Aug. 21, 2020

Swedish delegation visits U.S. Soldiers in Baumholder

Swedish Soldiers, assigned to the Swedish Air Defense Regiment, visited with the U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, in Baumholder to collaborate and mutually understand the operational depth of the defense of European allies and partners on Aug. 18-20, 2020.

Aug. 20, 2020

ARSOUTH leader discusses Jamaica disaster relief preparation

General-de-Brigada Alcides V. Faria, Jr., deputy commanding general of interoperability, U.S. Army South, participated in a virtual key leader engagement with personnel from the Jamaica Defence Force, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (West) and the Office of Disaster Preparedness Management Aug. 17 to discuss humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparations in Jamaica and assess capabilities in the event of a natural disaster.

Aug. 20, 2020

Task force donates COVID-19 supplies in Honduras

U.S. Southern Command's Joint Task Force Bravo donated personal protective equipment and medications through Southcom's humanitarian assistance program to support the municipalities of Villa de San Antonio, La Paz, Ajuterique and Lejamani in Honduras.

Aug. 20, 2020

Wisconsin-Nicaragua SPP helps Nicaraguans despite tensions

The Wisconsin Army National Guard’s Company H, 132nd Brigade Support Battalion recently completed a haul mission on behalf of Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas Inc., delivering humanitarian cargo from the organization’s warehouse in Stevens Point to the Minnesota National Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing in Minneapolis for delivery to Nicaragua via a Denton Program flight.

Aug. 17, 2020

1st Theater Sustainment Command responds to crisis in Beirut

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 1st Theater Sustainment Command website — In the aftermath of a catastrophic explosion at the Port of Beirut on Aug. 4, the 1st Theater Sustainment Command immediately jumped into action to support relief efforts – and underscored the U.S. Central Command’s commitment to help a regional partner in need.

Aug. 17, 2020

Brazilian Officer Named TRADOC Instructor of the Year

WHINSEC former partner nation instructor, Brazilian Marine Corps Lieutenant Commander (Major) Dias, (2018-2020) School of Leadership and Tactics (SLT), Chief of the Tactics Division, was named TRADOC Instructor of the Year, in the Officer category.

Aug. 14, 2020

DLA transfers excess Army property to support Honduran COVID-19 response

Defense Logistics Agency employees teamed with members of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, U.S. Southern Command and Soto Cano Air Base mid-July to equip COVID-19 response centers and quarantine camps in Honduras with $2.2 million in donated property.

Aug. 14, 2020

Task Force Illini, multinational partners conduct planning course

Members of Task Force Illini, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Illinois Army National Guard, observed classes for the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) instructed by Ukrainian Col. Gennadiy Kovalenko, Chief Instructor at Collective Training Center-Yavoriv, Ukraine, July 29-31.

Aug. 13, 2020

US Army engineers break ground, enhance Polish infrastructure

A ground breaking ceremony for Resolute Castle 20 was held at Karliki, Poland, Aug. 13, 2020. It officially recognized the efforts of Task Force Resolute Castle, which is slated to complete seven construction projects to improve existing host nation infrastructure. The scheduled projects includes the construction of an intermediate staging base, forward arming and refueling point maintenance, the clearing of a helicopter landing zone, and the improvement of a railhead byway and range road at Camp Trezbien, Poland. Additionally the improvements will include the construction of a general purpose warehouse in Karliki, Poland, and the construction of a fuel system supply point at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland.

Aug. 11, 2020

U.S. Embassy Provides Additional Covid-19 Response Equipment to Bangladesh Prison Headquarters

United States Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller and his team provided essential personal protective equipment (PPE) to Inspector General Prisons Brigadier General AKM Mustafa Kamal Pasha as part of continued U.S. support for Bangladesh’s COVID-19 response efforts.

Aug. 10, 2020

Ambassador Cella Signs Defense Cooperation Agreement with Fiji

Ambassador Joseph Cella and Fiji’s Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yogesh Karan signed the Defense Cooperation Agreement which allows the United States to provide defense and security funding and training opportunities for our Fijian counterparts. The agreement will be utilized immediately with a $1.75 million package of

Aug. 10, 2020

USASAC welcomes new commander

The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) welcomed Col. Douglas S. Lowrey during an Aug. 10 assumption of command at its headquarters building, and the ceremony was available virtually for friends, family and the USASAC workforce. Army Materiel Command’s Gen. Edward Daly officiated the ceremony.

Aug. 8, 2020

Army Reserve command integrates Ukraine, Kosovo and North Macedonia officers into CGSOC in Europe

For the first time in history, the 7th Intermediate Level Education Detachment located in Grafenwoehr, Germany, is hosting international students for Command & General Staff Officers Course Common Core or CGSOC-CC.

Aug. 6, 2020

Transatlantic Division welcomes new commanding general

Brigadier General Kimberly M. Colloton assumed the role of Commander and Division Engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division (TAD), July 24.

Aug. 6, 2020

Netherlands' Chinook purchase strengthens Coalition

The spring 2020 delivery of CH-47F Chinooks and other materiel and services to the Royal Netherlands Air Force is a critical step in deterring regional threats and strengthening U.S.-Coalition capabilities.

Aug. 5, 2020

Military Alliances, Partnerships Strengthened Through Defense Strategy Execution

In a rapidly changing world, the United States must strengthen relationships with existing partners and allies while also building new partnerships in order to defend its interests and values against new threats and new competitors.

Aug. 4, 2020

Unheralded DOD Agency is Key to Building International Partners

One crucial aspect of the National Defense Strategy is tending to and encouraging allies and partners, and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency is at the heart of that process, said Army Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, the agency's outgoing director. 

Aug. 4, 2020

International Fellows select Bulgarian officer as their president for USAWC Class of 2021

Sixty-six senior foreign officers began arriving in the Carlisle area early in July – weeks before the U.S. students’ arrival – to make time for the formal international fellows orientation program after a post-14-day COVID-19 test.  But when they gathered mid-July at last, a lone lieutenant colonel responded to the call for a volunteer leader. 

Aug. 4, 2020

DLIELC pilots virtual training team program with Puerto Rico

To continue partner nation support across combatant commands and execute the global security cooperation mission amidst a global pandemic, the Defense Language Institute English Language Center piloted a one-week virtual training team program with Puerto Rico July 2020.

Aug. 4, 2020

Missile delivery bolsters national security, NATO alliance

The U.S. delivered nearly 100 Javelin anti-tank missiles to partner and NATO ally Estonia July 24, 2020.

Aug. 3, 2020

Army Eyes Joint Force Solution, Closer Allies to Win in Indo-Pacific

The Army's chief of staff discussed how to win in great power competition within the Indo-Pacific region after he traveled there to meet with military leaders. Indo-Pacific is currently the U.S. military's highest-priority theater, where near-peer adversaries, China and Russia, have significant influence.

July 29, 2020

U.S., Australian Officials Reaffirm Strong Alliance

The United States and Australia share a deep and enduring bond, forged by common values and decades of shared sacrifice, having fought together in every major conflict since World War I, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said.

July 29, 2020

Soldiers stationed in Poland share experiences with local scouts

U.S. Army Soldiers from the Alaska National Guard’s 297th Regional Support Group and U.S. Army Reserve’s 266th Ordinance Company, out of Puerto Rico, and Bravo Company, 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, out of Missouri, spent the afternoon engaging with Polish scouts at Camp Watra near Osieczów, Poland, July 17, 2020.

July 28, 2020

KFOR RC-E Soldiers deliver medical equipment to Zvecan clinic

Kosovo Force Regional-Command East Soldiers from the Liaison Monitoring Team, “Kilo 5”, delivered 4 thousand euros worth of medical equipment July 28, 2020 to the Health Station of Banjska (Banjske), Kosovo.

July 27, 2020

Medical Ties Bind Forces in Partnership

One of the largest DOD health care Foreign Military Sales cases ever implemented is being fulfilled in the form of a joint, multinational Trauma, Burn and Rehabilitative Medicine program in the United Arab Emirates.