The Newcomers section on this site provides information, resources and links to help smooth your transition to U.S. Southern Command. If you have orders to an embassy or foreign location in the region, please see our comprehensive Newcomers to Overseas Locations in SOUTHCOM page.
Welcome to the United States Southern Command and South Florida!
Newcomers Welcome Letter 2019
This is a dynamic period at SOUTHCOM as we work with our regional partners, the interagency and other organizations to ensure regional security in Latin America and the Caribbean. Your skills and dedication will form a valuable part of the SOUTHCOM team.
Our presence in South Florida has matured since our arrival in 1997. South Florida is a vibrant area that offers a wide variety of recreational, cultural and educational activities, and opportunities for all.
For those who have lived primarily on or near a military installation, your assignment to SOUTHCOM will be a new and exciting experience. Here we live and work in a nontraditional military environment, sharing the community network with our civilian neighbors.
The U.S. Army Garrison-Miami is a hub of support -- available to provide quality service and assistance during your transition and entire tour at SOUTHCOM. The garrison’s services include housing referral and other real estate assistance, community and school information, family support programs, employment information, a child development center, and much more. (See more on military/family services provided at SOUTHCOM or links below).
Also, go to our Housing Page on the Army Housing Online User Services website for more assistance on finding a place to live.
Your assignment at SOUTHCOM will be both challenging and rewarding. As with any assignment, a smooth transition into the command and the community is an important first step toward a successful and enriching tour of duty. Take advantage of the services available to you and enjoy all that South Florida has to offer.
Spouses Facebook Group
For spouses of U.S. Southern Command personnel both inside and outside of the United States. It is a forum for news, photos, and questions about life as a military or civilian spouse.