Archive: 2023

Dec. 18, 2023

Strengthening Partnerships: “Sky Soldiers” achieve historic first at Colombia's Lancero school

In a historic achievement, three U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade became the first non-special operations Soldiers to successfully complete Colombia's prestigious Lancero school.

Dec. 15, 2023

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Paraguay, Meets with President, Senior Defense Leaders

MIAMI – U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), visited Paraguay Dec. 11-14 and met with President Santiago Peña and other senior leaders to discuss the United States’ longstanding defense partnership with Paraguay’s Armed Forces.

Dec. 13, 2023

JTF-Bravo vets inoculate, deworm cattle in Humuya

Joint Task Force-Bravo's veterinary team worked alongside Honduran cattle ranchers to inoculate and deworm livestock in Humuya, Honduras, Dec. 12, 2023.

Dec. 12, 2023

U.S. 4th Fleet’s Maritime Synchronization Symposium: Focus on China and Scaling the Hybrid Fleet

U.S. Navy Attachés and U.S. Navy Section Chiefs serving in partner nations in the Caribbean, Central and South America gathered at Naval Station Mayport Dec. 5-8, 2023, for the annual U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet Maritime Synchronization Symposium.

Dec. 8, 2023

Army South hosts TRADEWINDS 2024 Scenario Development Conference

Planners from across the region concluded the TRADEWINDS 2024 Scenario Development Conference held at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from Dec. 5-7.

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.

Nov. 21, 2023

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home to Portsmouth, Virginia, after interdicting $102 million worth of illegal narcotics

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned home to Portsmouth, Monday, following a 51-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Escanaba’s crew disrupted illegal narcotics smuggling, interdicting 3,520 kilograms of cocaine valued at more than $102 million.

Nov. 20, 2023

U.S. 4th Fleet Conducts Inaugural Maritime Planning Symposium

CALLAO, Peru - Twenty-five naval officers from eight partner nations recently completed the first-ever U.S. 4th Fleet Maritime Planning Symposium at the Peruvian Naval War College (Escuela Superior de Guerra Naval) in Callao, Peru.

Nov. 20, 2023

U.S., Brazilian armies complete Southern Vanguard exercise in Brazil

As the final salute echoed through the air, the closing ceremony of Southern Vanguard 24 signified a note of triumph and unity. After almost three weeks of training, the U.S. and Brazil armies stood together one final time in Oiapoque, Brazil, Nov. 16.The ceremony not only celebrated the successful completion of the exercise but also highlighted

Nov. 13, 2023

Soldiers bridge the communications gap at Southern Vanguard 24

In support of the Army’s priority of engineering support to readiness, the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command developed the radio interoperability capability – universal, or RIC-U, voice bridge. The RIC-U allows direct communications between U.S. Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System and partner nations’ ground tactical radios.