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July 17, 2018

Fuerzas Comando 2018 Officially Kicks Off in Panama

Despite the cloudy skies, spirits were high for approximately 100 anxious competitors. Hosted by the Ministry of Public Security, Panama this year, Fuerzas Comando, a multinational special operations competition sponsored by U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) and executed by Special Operations Command South kicked off its 14th iteration of the event July 17, 2018, with an opening ceremony.

July 14, 2018

Fuerzas Comando 2018 set to take place in Panama

Special operations forces from 19 countries will participate in Fuerzas Comando 2018 in Panama City, Panama, July 16-26.

Oct. 3, 2017

Special Operations Forces getting the job done in Caribbean

Three weeks after having landed on the island of St. Martin, Special Operations Command South service members transitioned their relief operations to Joint Task Force-Leeward Islands today in Caribbean areas devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Sept. 18, 2017

SOCSOUTH deploys team in support of response efforts in the Caribbean

HOMESTEAD, Fla., (Sept. 18, 2017) – A Special Operations Command South situational assessment team departed Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Sept. 9, 2017, in support of Joint Task Force – Leeward Islands’ (JTF-LI) aid response to areas affected by Hurricane Irma in the eastern Caribbean Sea.

July 18, 2017

Fuerzas Comando 2017 Special Forces Competition Begins in Paraguay

Fuerzas Comando is a multinational special operations skills competition and combating terrorism fellowship program sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and executed by SOCSOUTH. Ten countries have shared the responsibility of hosting the event. The first year the competition was held in El Salvador and 13 countries participated. Since then the involvement in the competition has expanded and Paraguay is this year's hosting country.

Dec. 19, 2016

Colombian army counter-narcotics brigade honors U.S. Special Forces

FLORENCIA, Colombia – Every December 7 for the past sixteen years, Colombian soldiers from the National Army’s Special Anti-drug Brigade (BRCNA) have gathered in Larandia, Florencia for an end-of-year ceremony to celebrate the unit’s anniversary and recognize distinguished service. Unlike past award ceremonies, this year’s hot December day marked the first time U.S. Special Operations Command South assigned Green Berets marched their unit’s colors across the parade field.

Aug. 3, 2016

1-228th AVN, SOCSOUTH enhance Belizean CTOC capabilities

Joint Task Force-Bravo’s 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment deployed UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters to conduct a variety of training scenarios throughout the Belize District with members of the Belize Special Assignment Group and Belize Coast Guard -- who were supported by members of Special Operations Command South -- July 18 through 21.

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