Archive: 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

USS Tornado Completes Patrol to U.S. 4th Fleet

The Cyclone-class patrol ship USS Tornado (PC 14) and embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 408 (LEDET) returned to Mayport, Florida, October 13, following a 75-day counter-narcotics patrol in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations.

Oct. 7, 2020

USS Gabrielle Giffords, Salvadoran Forces Conduct Passing Exercise

The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) executed a passing exercise (PASSEX) with naval counterparts from El Salvador in the Eastern Pacific Ocean Oct. 6.

Oct. 6, 2020

ARSOUTH commander meets with Colombian army commander

Maj. Gen. Daniel Walrath, U.S. Army South commander, meets with Gen. Eduardo E. Zapateiro, National Army of Colombia commander, Oct. 5 in Bogota, Colombia.

Oct. 5, 2020

Southcom Leaders Discuss Dealing With Hemispheric Threats

Leaders of the U.S. Southern Command joined an Americas Society/Council of the Americas virtual roundtable conversation to discuss current threats, counter narcotics and defense partnerships from the regional combatant command perspective.

Sept. 30, 2020

Ten IAAFA Students Complete Air Advisory Certification Course

Ten IAAFA, 837 TRS members completed a one week Air Advisor certification course, offered by the Air Advisor Flight, a division of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Operations School (EOS) at joint Base McGuire –Dix-Lakehurst through a Distance Learning setting.

Sept. 29, 2020

Vital for Survival: JTF-B members conduct Emergency Deployment Recovery Exercise

U.S. service members assigned to the Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano AB, Honduras concluded a ten day Emergency Deployment Recovery Exercise in Trujillo Bay, Honduras, Sept 22, 2020.

Sept. 29, 2020

West Virginia ANG hosts inaugural air-to-air staff talks with Peru

The workshop brought together key personnel from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Military Assistance & Advisory Group (MAAG) – U.S. Embassy Lima, the Air Forces Southern liaison officer from Peru, Assistant Air Attaché to the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C., Peruvian Air Force Maj. Gen. José Luis Barrios Espinosa, and representatives from the WVANG.

Sept. 25, 2020

SPMAGTF Marines, JTF-Bravo donate critical supplies to Trujillo

Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command and service members with Joint Task Force-Bravo donated boxes of single-use medical and reusable masks, wheelchairs, and kits for expecting mothers to Hospital Salvador Paredes in Trujillo, Honduras, Sept. 16, 2020. 

Sept. 25, 2020

Southcom Donates Field Hospital to Jamaica in Support of COVID-19 Response

U.S. Southern Command has provided ongoing assistance to nations in the Caribbean, Central America and South America as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sept. 24, 2020

4th Fleet Commander Hosts Maritime Staff Talks With Peruvian Navy

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, hosted leaders from the Peruvian Navy (Marina de Guerra del Peru) for the annual U.S. - Peru Maritime Staff Talks (MST) September 23.