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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. 15, 2023

Gen. Richardson Meets with Senior Leaders in Peru

The commander of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), Army Gen. Laura Richardson, visited Peru from Sept. 13 – 15 and met with senior government and military leaders to discuss the longstanding U.S.-Peru defense partnership.

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. 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 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.

Sept. 19, 2022

SOUTHCOM Commander Meets with President, Defense Leaders During Visit to Ecuador

U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, met with Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso and senior Ecuadorian defense leaders to discuss continued bilateral cooperation during a visit to Ecuador.

Sept. 16, 2022

South American Security: Defense Leaders from 10 Nations Meet to Discuss Challenges, Cooperation

U.S. Army Gen. Laura J. Richardson, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, joined defense leaders from 10 nations to discuss security challenges and regional cooperation during the South American Defense Conference 2022 (SOUTHDEC 22).

Sept. 1, 2022

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Guyana, Suriname

The commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, completed a 4-day visit to Guyana and Suriname where she met with senior leaders to reaffirm U.S. support of the security partnership with each nation.

July 28, 2022

Department of Defense Engagement in the Western Hemisphere

This fact sheet is released on the occasion of the XV Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA), which convened on July 25-29, 2022, in Brasilia, Brazil, hosted by the Brazilian Ministry of National Defense. CDMA is the premier hemispheric defense ministerial for strategic-level engagement with the top defense officials of the Americas, and convenes every two years. U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry established and hosted the first CDMA in 1995. U.S. Secretaries of Defense have attended every CDMA since its inception. Chile’s Ministry of National Defense hosted the last CDMA virtually in 2020.

June 6, 2022

U.S. 4th Fleet Conducts Maritime Staff Talks with Peru

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Jim Aiken, hosted delegates from the Peruvian navy (Marina de Guerra del Peru) for the 28th annual Maritime Staff Talks (MST), at St. Francis Barracks, Florida National Guard Headquarters in St. Augustine, June 1-3, 2022.

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