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BOGOTA, Colombia (March 18, 2019) -- U.S. Southern Command's Military Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael Plehn, meets with Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Luis Navarro Jiménez, Commanding General of the Colombian Military Forces, to discuss U.S.-Colombia defense cooperation. Plehn visited Colombia March 17 - 19 to meet with Colombian military leaders to discuss strengthening the U.S.-Colombia bilateral security relationship and to deepen understanding of the rapidly changing security situation in the country. (Courtesy photo)
SOUTHCOM Military Deputy Commander Meets with Leaders in Colombia
By U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs | March 20, 2019
U.S. Southern Command's Military Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael Plehn, visited Colombia March 17 - 19 to meet with Colombian military leaders to discuss strengthening the U.S.-Colombia bilateral security relationship and to deepen understanding of the rapidly changing security situation in the country.

New York National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Raymond Shields, talks with Brazilian Army General Gerson Menandro Garcia De Freitas, before a state partnership signing, on the USS Intrepid, Manhattan, N.Y., March 14, 2019. The State Partnership between the NYNG and Brazil is a National Guard joint security cooperation program executed by the state adjutants general in support of combatant commanders and U.S. chiefs of mission to help achieve security cooperation objectives and Department of Defense policy goals.
Signing ceremony formalizes New York and Brazil partnership
By Col. Richard Goldenberg | March 15, 2019
The New York National Guard embarked on a new State Partnership Program with the country of Brazil with the Thursday signing of a Partnership Declaration between Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general of New York, and Brazilian Navy Rear Adm. Guilherme da Silva Costa, representing the Brazilian National Defense Force, aboard the Intrepid Air & Space Museum.

Service members practice helocasting by jumping into a lake from a UH-60 Blackhawk at Lake Ilopango, El Salvador, March 7, 2019. The helocasting was part of a larger training exercise that utilized the Blackhawk to practice various maritime and ground insertion techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Destinee Sweeney)
1-228th Avn Regt. Trains with El Salvador Special Forces
By Senior Airman Destinee Sweeney | March 14, 2019
Joint Task Force Bravo’s 1-228th Aviation Regiment worked with the 7th Special Forces Group to train Salvadoran Special Forces soldiers in paradrop operations, helocast and fast rope insertion extraction system training in El Salvador, March 4-7.

Colombian senior noncommissioned officers selected for training listen to guest speakers during the opening ceremony for the Advance Joint Special Operations Forces NCO Course, held in Tolemaida, Colombia, March. 4, 2019. The course is a significant step to implement NCO professional development within U.S. Southern Command’s Area of Responsibility and will provide training through a carefully selected curriculum that hopes to bridge the gap between officer and NCO.
Opening Ceremony Celebrates Milestone for Colombia’s SOF NCOs
By Sgt. 1st Class Alex Ramos | March 11, 2019
TOLEMAIDA, Colombia - The noncommissioned officer has often been described as the “backbone” of the United States Armed Forces for being the most visible force charged with executing an organization’s mission and training its personnel. Developing the NCO has long been a strategy in the U.S. military for maintaining readiness by providing the education and training needed to operate in complex environments.

PRAINHA, Brazil (Feb. 26, 2019) Lt. John Sullivan conducts thyroid ultrasound training with Brazilian navy Cmdr. Carlos Marsico aboard Brazilian navy hospital ship NAsH Carlos Chagas (U 19) off the coast of Prainha, Brazil during a medical clinic, Feb. 26. The visit marks the eighth and penultimate stop of a month-long mission by four U.S. Navy physicians and their Brazilian navy counterparts embarked aboard Chagas to exchange medical expertise and to bring medical care to isolated communities along the Amazon River. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/Released)
Brazil Riverine Medical Mission 2019-1 Concludes
By U.S. Navy | March 7, 2019
Four U.S. Navy physicians embarked aboard Brazilian Navy hospital ship NAsH Carlos Chagas (U 19) completed a month-long mission with their Brazilian Navy counterparts to exchange medical expertise and to bring medical care to isolated communities along the Amazon River, March 3.

 

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