Archive: 2016

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.

Aug. 2, 2016

USS Shamal assists in five illicit trafficking interdictions that resulted in seizure of 1.4 kilos of cocaine

MAYPORT, Fla. (Aug. 02, 2016) – The Cyclone-class Patrol Coastal USS Shamal (PC 13) returns to homeport U.S. Naval Station Mayport after a 62-day deployment to the 4th Fleet area of responsibility.

July 14, 2016

Southcom Commander Outlines Latin America Strategy

Latin America's challenges has global impact so strategies for the region cannot take place in isolation, Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said.

July 8, 2016

Logistics team boosts medical versatility of New Horizons 2016

Adapt and overcome is more than a catch phrase for two 59th Medical Wing warrior medics. Their ingenuity recently expanded surgical capabilities during New Horizons 2016 in the Dominican Republic.

June 29, 2016

Exercise Tradewinds 2016 Phase II Wraps Up

The final operational phase of Exercise Tradewinds 2016 completed with the pomp and circumstance of a Caribbean ceremony Tuesday. Representatives of the 18 partner nations as well as top officials from Jamaica and the United States branded the exercise a ringing success

June 27, 2016

South Dakota National Guard celebrates 10 years of partnership with Suriname

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Members of the South Dakota National Guard and Suriname Defense Force celebrated 10 years of partnership as they gathered together to attend an anniversary ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters on Camp Rapid, June 22.The event recognized the 10th anniversary of the formation of the State Partnership Program between Suriname and

June 27, 2016

Marines join forces to conduct command, control training in Jamaica

Marines from several detachments of Intelligence Support Battalion joined forces to help kick off Phase II of exercise Tradewinds 2016 by assuming command and control responsibilities and helping support 17 partner nations learn various C2 functions in a classroom environment.U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Marines from California, Colorado, Illinois

June 24, 2016

U.S. Army South completes Brazilian army-to-army staff talks

Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn, U.S. Army South commander, recentlywelcomed Lt. Gen. Joarez Alves Pereira Jr., Brazilian army deputy chief of staff, to San Antonio for the32nd annual staff talks between the two nations’ armies.Last year, the staff talks were held in Brazil, and botharmies have been conducting the 70 agreed-to events, training, exercises

June 24, 2016

Beyond the Horizon humanitarian exercise in Guatemala concludes

Brig. Gen. James P. Wong traveled to Guatemala City, Guatemala June 7-9, to formally close out the Beyond the Horizon Guatemala 2016 exercise. The exercise officially opened April 7, with operations to build schools and clinics in multiple rural locations. Arriving early, Wong personally visited several of the sites to assess the progress first-hand.

June 17, 2016

Warrior medics enhance skills, build relationships in Dominican Republic

Airmen from the 59th Medical Wing are improving their clinical skills and building international relationships during a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored readiness training exercise in the Dominican Republic.