantanamo, Southcom Commander Says

Since the Guantanamo Bay detention camp stood up in 2002, nearly 780 prisoners have been housed there. Today, the facility holds just 40 men, one who has been convicted and 39 others who are detainees, said Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command. Now, there are plans to adjust operations at the facility to reflect this new reality.

March 8, 2020

Brazilian President Visits SOUTHCOM

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited U.S. Southern Command today to meet with U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, as well as other command and Department of Defense leaders. The leaders discussed the growing defense-cooperation partnership between Brazil and the U.S.

March 6, 2020

Brazilian President to Visit U.S. Southern Command

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will take part in a historic visit to U.S. Southern Command March 7. Bolsonaro will meet with U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, as well as other command leaders to discuss the growing defense-cooperation partnership between Brazil and the United States. During the visit, the U.S. and Brazil will sign a bilateral Agreement on Research Development, Test, and Evaluation Projects.

Nov. 26, 2019

SOUTHCOM leadership highlights JTFB counter-threat role, thanks troops

Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, and members of the SOUTHCOM command team spent Sunday and Monday with members of Team Soto Cano to celebrate Thanksgiving and discuss the role of Joint Task Force-Bravo in countering threats and bolstering regional security.

Nov. 5, 2019

Latin American Air Force cadets tour US, build partnerships throughout the hemisphere

Future leaders of 11 Latin American Air Forces visited 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) on the tail-end of their visit through the United States, as part of the Latin American Cadet Initiative. The twenty-two cadets represented air forces from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.

May 8, 2019

Navy Hospital Ship Deploying to Help Venezuelan Refugees

The U.S. is sending a hospital ship to aid in the refugee crisis resulting from instability in Venezuela. At the annual Washington Conference on the Americas at the State Department, Vice President Mike Pence announced the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will deploy to the U.S. Southern Command area of operations next month.

May 6, 2019

CIS2 team’s conference center upgrades bolster SOUTHCOM capabilities

Work is complete on a $2.5 million modernization project for U.S. Southern Command’s 45,000-square-foot Conference Center of the Americas in Doral, Florida.

Feb. 7, 2019

Partnerships in Hemisphere Important, Southcom Commander Says

The commander of U.S. Southern Command provided an assessment of Southcom’s concerns and initiatives to lawmakers during testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee regarding the defense authorization request for fiscal year 2020 and the Future Years Defense Program.

Jan. 29, 2019

Costa Rica's Minister of Public Security Visits SOUTHCOM

MIAMI (Jan. 28, 2019) – Costa Rica's Minister of Public Security Michael Soto Rojas visited the headquarters of U.S. Southern Command and met with SOUTHCOM commander, Navy Adm. Craig Faller, Jan. 28.

Nov. 26, 2018

Mattis Oversees Southcom Command Change

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis presided over the U.S. Southern Command change-of-command ceremony in Miami, as Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd turned over the reins to Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller.

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