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Army Staff Sgt. Nicholas Endres performs a site survey along the border between Honduras and Guatemala, July 20, 2022. U.S. Southern Command’s Joint Task Force Bravo led a visit to the border in an integrated effort between the U.S. and its Honduran partners to speak with community representatives about regional security concerns.
Generals Discuss Hemispheric Challenges, Solutions
By Dave Vergun | March 23, 2023
The two combatant commanders of the Western Hemisphere discussed threats posed by Russia and China during testimony on national and regional security at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill.

A young polar bear investigates a piece of ice Sept. 13, 2016 in the Chukchi Sea. Underway for its second mission, Cutter Healy embarked a team of researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC-San Diego, and the Office of Naval Research who are deploying an array of acoustic bottom moorings to collect data on how climate change and decreased ice coverage is affecting the Arctic Ocean. U.S.
DOD Integral to Combating Climate Change in Western Hemisphere
By Jim Garamone | March 16, 2023
While the Western Hemisphere is a vast area with many different peoples, environments, cultures, resources and concerns, all have one overarching concern: climate change, Daniel P. Erikson, the Defense Department's point man for the region, said.

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro is piped aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens during a visit in February 2023.
Navy Secretary Reaches Out to Caribbean Nations in Fight Against Climate Change
By Jim Garamone | March 15, 2023
The U.S. takes climate change seriously and Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro visited the Bahamas to pledge support for the Caribbean nations fighting for their very existence.

Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, Chief of the Army Reserve & Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve, shares personal experiences with soldiers attending the inaugural Army South Women, Peace, and Security Symposium at San Antonio, Texas on Feb. 22 and 23. This symposium included presentations, panel discussions, and question and answer sessions supporting the Women, Peace, and Security initiative. The United Nations Women, Peace, and Security initiative is designed to educate, advocate for, and expand the roles women play in national security and defense strategy throughout the globe.
U.S. Army South hosts inaugural Women, Peace, and Security Symposium
By Sgt. 1st Class Alan Brutus | March 15, 2023
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.

MIAMI (March 13, 2023) U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), Brazil's Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces, Adm. Renato Rodrigues de Aguiar Freire, and the command’s senior enlisted advisor, U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Jones, walk to the entrance to the command's headquarters. Aguiar Freire met with Richardson and SOUTHCOM leadership to discuss cooperation and the regional security environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Erica Bechard)
Brazil's Top Military Officer Visits SOUTHCOM
By SOUTHCOM Public Affairs | March 14, 2023
Brazil's Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces, Adm. Renato Rodrigues de Aguiar Freire, visited U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) March 14, 2023.
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