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...

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...

Multinational planners in Barbados to lay groundwork for Caribbean-focused Tradewinds 2024 military exercise
By Staff Sgt. ShaTyra Reed-Cox, Army South | Jan. 30, 2024
The main planning conference (MPC) for Tradewinds 24 (TW24) has begun in Bridgetown, Barbados, marking the continuation of detailed preparations for one of the largest multinational military exercises in the Caribbean...

A crew member from Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell offloads illicit narcotics at Coast Guard Base Miami, Jan. 9, 2024. The offload is a result of two suspected drug smuggling interdictions in the international waters of the Caribbean Sea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Sherbs)
Coast Guard offloads more than $32 million in illegal narcotics
By Coast Guard Seventh District | Jan. 10, 2024
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell offloaded more than 2,450 pounds of cocaine with an assessed street value of approximately $32.2 million in Miami, Tuesday...

The Defense Logistics Agency is a customer-facing organization with a global presence. In most years, events force it to focus on one region. Not so in 2023, when actual and potential conflict involved it in six of the Defense Department’s seven geographic commands.
Commentary: DLA provides global support in 2023
By Colin Williams | Dec. 26, 2023
In most years, events force DLA to focus on one region. Not so in 2023, when actual and potential conflict involved it in six of seven geographic commands...

ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay (Dec. 12, 2023) -- U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), meets with Paraguayan Minister of Defense Oscar Gonzalez. The leaders discussed regional security and efforts to deepen defense cooperation. (Photo courtesy U.S. Embassy Paraguay)
SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Paraguay, Meets with President, Senior Defense Leaders
By U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs | Dec. 15, 2023
MIAMI – U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), visited Paraguay Dec. 11-14 and met with President Santiago Peña and other senior leaders to discuss the United States’ longstanding...