Archive: July, 2022

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.

July 26, 2022

Austin Emphasizes Common Values, Beliefs With Hemispheric Partners

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III called for greater cooperation and coordination among Western Hemisphere nations, as he addressed the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Brazil.

July 26, 2022

Army South hosts partner nation army leaders during CAA specialized conference

U.S. Army South hosted the 35th cycle of the Conference of American Armies Specialized Conference on Interoperability and Strategic Planning at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston last week which included participants representing 16 armies across North and South America.

July 21, 2022

Southcom Commander: 'This Is Our Neighborhood'

U.S. Southern Command's commander said she's working to grow that neighborly feeling among the U.S. and Latin American and Caribbean nations.

July 21, 2022

U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Space Force Hold First Ever LATAM Space Doctrine Conference

U.S. Southern Command and the U.S. Space Force’s Space Training and Readiness Command co-hosted the inaugural Latin America Space Doctrine Conference, in Miami, FL, June 27-29, bringing together Air Force leaders from six South American countries as well as their U.S Air Force and Space Force counterparts.

July 21, 2022

1-228th Aviation Regiment and U.S. Navy build Central American support capability

U.S. Army pilots and crew assigned to the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment (1-228), Joint Task Force-Bravo completed deck landing qualifications with the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Billings (LCS 15) off the coast of El Salvador, July 15 and 16, 2022.

July 20, 2022

Resolute Sentinel medical personnel support ultrasound capabilities in rural Honduras

Members of the 774th Expeditionary Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, under the command of the 474th Air Expeditionary Group, conducted an evidence-based knowledge exchange with local healthcare providers on the installation and use of a diagnostic ultrasound system in Orocuina, Honduras, June 29 as part of exercise Resolute Sentinel 22 (RS22).

July 19, 2022

DoD Announces Women, Peace, and Security 2022 Report

The White House announced the release of the 2022 U.S. Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Congressional Report. This is the second report of its kind that evaluates the progress made towards advancing the goals of the 2019 U.S. Women, Peace, and Security Strategy by the four implementing Departments and Agencies identified in the U.S. WPS Act of 2017 – the Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense.

July 19, 2022

Joint Interagency Task Force South Changes Command

Joint Interagency Task Force-South held a change of command ceremony at the Tennessee Williams Theatre in Key West July 15, 2022. U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Douglas Fears relinquished Command to U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mark Fedor during the ceremony attended by members of the task force, dozens of dignitaries from foreign partner nations and officials from the local community.

July 18, 2022

U.S. and Honduran medical teams work together in Tegucigalpa

HEART 22, a health engagement assistance response team operation, consisting of approximately 50 U.S. Air Force and Army members, including medical professionals and support staff, will begin July 18, 2022.