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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.

Sept. 19, 2017

Joint Task Force Leeward Islands Prepares for Hurricane Maria

U.S. service members with Joint Task Force Leeward Islands moved their aircraft from San Juan to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, so they can continue their humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission once Hurricane Maria passes.

April 6, 2017

U.S. Wants to Remain 'Partner of Choice' in Latin America

The United States wants to remain the "partner of choice" in Latin America by providing better options than other entities in the region, Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, said in an interview with DoD News.

April 6, 2017

Southcom Chief: Command Focuses on Countering Threat Networks

Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, discussed issues from countering international threat networks to providing better barracks for service members assigned at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during a briefing at the Pentagon.

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