Sept. 8, 2021

Kentucky Guard Engineers conduct Djibouti State Partnership training

For over 25 years, through SPP, the National Guard has conducted military-to-military engagements in support of defense security goals, and leverages whole-of-society relationships and capabilities to facilitate broader interagency and corollary engagements; spanning military, government, and economic and social spheres. Kentucky maintains state partnerships with Djibouti and Ecuador.

Sept. 7, 2021

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command co-host 14th Annual Indo-Pacific Intelligence Chiefs Conference 2022 with the Maldives National Defense Force

The 14th annual Indo-Pacific Intelligence Chiefs Conference (IPICC) 2022 kicked off Sept. 5, bringing together military intelligence chiefs from across the Indo-Pacific region in the Maldives to discuss regional issues and shared security challenges.

Sept. 7, 2021

Army South hosts 2nd Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep for rotating Security Force Assistance Teams

U.S. Army South hosted the second pre-deployment training seminar, Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep, at their headquarters Aug. 31-Sept. 1 to prepare teams assigned to the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade for future training and advising missions in Colombia, Honduras and Panama.

Sept. 3, 2021

DOD Recognizes 50 Years of Security Cooperation

As the Defense Security Cooperation Agency turns 50 years old, it is still focusing on its original mission to build enduring partnerships between U.S. and partner nation militaries, making both participants stronger.

Sept. 2, 2021

Security enterprise builds strength in cooperation

As employees and visitors walk through the halls of U.S. Army Security Assistance Command buildings – whether at the headquarters in Alabama, satellite offices in Pennsylvania, in Washington D.C., Saudi Arabia, or at Fort Bragg in North Carolina – one distinct slogan stands out at every location: Strength in Cooperation. 

Sept. 1, 2021

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) sign Implementing Arrangement to further develop technical cooperation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Pacific Ocean Division (POD) and Far East District (FED) held an Implementing Arrangement (IA) signing ceremony with the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) at the FED Headquarters, Aug. 27.

Aug. 31, 2021

U.S., Ukraine Leaders Discuss Strategic Partnership During Pentagon Meeting

The United States will continue to urge Russia to end its illegal occupation of Ukraine's Crimea and looks to strengthen bonds with Ukraine, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said.

Aug. 31, 2021

Army South medical personnel conduct exchange in Ecuador

U.S. Army South medical personnel conducted a subject matter expert exchange with Ecuadorian Army medical professionals in Quito, Ecuador, Aug. 23.

Aug. 20, 2021

U.S. Indopacom Hosts 2021 Chiefs of Defense Conference

The 23rd annual Chiefs of Defense (CHOD) Conference, held by U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, concluded August 18.

Aug. 20, 2021

DC National Guard trains with partners in Puerto Rico

Soldiers and Airmen of the District of Columbia National Guard 33rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team along with other CST’s from Texas, North Carolina, West Virginia, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia’s Fire and Emergency Management Service, trained in emergency response scenarios at Ft. Buchanan.

Aug. 19, 2021

U.S.-Chilean Army Staff Talks commence for 16th year

As the Army’s Executive Agent, U.S. Army South conducts bilateral staff talks with partner nations in the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility to strengthen the command’s professional relationships and create training opportunities in the Western Hemisphere.

Aug. 17, 2021

Florida Army Guard, Guyana SPP partners advocate for women

Five female leaders from the Florida Army National Guard participated in the first "Women, Peace and Security Workshop" in Georgetown, Guyana, Aug. 5-6. The workshop was based on the Women, Peace and Security Act of 2017 and the State Department Implementation Plan of 2020.

Aug. 17, 2021

Vermont Delegation Visits SPP State Partner North Macedonia

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Gregory Knight, Vermont Adjutant General, and a delegation of leadership from Vermont visited North Macedonia as part of the State Partnership Program.

Aug. 13, 2021

SOUTHCOM Commander Strengthens Partnerships During Visits to Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados

U.S. Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados Aug. 10-13 to meet with leaders and regional organizations to discuss continued partnership in efforts to counter security threats and strengthen regional humanitarian and disaster response.

Aug. 11, 2021

U.S., Colombian army paratroopers successfully conclude DFE bilateral exercise

U.S. and Colombian army paratroopers concluded a bilateral airborne training exercise July 30 with a demonstration of the tactical capabilities of the Colombian Army’s elite special forces unit, the Lanceros, at Tolemaida Air Base in Colombia.

Aug. 10, 2021

Defense Official Outlines U.S. Security Assistance, Cooperation in Middle East

A Defense Department official testified about U.S. security assistance in the Middle East before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on the Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism, emphasizing five vital points.

Aug. 9, 2021

3rd SFAB supports CENTCOM objectives

The U.S. Army has maintained a consistent presence across the Central Command region for decades; while that presence has evolved through the years, the focus on strengthening readiness, partnerships, and interoperability remains constant. 

Aug. 6, 2021

37th IBCT, Hungarian Defence Forces train together

Soldiers of the Ohio Army National Guard’s 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team partnered with Hungarian Defence Forces during their monthlong training at the Joint Readiness Training Center.

Aug. 3, 2021

Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson: U.S. must remain 'Partner of Choice' in Western Hemisphere

The nominee for the commander post at U.S. Southern Command told Congress she would build upon her predecessor's efforts and work diligently with U.S. partners to ensure SOUTHCOM fully accounts for the defense challenges and opportunities in Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Aug. 3, 2021

MacAllister honored for vital research in Czech Republic

Dr. Irene MacAllister, a research chemist with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), has been awarded the Czech Republic’s University of Defence Medal honoring her “for the immense contribution she has made to the research effort in protection against high-risk biological agents.” She received the award upon recent completion of her assignment with the U.S. Army Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program (ESEP) to the Czech Republic.

Aug. 2, 2021

DLIELC welcomes alumnus Hungarian Air Chief

Historically, the Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland hosts about 100 international visits every year. These visits welcome high-ranking individuals from all over the world, all in support of the Department of Defense’s mission and security cooperation goals.

Aug. 2, 2021

Air Force Delivers Helicopters to Australia

As part of the Defense Department's Foreign Military Sales program, an aircrew from Dover Air Force Base transported two CH-47F Chinook helicopters to Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville, Australia, further reinforcing the alliance between the two countries.

July 30, 2021

Michigan National Guard, Liberia strengthen SPP partnership

The Michigan National Guard is solidifying its relationship with the Armed Forces of the Republic of Liberia under the State Partnership Program during the Northern Strike 21 exercise.

July 29, 2021

Engineers help to improve educational opportunities in Mongolia

In a country experiencing a shortage of critical educational facilities, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District is overseeing the design and construction of kindergartens to better the lives of children in Mongolia. Over the last three years, the district has partnered with the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command to improve educational opportunities for more than 300 students throughout Mongolia.

July 29, 2021

Georgia Guard partnership brings swift-water rescue to country of Georgia

The Marietta, Ga. Fire Department traveled to the country of Georgia, located in the Black Sea Region, to partner and train Georgian Emergency Management Services in Swift-Water Rescue techniques at Borjomi, Georgia, from July 26 to August 6.