March 17, 2021

Michigan National Guard think tank boosts Latvian partnership

The Michigan National Guard opened the Kelly Johnson Joint All-Domain Innovation Center at Selfridge Air National Guard Base near Detroit in September to help military planners find innovative solutions to diverse and complex problems affecting the warfighter.

March 16, 2021

Northcom, Southcom Leaders Discuss Border, Hemispheric Security at Hearing

An increase in migrants coming across the southern border, threats to the Western Hemisphere by China, and solutions to those and other problems were discussed at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

March 16, 2021

DLIELC state-of-the-art labs give international students authentic experience

Three Chadian Air Force personnel are the first Defense Language Institute English Language Center students to take advantage of the newest curriculum at DLIELC. This curriculum, pairing the latest virtual reality and artificial intelligence technology, aims to familiarize international students with English communications during aviation scenarios.

March 10, 2021

Secretary of Defense's Trip to Asia to Focus on Strengthening Partnerships With Japan, Korea, India

The Defense Department announced the first international trip by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, who will visit three nations in the Indo-Pacific region.

March 10, 2021

DTRA Side-Steps COVID Challenges to Continue Support to International Partners

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) traditional “boots on the ground” approach to build security cooperation capacity with partner nations met with the unanticipated COVID-19 pandemic.

March 8, 2021

Women Peace and Security Program Builds International Capabilities

No nation can afford to ignore half its population. That's the premise of the United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 on the Women Peace and Security program. It is good to remember this on International Women's Day.

March 5, 2021

U.S. Embassy Civil-Military Support Element Donates PPE for Frontline Workers 

On March 5, 2021, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Gregory May and the Civil-Military Support Element (CMSE) handed over a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Rapid Antigen Test Kits to the Deputy Minister of Health Dr. M. Battuvshin.

March 4, 2021

Bringing the SFAB Story to D.C.; 5th SFAB Participates in ACOET

A team of leaders from the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade travelled to Washington, D.C. Feb. 22-26 to take part in the Army Current Operations Engagement Tour, a program designed to provide a tactical perspective on how current operations are affecting national security objectives.

March 4, 2021

FMTV trucks delivered to Lebanon

In the aftermath of the catastrophic explosion at the port of Beirut in August 2020, members of the Army Security Assistance Enterprise team overcame significant pandemic-induced hurdles, along with quality control and transportation challenges, to deliver more than 30 military trucks to the Lebanese Armed Forces.

March 2, 2021

Army South, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade conclude Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep

U.S. Army South hosted Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep a pre-deployment training seminar, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Feb. 23-25 to prepare teams assigned to the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade for future training and advising missions in Colombia, Honduras and Panama.

March 2, 2021

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers establishes permanent presence in Africa to support key missions on continent

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently established a permanent presence on the ground in Africa to oversee key U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) projects here.

Feb. 25, 2021

Office of Defense Cooperation Chief Visits Australia’s Munitions Manufacturing Plant, Highlights Unbreakable U.S.–Australia Alliance

In an important step to strengthen the U.S.-Australia strategic defense relationship, U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Ingleton, the Chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation located within the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, observed bilateral cooperation in a munitions manufacturing project at the Benalla Munitions Manufacturing Plant in Victoria February 23.

Feb. 24, 2021

Allies, Partners Critical to U.S. European Command

U.S. European Command works closely with U.S. allies and partners to address evolving challenges posed by its adversaries to secure peace and to protect U.S. interests abroad, its commander said.

Feb. 23, 2021

Army South, 1st SFAB begin pre-deployment training conference

U.S. Army South kicked-off the Operation Alamo Shield pre-deployment training conference Feb. 23 at their headquarters to prepare 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade personnel for future missions in Colombia, Honduras and Panama.

Feb. 22, 2021

ERDC scientist earns top DoD award for achievements in risk, resilience science

Dr. Igor Linkov, senior science and technology manager at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), was recently selected by the Department of Defense (DoD) as the Laboratory Scientist of the Year for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020.

Feb. 19, 2021

DCMA Europe “pricers” partner with host nations

“DCMA Europe is a unique experience, both personally and professionally,” said Richard Stohr, a contract price and cost analyst.

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.