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Sept. 8, 2021

South Carolina National Guard conducts “Band-Aids not bullets diplomacy” in Colombia

South Carolina Army and Air National Guard medical personnel conducted a real-world humanitarian medical mission in the remote town of Tamana, Colombia last weekend during the regional Ángel de los Andes (Angel of the Andes) and Cooperación VII exercises. Approximately 30 members of the South Carolina National Guard are participating in the exercises from August 30 to September 10.

Aug. 3, 2021

Army South develops medical evacuation rehearsals with Colombian combat medics

U.S. Army South personnel and 82nd Airborne Division medics joined Colombian military partners to conduct medical evacuation rehearsals July 24, preceding a combined Dynamic Force Employment airborne exercise at Tolemaida Air Base, Colombia.

July 26, 2021

JTF-Bravo Logistics Support Enables Colombian Global Health Engagement

Medical personnel with the Medical Element, Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B), have a unique set of responsibilities when planning to conduct a Global Health Engagement across Latin America and the Caribbean, but their main focus is always patient care.

July 26, 2021

Army South participates in Dynamic Force Employment exercise in Colombia

U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers arrived at Tolemaida Air Base, Nilo, Colombia, July 21 for a Dynamic Force Employment exercise with members from the Colombian army, navy, marines and air force.

July 19, 2021

Rebuilding together: Colombia, JTF-Bravo Global Health Engagement concludes on Providencia Island

U.S. military service members and civilian providers with Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B), a U.S. Southern Command unit based out of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, in coordination with the Colombian Ministry of Health, military, government, and non-government organizations, conducted a Global Health Engagement July 14-16.

July 15, 2021

Exercise Relampago VI Soars Over Colombia

The skies roared with the sounds of U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons. Sounds that are not usually heard in a small mountain community in South America.

July 9, 2021

474th EOSS Airmen complete MAAS install at CACOM 5

Airmen assigned to the 474th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron completed an install and certification of a mobile aircraft arresting system prior to the commencement of Exercise Relampago VI on a shared runway with CACOM 5 and Jose Maria Cordova International Airport, July 9. The first ever MAAS install and certification at CACOM 5 is critical to maintaining mission readiness for ensuring safe fighter aircraft diverts to a runway.

June 9, 2021

Native Colombian pursues dream as Army aviator: Part 2

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mauricio Garcia, a Black Hawk pilot assigned to the Army Security Assistance Command’s Fort Bragg-based training unit, the Security Assistance Training Management Organization, was born in Medellín, Colombia to working class parents.

June 7, 2021

Native Colombian pursues dream as Army aviator: Part 1

As Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mauricio Garcia and his Colombian safety officer counterpart, Capt. Cristian Castiblanco, walk the flight line at a Colombian Army base, inspecting for safety hazards and violations, he could not help but marvel on how his life has come full circle.

May 4, 2021

Senior enlisted leaders collaborate in Colombia

During a recent key leader engagement visit to Colombia, Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Rice, the senior enlisted adviser at Security Assistance Command, saw firsthand how the foreign military sales process promoted greater interoperability between the Colombian military and the U.S. Army.

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