Feb. 19, 2021

Knowledge is Power

During the week of 8 to 11 February 2021 selected Western Hemisphere PNIs conducted region familiarization with 1SFAB Soldiers at their training site on Kelly Hill.

Feb. 18, 2021

Conference of American Armies focuses on NCO development, COVID-19

The 34th cycle of the Conference of American Armies, or CAA, focusing on non-commissioned officer education and COVID-19 lessons learned, was held Feb. 9-11 at U.S. Army South headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston as a hybrid in-person and virtual event due to pandemic restrictions.

Feb. 17, 2021

Foreign delegates visit Montana before U.S. CENTCOM event

Twelve foreign delegates from Central Asia visited Montana Feb. 1-5 to support an initial planning meeting for exercise REGIONAL COOPERATION 21 (RC21). The visiting delegates were from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.

Feb. 16, 2021

AMCOM selects head of Security Assistance Management Directorate

As a young engineer, the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies and ensure the U.S. military had the best systems and technologies available drew Larry Gunter to Army civilian service nearly three decades ago.

Feb. 13, 2021

A partnership story, the U.S. and the UAE

In the military we often hear the terms “interoperability,” “bilateral,” and “military-to-military” and don’t think much of them. Not because they hold no meaning—quite the opposite—but because they have become so familiar in our rhetoric that they have become commonplace. The truth is these words are familiar because they are foundational in

Feb. 12, 2021

¡Bienvenidos a su Casa, WHINSEC!

On Friday the first group of cadets from the Colombian Army arrived safely here at WHINSEC.

Feb. 10, 2021

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Phone Call With Philippines Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Philippines Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana held an introductory phone call during which they discussed a number of priority of bilateral defense issues for both countries.

Feb. 10, 2021

Brazilian, U.S. military leaders emphasize partnerships at JRTC

Senior U.S. military leaders including Adm. Craig S. Faller, U.S. Southern Command commander, Gen. Michael X. Garrett, U.S. Army Forces Command commander, Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Walrath, U.S. Army South commander, and Maj. Gen. Christopher Donahue, 82nd Airborne Division commander, met senior Brazilian military leaders Feb. 1-2 at the Joint Readiness Training Center and conducted key leader engagements marking the significance of the bilateral training exercise.

Feb. 9, 2021

Regional Health Command Europe conducts Global Health Engagement with Polish military medical counterparts

Regional Health Command Europe recently conducted its first-ever ‘virtual’ Global Health Engagement with their Polish military medical counterparts. The two-day virtual event was held Feb. 3-4 and consisted of briefings and presentations by subject matter experts from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force.

Feb. 8, 2021

Michigan and Liberia partner in promoting the rule of law

While the spread of Coronavirus has left an indelible mark on nearly every area of modern life, these currents of change also have brought new opportunities to innovate, problem-solve, and grow. Legal professionals from the Michigan National Guard (MING) and the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) have together done just that by implementing a new program that deepens military adherence to the rule of law and facilitates military support to the prosecution of terrorists.

Feb. 4, 2021

Biden Says Defense, State Will Work Together to Rebuild U.S. Foreign Policy

The Defense Department and the State Department will work closely and in tandem to better represent to the world the power of American values and ideals, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said.

Feb. 2, 2021

Strong International Relationships Enabled DTRA to Provide COVID-19 Support to Partners Abroad

While the world copes with the destruction of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program has utilized existing partnerships and ongoing engagements to enable partner nations to leverage CTR-provided equipment and training to combat this pandemic wreaking havoc in their countries, including assistance with identifying the first SARS-CoV 2 case outside of China, in Thailand.

Feb. 2, 2021

Research abroad in the time of COVID

Moving to a foreign country can be a difficult and anxiety-inducing experience because of language barriers, different customs, new colleagues and many other factors. A global pandemic isn’t usually one of those—until now.

Jan. 29, 2021

United States and India: Major Defense Partners at Aero India 2021

United States participation in Aero India 2021 is another example of the deepening defense and strategic partnership between the United States and India. Don Heflin, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, will lead a high-level delegation of U.S. Government officials and defense industry representatives to the event.

Jan. 26, 2021

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assist U.S. Navy in logistics support of Ukraine medical supply mission

“We were looking at more than 200 commercial pallets with a variety of complicated problems standing between the supplies at Joint Consolidation Point Mechanicsburg, PA, and our partners in Ukraine,” said Colleen Distel-Smith, logistics management supervisor, NAVSUP WSS. To get this accomplished efficiently and accurately, medical logistics specialists from the U.S. Army Reserve were called in.

Jan. 25, 2021

Building Partner Capacity Across the Globe

The Building Partner Capacity Section 333 Program (10 USC § 333) has long served to build partnerships with foreign nations by providing military and equipment training to enhance partner nations’ capabilities within each of the Combatant Commands.

Jan. 22, 2021

Army Chief of Staff Discusses Arctic Strategy, Indo-Pacific Presence

The Army recently completed a new Arctic strategy that aims to protect assets in the region as it continues to recalibrate its forces around the world to deter near-peer adversaries.

Jan. 15, 2021

DOD Aims to Bring Industrial Base Back to U.S., Allies

While the defense industrial base is healthy, there are single points of failure and dependencies on overseas suppliers that must be addressed, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment said.

Jan. 15, 2021

DLA supports SOUTHCOM pandemic response efforts

The Defense Logistics Agency is assisting U.S. Southern Command’s COVID-19 relief efforts in a number of countries in their area of responsibility through DoD’s Humanitarian Assistance Program, in addition to their ongoing support of national efforts. Since receiving the initial request on May 29, 2020, DLA Troop Support’s Construction and Equipment supply chain has provided 24 field hospitals to SOUTHCOM, who donated them to 11 countries within their AOR.

Jan. 13, 2021

Trusted Capital Marketplace Reduces Vulnerability to Adversarial Capital

The Defense Department stood up the Trusted Capital Marketplace in December, and already both capability and capital providers are signing up to participate, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment said.

Jan. 13, 2021

Joint Chiefs Stress Service Members' Commitment to Constitution

In an unprecedented message, the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told service members that the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol was an attack on the Constitutional process of the nation.

Jan. 13, 2021

Black Hawk sale supports Jordan’s royal family, strengthens Coalition

The Kingdom of Jordan, a U.S. major non-NATO ally, is set to receive a $21 million UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter later this year.

Jan. 12, 2021

United States and Philippines Commission Zoonotic Disease Laboratory in Tuguegarao

The U.S. Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction program of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), in partnership with the Philippine Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Animal Industry, and the local Cagayan community, completed the construction and commissioning of a zoonotic disease diagnostic laboratory in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

Jan. 5, 2021

SABOT Academy graduation in Kuwait

2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team held a SABOT Academy socially distanced graduation ceremony for Kuwaiti Land Force Soldiers, Kuwaiti National Guardsmen, and Soldiers within the unit near Camp Buehring, Kuwait on Jan. 5, 2021.

Jan. 4, 2021

Task Force Illini Expands Ukraine Mission to Kyiv

Since 2015, a new U.S. Army unit has commanded the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine (JMTG-U) mission every nine months and advanced the mission, building on the previous unit’s success. Task Force Illini has created the Training Center Advisory Team (TCAT), an innovation leaders say will facilitate the success of the JMTG-U mission from Kyiv, Ukraine.