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Oct. 12, 2021

Border conference promotes security for neighboring countries in South America

The Brazilian Army hosted senior military leaders from U.S. Army South, the armies of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, and the Panamanian SENAFRONT at the 2nd Multilateral Border Conference in Manaus, Amazonas state, held Sept. 27-29. The focus of the conference was to improve cooperation between participants and to develop solutions for regional border problems.

Sept. 7, 2021

Army South hosts 2nd Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep for rotating Security Force Assistance Teams

U.S. Army South hosted the second pre-deployment training seminar, Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep, at their headquarters Aug. 31-Sept. 1 to prepare teams assigned to the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade for future training and advising missions in Colombia, Honduras and Panama.

Aug. 23, 2021

U.S., Chilean armies finalize 16th bilateral army-to-army staff talks

U.S. Army South and the Chilean Army held virtual bilateral staff talks Aug. 19-20 to formally agree upon security cooperation activities from 2022-2024.

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 22, 2021

Commanding Generals from U.S. Army South, Colombian Army Meet in Bogotá

Brig. Gen. William L. Thigpen, U.S. Army South commanding general, met with Gral. Eduardo Enrique Zapateiro Altamiranda, Colombian National Army commanding general, July 21 in Bogotá for the first time as Thigpen recently took command of U.S. Army South in late June.

June 24, 2021

Colombian Army conducts staff talks with Army South, trains at Joint Readiness Training Center

The U.S. Army can trace its history training with the Colombian Army, or COLAR, to more than 60 years ago, when U.S. Army Ranger officers developed the Lancero training program for the COLAR in the mid-1950s.

May 11, 2021

Army South strengthens cooperation in Jamaica with humanitarian assistance, disaster relief response

Brig. Gen. Alcides V. Faria, U.S. Army South deputy commanding general for interoperability, represented the U.S. Army and conducted a walk-through of the second field hospital donated to Jamaica by the U.S. through U.S. Southern Command.

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.

Feb. 18, 2021

Conference of American Armies Focuses on NCO Development, COVID-19

The 34th cycle of the Conference of American Armies, or CAA, focusing on non-commissioned officer education and COVID-19 lessons learned, was held Feb. 9-11 at U.S. Army South headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston as a hybrid in-person and virtual event due to pandemic restrictions.

Feb. 10, 2021

Brazilian, U.S. military leaders emphasize partnerships at JRTC

Senior U.S. military leaders including Adm. Craig S. Faller, U.S. Southern Command commander, Gen. Michael X. Garrett, U.S. Army Forces Command commander, Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Walrath, U.S. Army South commander, and Maj. Gen. Christopher Donahue, 82nd Airborne Division commander, met senior Brazilian military leaders Feb. 1-2 at the Joint Readiness Training Center and conducted key leader engagements marking the significance of the bilateral training exercise.

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