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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.

Aug. 18, 2018

Mattis Thanks Colombian Officials for Denouncing Undemocratic Actions

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis thanked the Colombian defense minister for their country’s regional leadership role as a security exporter during a meeting in the capital city of Bogota, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said.

Aug. 9, 2018

Mattis Plans Trip to South America to Meet With Senior Defense Officials

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis will embark on his first trip to South America while leading the Defense Department with visits to Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia, Pentagon officials announced.

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.

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.

Feb. 24, 2017

State Partnership Spouses Share Stories of Challenges, Personal Strength

Barbara Livingston, the wife of Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr., the adjutant general for South Carolina, welcomed two spouses of officers in the Colombian Air Force during a South Carolina National Guard State Partnership Program engagement held at her home.

March 11, 2016

Dunford: Colombia Is at Inflection Point

The Colombian government’s imminent peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, will help to put an end to an insurgency that stretches back to the 1960s, but it also complicates the situation in Colombia, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

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