Archive: February, 2023

Feb. 28, 2023

Joint Task Force-Bravo Attends Action on Disaster Relief 2023 Conference in Panama

Joint Task Force-Bravo, a task force under the United States Southern Command, had the opportunity to attend and participate in the 8th annual Action on Disaster Relief 2023 conference in Panama City, Panama 21 February- 24 February.

Feb. 27, 2023

U.S. Army South hosts inaugural Women, Peace, and Security Symposium

After more than five months of planning, U.S. Army South hosted its inaugural Women, Peace, and Security, or WPS, Symposium in downtown San Antonio Feb. 22-23. Representatives from 16 Central and South American and Caribbean partner nations participated in panel discussions, question and answer sessions, senior leader discussions, and a presentation on the overall WPS framework.

Feb. 24, 2023

SOUTHCOM Hosts Submarine Force's Submarine Conference of the Americas

MIAMI, Fla. -- Commander, Submarine Forces hosted the Submarine Conference of the Americas (SCOTA) at U.S. Southern Command in Miami, Florida, February 13-15.

Feb. 22, 2023

U.S. Air Force Takes Part in Disaster Response Exercise with Caribbean Partners

More than 300 U.S. Airmen will deploy as the 23rd Air Expeditionary Wing to Puerto Rico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic to participate in the Air Forces Southern Command’s exercise Forward Tiger, February 2023.

Feb. 17, 2023

LAMAT Dental Team First to Treat Patients at New Redi Doti Dental Clinic

The dental team of the Lesser Antilles Medical Assistance Team (LAMAT) was the first to see patients in a newly opened dental clinic in Redi Doti, Suriname on Monday. The Youth Dental Care Foundation’s (JTV) Redi Doti clinic will serve patients in rural communities, making dental services and preventative care more easily accessible.

Feb. 15, 2023

USS Farragut (DDG 99) Arrives in the 4th Fleet AOR

The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) arrived in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations for a scheduled deployment, Feb. 15. Embarked with the ship is U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 406 to conduct counter narcotic operations in the region.

Feb. 9, 2023

Operation Vespucci demonstrates global reach during Southern Hemisphere tour

A KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 6th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill Air Force Base and the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., successfully circumnavigated the Southern Hemisphere in an endurance mission covering more than 23,000 nautical miles Jan. 23-30.

Feb. 9, 2023

Defense and Public Security Leaders Gather in Costa Rica for Central American Security Conference, SOUTHCOM Commander announces $13.7 million security assistance donation to Costa Rica

Regional collaboration opportunities to address 21st century challenges was the theme this year as defense and public-security leaders from the United States and Central America took part in the Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC)  Feb. 8.

Feb. 3, 2023

Army South helps with planning TRADEWINDS 23 exercise

Planners from U.S. Army South Mobility, 167th Theater Sustainment Command, and U.S. Northern Command met with Guyanese port operations personnel Feb. 3 to discuss inbound and outbound operations at the seaport of debarkation to ensure rapid movement of logistics during the upcoming TRADEWINDS23 exercise to take place in the summer of 2023.

Feb. 1, 2023

SOUTHCOM Provides Medical Assistance to Lesser Antilles

Following in the wake of the United States Naval Ship Comfort's recent deployment for operation Continuing Promise, U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) has kicked off operation Lesser Antilles Medical Assistance Team (LAMAT) this week beginning with the arrival of U.S. Military personnel at USSOUTHCOM headquarters in Miami Florida, January 25, 2023