Archive: 2022

Aug. 15, 2022

Chilean Companies Win Big in U.S. Army International Competition

Wrapping up its second international search for novel science and technology innovations, the U.S. Army xTech Program awarded two first-place honors to small businesses from Chile. With the award, it shows that Latin American innovators are creating a platform for future collaboration with the Army. 

Aug. 11, 2022

USAF, multinational partners train for fire emergencies in Honduras

Firefighters with the 612th Air Base Squadron, a unit under the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), the air force component of the United States Southern Command, will host a new iteration of exercise CENTAM SMOKE, a biannual training exercise to enhance firefighting and rescue capabilities, August 8 – 12 at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.

Aug. 9, 2022

PANAMAX Special Forces Commander Stresses Importance of Partnerships

As PANAMAX 2022 got underway on August 1, representatives from various countries in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean as well as Mexico and Spain, worked feverishly at the Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH) headquarters located at the Homestead Air Reserve Base in Homestead, Fl.

Aug. 8, 2022

Exercise PANAMAX 22 kicks off across the U.S.

U.S. Army South is hosting a portion of PANAMAX 2022, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational command post exercise aimed at reinforcing and enhancing the long-term security of the Panama Canal and the Western Hemisphere, through Aug. 12 at bases in Texas, Florida, Virginia and Arizona.

Aug. 5, 2022

Austin Launches New Round of Discussions With Hemispheric Partners

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III enjoyed the opportunity to meet with fellow hemispheric security leaders at the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas. 

Aug. 4, 2022

Exercise PANAMAX 2022 Kicks Off in Mayport, Florida

MAYPORT, Fla. - U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet is hosting the Combined Force Maritime Component Command (CFMCC) Staff participating in exercise PANAMAX 2022, in Mayport, Fla., Aug. 1-12, 2022.

Aug. 3, 2022

HEART 22 Health Engagement Mission Has Impactful First Week in Honduras

Thirty-two U.S. soldiers and airmen launched the inaugural U.S. Southern Command Health Engagements Assistance Response Team (HEART) 2022 operation in Tegucigalpa, Honduras July 18, 2022.

Aug. 3, 2022

Strengthening Partnerships Before the Storm

U.S. military and civilian personnel from Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-Bravo), a unit under the U.S. Southern Command (U.S. SOUTHCOM) based out of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, the U.S. Agency for International Development Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA), integrated efforts with the Salvadoran Armed Forces and Civil Protection System during Sentinel Watch, a combined training exercise to build disaster response readiness, 27-28 July.

Aug. 3, 2022

Connecticut National Guard, Uruguay Conduct IED Training

Seven members of the 192nd Engineer Battalion conducted counter-improvised explosive device training with the Uruguayan Army in Montevideo, Uruguay, July 15-25 as part of a bilateral exchange between the two partners.

Aug. 1, 2022

U.S. 4th Fleet Announces USNS Comfort Deployment

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) will deploy to the U.S. Southern Command area of operations this fall as part of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet’s Continuing Promise 2022 mission.