JTF-Bravo assets arrive at forward operating location for USSOUTHCOM disaster assistance to Haiti
August 18, 2021
A U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter assigned to the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, Joint Task Force-Bravo flies off the coast Montego Bay, Jamaica, August 16. Two U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook and two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters with the 1-228 deployed from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras to support U.S. Southern Command operations to assist Haiti after a 7.2 earthquake devastated the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Annabel Monroe)

U.S., Colombian army paratroopers successfully conclude DFE bilateral exercise
August 6, 2021
U.S. Army and Colombian joint military paratroopers land, July 25, 2021, at Tolemaida Air Base, Colombia. The jump was part of a six-day Dynamic Force Employment airborne exercise, also known as Exercise Hidra II, between the U.S Army and Colombian joint military.


August 4, 2021
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Army South develops medical evacuation rehearsals with Colombian combat medics
July 28, 2021
U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division medics and a Colombian army combat medic conduct medical evacuation rehearsals in preparation for a combined airborne exercise July 24, 2021, at Tolemaida Air Base, Colombia. The U.aS. Army and Colombian military conducted a Dynamic Force Employment airborne exercise, also known as Exercise Hidra II, involving jungle and water survival training, multiple airborne jumps and a field training exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Taeckens)

Army South set to begin DFE exercise in Colombia
July 23, 2021
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 2nd battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division arrive at Tolemaida Air Base, Nilo, Colombia for a Dynamic Force Employment on July 21, 2021. The DFE was conducted to increase interoperability with the Colombian military and to demonstrate operational readiness and regional unity. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Taeckens)(This photo was edited from the original version)

Commanding generals from U.S. Army South and Colombian Army meet in Bogotá
July 22, 2021
Brig. Gen. William L. Thigpen, left, U.S. Army South commanding general, meets Gral. Eduardo Enrique Zapateiro Altamiranda, right, Colombian National Army commanding general, July 21 in Bogotá for the first time as Thigpen recently took command of U.S. Army South late June. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen relations between the countries, exchange knowledge and enhance security cooperation. The Colombian Army is a top strategic partner in Latin America, and the U.S. and Colombian armies have worked together for many years. U.S. Army South seeks to advance the partnership with the Colombian Army beyond the high level of cooperation already established.

Army South kicks-off main planning conference for Exercise Southern Vanguard 22
July 12, 2021
Brazilian Army planners discuss the Southern Vanguard Exercise during the main planning conference in San Antonio, Texas, July 12, to prepare for Exercise Southern Vanguard 22, which will be held in Brazil with forces from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in December.

Exercise Southern Vanguard 22 is an opportunity to increase collaboration, enhance interoperability, and assist in building capacity of the Brazilian and U.S. armies.

JTF-Bravo conducts Global Health Engagement in Colombia
July 12, 2021
Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-Bravo), a U.S. Southern Command (U.S. SOUTHCOM) unit, will conduct a Global Health Engagement in San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, Colombia, July 12-16 in conjunction with the Colombian Ministry of Health and the Colombian military.

U.S. Army South welcomes new commanding general
June 30, 2021
Brig. Gen. William L. Thigpen, U.S. Army South incoming commanding general, presents remarks during the Army South Change of Command Ceremony on June 30, 2021, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

U.S. Army South hosts Colombian Army senior enlisted leaders during PISAJ engagement
June 29, 2021
“We are here to enhance essential leadership skills of the Colombian senior non-commissioned officers (NCO),” said Command Sgt. Maj. Trevor Walker, U.S. Army South command sergeant major during 15th iteration of the semi-annual military-to-military engagement, "Programa Integral para Suboficiales de Alta Jerarquía," or PISAJ, from June 14-19 at Fort Benning, Ga. and June 20-25 at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.. “We are fully committed to assisting our partners in the areas that reinforces Colombia’s commitment and goal to professionalize their NCO Corps.”