Tag: Colombia

May 31, 2024

Gen. Richardson Visits Colombia

U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visit Colombia May 28 - 31.

April 29, 2024

Multinational Firefighting Teams Train Together During CENTAM Smoke

The multinational exercise CENTAM SMOKE ended with a closing ceremony awarding the five participating countries’ firefighters at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 26, 2024.

April 11, 2024

USSPACECOM advances space partnerships in South America as part of Space Symposium 39 international engagements

U.S. Space Command leaders met with representatives from Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil, and Peru to strengthen and expand space cooperation among partner nations in the Western Hemisphere during Space Symposium 39, April 8-11, 2024.

Feb. 14, 2024

South Carolina Guard Comes to Aid of Partner Colombia

The South Carolina National Guard is assisting Colombia, its State Partnership Program partner, in dealing with dozens of wildfires. To help emergency responders battle as many as 30 active fires in and around Bogota in late January, the South Carolina National Guard loaned Colombia multiple helicopter buckets. 

Dec. 18, 2023

Strengthening Partnerships: “Sky Soldiers” achieve historic first at Colombia's Lancero school

In a historic achievement, three U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade became the first non-special operations Soldiers to successfully complete Colombia's prestigious Lancero school.

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.

Sept. 29, 2023

U.S. and Colombia Soar Together: Ángel de los Andes and Relámpago VII Bolster Interoperability

The U.S. military recently teamed up with the Colombian Aerospace Force to showcase bilateral cooperation and a commitment to enhancing military readiness in the Ángel de los Andes and Relámpago VIII exercises, hosted in Colombia in August and September 2023. Teams from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Space Force, Navy, Coast Guard, and Marines trained alongside their Colombian counterparts to reinforce the thriving partnership between the two nations.

Sept. 22, 2023

Women, Peace, and Security Symposium Held in St. George’s, Grenada

ST. GEORGES, Grenada -- U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) held a Women, Peace and Security Symposium (WPS), Sept. 18-21, as part of Continuing Promise 2023 on board the USNS Burlington (T-EPF 10) and at Grenada's National Cricket Stadium in St. George's, Grenada.

Aug. 30, 2023

Continuing Promise 2023 Concludes in Santa Marta, Colombia

The Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship, USNS Burlington (T-EPF 10), completed its second stop in Santa Marta, Colombia, Aug. 30, 2023 in support of the Continuing Promise 2023 (CP23) mission.

Aug. 25, 2023

South American Defense Leaders Meet to Discuss Regional Threats, Cooperation

The conference aimed to strengthen partnerships to address two key issues that concern security leaders and citizens: cyber security and climate/environmental security. During SOUTHDEC, leaders worked to identify ways to strengthen those capabilities and collaborate to assume an environmental defense role in South America.