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Sept. 7, 2018

U.S. Airmen Participate in Colombian-Led Search, Rescue Exercise

Two U.S. Air Force aircraft and more than 90 U.S. airmen are participating in Angel de los Andes, a Colombian-led international search and rescue training exercise.

Aug. 20, 2018

Mattis Impressed With Colombian Progress, Concerned About Venezuela

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said he came away from Colombia impressed by the progress he witnessed during his recent trip to South America, praising the nation's military and police capabilities, but is concerned about the unrest in neighboring Venezuela.

July 30, 2018

Navy Chief Seeks to Strengthen U.S. Alliances in Latin America

The United States must continue to work together with allies and partners to strengthen regional security and confront challenges, Navy Adm. John M. Richardson, the chief of naval operations, said at a naval conference in Colombia.

July 10, 2018

U.S., Salvadoran Soldiers Build Structures, Relationships

Some 1,800 soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force Hope are providing humanitarian assistance as part of their training during the Beyond the Horizon exercise in El Salvador.

April 27, 2018

Colombian President Visits, Thanks Southcom for its Support

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos visited U.S. Southern Command in Miami to thank the command’s personnel for their steadfast support to his country’s security efforts.

April 11, 2018

Pacom’s Harris Passes ‘Old Goat’ Award to Southcom’s Tidd

Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., the commander of U.S. Pacific Command, turned the Old Goat Award over to Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, during a short, unofficial ceremony.

Feb. 16, 2018

Southcom Commander: Modest Investments Needed to Build Security Network

U.S. Southern Command has focused on building a "regional security network of principled, inclusive partnerships" to address shared challenges and build capabilities and capacity, Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, Southcom’s commander, told a Senate panel.

Feb. 12, 2018

Officials Highlight Importance of U.S. Security Sector Assistance

U.S. security sector assistance is an important tool to build partner capacity and strengthen regional security, officials said during a panel discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

Feb. 9, 2018

Opioids Present Unprecedented Threat, Sessions Tells Southcom Summit

The nation is facing an unprecedented threat from opioids, with tens of thousands of people dying each year in the United States in overdoses involving the substance, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in Miami at U.S. Southern Command.

Oct. 5, 2017

Over 11,000 DoD Personnel Aid Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts

Puerto Rico's governor said more than 11,000 Defense Department personnel now are in Puerto Rico, helping the U.S. territory recover from the wrath of Hurricane Maria in the areas of logistics, medical support and aviation.

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