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A U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook sits in a field during aerial gunnery training in Belize, Feb. 11, 2019. The Chinook crew on the ground was responsible for refueling the other aircraft going to and from the gunnery range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Destinee Sweeney)
Winged Warriors maintain combat capabilities in Belize
By Senior Airman Destinee Sweeney | Feb. 22, 2019
The air hangs quiet and humid over a jungle landscape glowing only by the light of stars and fireflies that decorate the scene; the night would be like any other in the small country of Belize, except for the distant lights of U.S. Army helicopters and their M-240H Machine Guns.

MIAMI (Feb. 20, 2019) -- U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, and Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Luis Navarro Jiménez, Commanding General of the Colombian Military Forces, render honors at SOUTHCOM headquarters. The two leaders met at SOUTHCOM to discuss U.S.-Colombia defense cooperation. Jiménez and Faller also participated in a roundtable with other SOUTHCOM leaders focused on the command’s mission and its cooperation with Colombia and other partners in the region. (Photos by Juan Chiari, U.S. Army Garrison-Miami)
Colombian Defense Chief Visits SOUTHCOM
By SOUTHCOM Public Affairs | Feb. 20, 2019
MIAMI (Feb. 20, 2019) -- U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, hosted Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Luis Navarro Jiménez, Commanding General of the Colombian Military Forces, at SOUTHCOM headquarters today.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Aug. 22, 2018) U.S. Navy Lt. David Cruz, Southern Partnership Station 2018’s Fleet Health Engagement Team (FHET) officer-in-charge, speaks with a Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) military professional as part of functional exercise Red Fish aboard a TTO coast guard vessel during Southern Partnership Station 2018. Southern Partnership Station is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted annual deployment focused on subject matter expert exchanges and building partner capacity in a variety of disciplines including medicine, construction and dive operations in the Caribbean, Central and South America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Katie Cox/Released)
Global Health Engagement in action: Trinidad and Tobago
By Lt. David Cruz, NEPMU 5 | Feb. 20, 2019
Each year, U.S. Navy personnel deploy to Partner Nations (PNs) in the Caribbean including Central and South America as part of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) to strengthen partnerships and improve interoperability. As part of SPS 2018, I was responsible for an eleven person Global Fleet Health Engagement Team (GHET) in Trinidad and Tobago (TTO).

A C-17 Globemaster III delivers humanitarian aid from Homestead Air Reserve Base, FL to Cucuta, Colombia February 16, 2019.  This mission was planned at the request of the U.S. Secretary of State, in close coordination with USAID and with the approval of the government of Colombia.  The role of the U.S. military during this peaceful mission is to transport urgently needed aid to Colombia for eventual distribution by relief organizations on the ground for Venezuelans impacted by the rapidly deteriorating crisis in their country.  This humanitarian mission underscores the United States’ firm commitment and readiness to respond to the man-made political, economic, and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)
DoD, DoS, USAID Work Together to Provide Aid for Venezuelans
By Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook, 1st Combat Camera Squadron | Feb. 17, 2019
Three C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and Joint Base Charleston, S.C., delivered humanitarian aid to Cucuta, Columbia, Feb. 16, 2019 in coordination with the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development.

BRAZIL (Feb. 12, 2019) -- The commander of U.S. Southern Command, Navy Adm. Craig Faller, visits the Brazilian Navy helicopter carrier Atlântico (A 140). Faller is in Brazil Feb. 11-12 to meet with defense leaders and discuss security cooperation. (Photo by U.S. Embassy Brazil)
SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Brazil and Curaçao, Discusses Regional Security Cooperation
By SOUTHCOM Public Affairs | Feb. 14, 2019
MIAMI (Feb. 14, 2019) -- U.S. Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, wrapped up a trip to Brazil and Curaçao today where he met with leaders to discuss security cooperation.


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