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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.

Aug. 16, 2018

Mattis, Argentine Defense Officials Meet in Buenos Aires

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and top Argentine defense officials reaffirmed the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Argentina during a meeting in Buenos Aires.

July 14, 2018

Colombian President-elect Ivan Duque visits U.S. Southern Command

MIAMI (July 14, 2018) -- Colombian President-elect Ivan Duque visited U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquarters today, where he met with Adm. Kurt Tidd, SOUTHCOM commander and other leaders from the headquarters to learn more about the command and its defense partnership with Colombia. Duque visited the headquarters as he prepares to assume the presidency of Colombia Aug. 7.

June 26, 2018

'Beyond the Horizon' exercise strengthening partnership with El Salvador

Some 1,800 Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force Hope are providing humanitarian assistance as part of their training during the Beyond the Horizon exercise in La Paz, El Salvador. The U.S. Army South-led mission began May 12 and runs through Aug. 4, and includes Soldiers from all components, Air Force and Marine service members, Salvadoran soldiers and personnel from non-governmental organizations.

June 7, 2018

Southern Command Chief Says South American Allies ‘Got Game’

Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil are all important partners for the United States, with capable militaries that have taken on broader security responsibilities, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said.

May 29, 2018

571st MSAS builds partnership capacity in the Dominican Republic

The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) completed training with the Dominican Republic Air Force (FARD) near Santo Domingo from April 18 through May 5, 2018.

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