Point of Contact:
U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs Office
Lt. Cmdr. Ron Flanders, Tel. 305-437-1206
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MIAMI – Approximately 160 military personnel from 19 nations arrived at U.S. Southern Command(SOUTHCOM) headquarters today to begin exercise PANAMAX 2013. This exercise is designed to train U.S. and partner nations in the execution of stability operations under the support of United Nations Security Council Resolutions; provide interoperability training for the participating multinational staffs; and build participating nation capability to plan and execute complex multinational operations.
PANAMAX 2013 develops and sustains relationships that improve the capacity of our emerging and enduring partners’ security forces to achieve common desired goals, while fostering friendly cooperation and understanding among participating forces.
PANAMAX 2013 is a U.S.-sponsored, multinational annual exercise that, this year, includes participants from Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and the United States.
The exercise concludes Friday, Aug. 16th.