June 21, 2023

Gen. Richardson Meets with Leaders in Panama

PANAMA (June 16, 2023) – The commander of U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, visited Panama June 14-16 to meet with leaders and reaffirm the close security partnership between the United States and Panama and visit the Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres en Centroamérica y República Dominicana

June 13, 2023

Caribbean Leaders Meet in Jamaica for CANSEC to Discuss Security Issues

“Strengthening Regional Security Through Informed Action” was this year’s theme as the Jamaican Defence Force (JDF) and the United States Southern Command jointly hosted Caribbean Nations Security Conference 2023 (CANSEC 23) welcoming defense and public-security leaders from the United States and the Caribbean from June 6 - 8.Celebrating 25 years,

May 22, 2023

US, Colombian armies strengthen partnership during training rotation

FORT POLK, Louisiana –  The United States and Colombian armies are continually looking for ways to further strengthen the already rich partnership they share.The latest example of this comes as an infantry company from the Colombian Army was embedded with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, alongside U.S. Soldiers from the 1st

May 21, 2023

JFT-Bravo Joins Panamanian Humanitarian Exercise

Joint Task Force-Bravo, a unit under the U.S. Southern Command and based out of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, will conduct exercise Keel Billed Toucan in locations across Panama from May 9-12.KBT is based on a humanitarian assistance and disaster response scenario.Training will include several U.S. Army aircraft, including CH-47 Chinook and HH-60

May 20, 2023

New York Army Guard Leaders Plan Exercise with Brazil

FOZ DO IGUAZU, Brazil - Two New York Army National Guard leaders visited State Partnership Program partner Brazil May 1-5 to lay the groundwork for Guard participation in a Brazilian disaster response exercise in August.Capt. Stephanie Fernandez, a staff officer with the 53rd Troop Command, and 1st Sgt. Amanda Elfried, the top enlisted leader for

May 19, 2023

Deepening partnership: Marines deploy aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone

SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN –  A team of Marines from the Marine Corps Information Operations Center recently completed an operational deployment in the South Atlantic Ocean aboard USCGC Stone (WMSL 758).While not the first instance of Marines operating aboard U.S. Coast Guard cutters, the attaching of Marines aboard Stone is the latest development in the

May 9, 2023

Coast Guard offloads $10.2 million in seized cocaine

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier crew and Caribbean Corridor Strike Force agents offloaded 901 pounds (411kgs) of cocaine Wednesday in San Juan, Puerto Rico, following the interdiction of a smuggling vessel north of Puerto Rico.The three men apprehended in this case are Dominican Republic nationals who are facing federal

April 25, 2023

General Richardson Visits Argentina, Chile

The commander of U.S. Southern Command, Army Gen. Laura Richardson, visited Argentina and Chile April 16-21 and met with leaders from both nations to discuss security cooperation.

Sept. 12, 2022

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Colombia, Brazil

U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Colombia and Brazil this week, meeting with leaders to discuss security cooperation.

Sept. 7, 2022

Readout of Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Christopher W. Grady's Office Call with Honduran Chief of Defense Rear Adm. José Jorge Fortín

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Christopher W. Grady met with the Honduran Chief of Defense Rear Adm. José Jorge Fortín today at the Pentagon.