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The South Carolina National Guard helped its State Partnership Program partner, Colombia, respond to dozens of fires in the Bogota area in January 2024 by providing helicopter buckets used to drop water or retardant.
South Carolina Guard Comes to Aid of Partner Colombia
By South Carolina National Guard, | Feb. 14, 2024
The South Carolina National Guard is assisting Colombia, its State Partnership Program partner, in dealing with dozens of wildfires. To help emergency responders battle as many as 30 active fires in and around Bogota in late January, the South Carolina National Guard loaned Colombia multiple helicopter buckets. 

Army Maj. Gen. Haldane Lamberton speaks to the senior leaders from the Kentucky National Guard and the Armed Forces of Ecuador in Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 30, 2024. Over four days, the Ecuadorians visited multiple locations in Frankfort, participated in briefings with Kentucky Emergency Management, toured the capitol, and met Gov. Andy Beshear.
Kentucky Guard Hosts Ecuadorian Military for Leader Engagement
By Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Crane, | Feb. 14, 2024
Senior Kentucky National Guard leaders welcomed military personnel from the Armed Forces of Ecuador in a State Partnership Program exchange Jan. 30 - Feb. 1.

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (Feb. 6, 2024) – The commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, meets with Uruguayan Minister of Defense Javier García to discuss defense cooperation. Richardson visited Uruguay Feb. 5 – 8 and met with senior government and defense leaders to discuss the bilateral defense partnership between the United States and Uruguay. (Photo courtesy U.S. Embassy Uruguay)
Strengthening the U.S.-Uruguay security partnership: Gen. Richardson meets with senior government, defense leaders in Uruguay
By U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs | Feb. 9, 2024
The commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, visited Uruguay Feb. 5-8, 2024, and met with senior government and defense leaders to discuss the bilateral defense partnership between the United States and Uruguay.

DORAL, Fla. (Jan. 2, 2024) -- Engineers excavate and clear the land to prepare for construction of a new military housing community that will serve service members and families assigned to U.S. Southern Command. The new housing community is expected to boast 139 state-of-the-art units, including 60 apartment units that are designed to serve 120 unaccompanied service members, 24 duplexes, 48 townhouses and seven single-family homes. (Photos by Staff Sgt. Joseph Leveille)
Improving Service Member Quality of Life: Construction begins on SOUTHCOM’s New Military Housing Complex
By U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs | Feb. 9, 2024
Across the street from U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquarters, tractors and earth movers are clearing the land and laying the groundwork for a new military housing community that will dramatically increase the quality of life of service members and families assigned to SOUTHCOM.

Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command, gives the keynote address during the Space Conference of the Americas. The conference, hosted at U.S. Southern Command, included Department of Defense space leaders and counterparts from other Western Hemisphere nations collaborating to strengthen space partnerships to benefit the region.
U.S. Southern Command Urges Space Conference Attendees to 'Think Big'
By Jim Garamone | Feb. 6, 2024
U.S. Southern Command hosted the annual Space Conference of the Americas to discuss the way ahead for space cooperation and interoperability.
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Army Col. Manny Ortiz

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U.S. Southern Command's Public Affairs Office proactively communicates the command's capabilities, interests and intentions to key audiences in support of U.S. government operations and engagements within the Area of Responsibility. 

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