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Feb. 7, 2019

Partnerships in Hemisphere Important, Southcom Commander Says

The commander of U.S. Southern Command provided an assessment of Southcom’s concerns and initiatives to lawmakers during testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee regarding the defense authorization request for fiscal year 2020 and the Future Years Defense Program.

Nov. 26, 2018

Mattis Oversees Southcom Command Change

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis presided over the U.S. Southern Command change-of-command ceremony in Miami, as Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd turned over the reins to Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller.

Aug. 16, 2018

Mattis, Argentine Defense Officials Meet in Buenos Aires

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and top Argentine defense officials reaffirmed the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Argentina during a meeting in Buenos Aires.

June 7, 2018

Southern Command Chief Says South American Allies ‘Got Game’

Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil are all important partners for the United States, with capable militaries that have taken on broader security responsibilities, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said.

March 26, 2018

Sailors Employ Preventive Medicine to Save Lives in Honduras

Sailors with the Continuing Promise 2018 Forward-Deployed Preventive Medicine Unit 2 are employing their medical expertise in Honduras to protect their fellow sailors, soldiers and local people against dangerous diseases such as malaria and the Zika virus.

March 5, 2018

Admiral Highlights Southcom’s Strengthened Partnerships

U.S. Southern Command is strengthening interagency cooperation as well as partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean to address evolving security threats, Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said.

Dec. 14, 2017

Southcom Chief Marks 20th Year of Human Rights Initiative

Countries where human rights are promoted are stable and secure, and militaries that respect human rights and the rule of law are welcomed, not feared, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said during a Human Rights Initiative Conference.

Nov. 21, 2017

Navy Deploys Unmanned Submersibles in Argentine Submarine Search

The Navy has deployed unmanned underwater vehicles to join in the search for the Argentine navy submarine A.R.A. San Juan, which is missing in South Atlantic waters.

Oct. 16, 2017

Airmen Deliver Food, Water to Inland Puerto Rico

About two dozen Puerto Rico Air National Guard airmen used what was the first or second day off most of them have had since Hurricane Maria hit the island some three weeks ago to team up with other volunteers to deliver food and water to as many as 1,000 people in the island's mountainous interior.

Oct. 1, 2017

DoD Continues to Provide More Response Capacity to Puerto Rico

The Defense Department is deploying more response capacity to Puerto Rico to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s need for a commodities distribution network able to reach isolated communities and sustained medical support for the island’s residents, a Pentagon spokesman said in a statement.

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