Tag: Colombia

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.

Aug. 8, 2023

Florida Pilot’s Homecoming a Fitting end to Storied Career

Florida Air National Guard Lt. Col. Daniel Schiller’s last tour of duty couldn’t be a more satisfying final act in his two-decade military career. Just months before his retirement, the fighter pilot and chief of safety at the 125th Fighter Wing returns to Colombia — the country where he was born and placed for adoption more than four decades ago.

Aug. 4, 2023

Space Plays Larger Role in U.S. Southern Command's Mission

An increasing interest in space by partner nations in South America may prove beneficial to the U.S. Southern Command mission there, its commander said.

Aug. 4, 2023

U.S. 4th Fleet Announces Continuing Promise 2023 Deployment

The U.S. Navy expeditionary fast transport USNS Burlington (T-EPF 10) will deploy to the U.S. Southern Command area of operations over the next two months as part of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet's Continuing Promise 2023 mission.

July 25, 2023

UNITAS LXIV Concludes in Colombia

UNITAS LXIV (64), the world’s longest-running multinational maritime exercise concluded with a closing ceremony in Cartagena, Colombia, July 21, 2023.

July 24, 2023

919th SOW leads deployment, strengthens interoperability in South America

Citizen Air Commandos from the 919th Special Operations Wing demonstrated their warfighting capabilities in the 12th Air Force-led U.S. Southern Command field training exercise, Resolute Sentinel 2023 July 7-22, 2023.

July 24, 2023

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Panama, Colombia

The commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, met with Panamanian and Colombian leaders during official visits to each nation July 19 – 21.