May 17, 2021

WING lays foundation for partnership with Papua New Guinea

One Wisconsin Army National Guard officer has spent the better part of the last year laying the foundation for the Wisconsin National Guard’s new state partnership with Papua New Guinea.

May 11, 2021

U.S. Military Provides Additional Php5.7 Million in PPE to Support Philippine COVID-19 Response

On April 22, U.S. military service members in Mindanao and Luzon began the delivery of nearly Php5.7 million ($118,700) worth of personal protective equipment and medical supplies to local partners battling COVID-19 in provinces across the Philippines.

May 11, 2021

Army South strengthens cooperation in Jamaica with humanitarian assistance, disaster relief response

Brig. Gen. Alcides V. Faria, U.S. Army South deputy commanding general for interoperability, represented the U.S. Army and conducted a walk-through of the second field hospital donated to Jamaica by the U.S. through U.S. Southern Command.

May 11, 2021

Mobile paint simulator helps expand training to partner nation students

With just a few clicks, a spray gun and virtual reality goggles, instructors at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland are using new software to teach proper painting techniques – in the classroom here and across partner nation countries – without wasting a drop of paint.

May 7, 2021

SATMO commander relinquishes command during May ceremony

Col. Scott J. Malone, commander of Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization, relinquished command to SATMO's executive officer, Lt. Col. Alex Duran, on May 7.

May 6, 2021

108th MCAS medics provide support at Lithuanian base

Two medics deployed with the 108th Medical Company Area Support – both coincidentally named Bradley – are apart from their unit serving other Soldiers and Lithuanian counterparts at a base in Lithuania.

May 5, 2021

Security assistance enterprise trains Colombian counterparts

Recently two U.S. Army Security Assistance Command employees trained more than 140 Colombian military and Ministry of Defense civilian personnel in how to develop and execute their own foreign military sales cases.

May 5, 2021

U.S. Army North Staff Members Complete Security Workforce Certification

The triad of the U.S. Army North (ARNORTH) mission encompasses Homeland Defense, Theater Security Cooperation (TSC), and Defense Support of Civil Authorities. Recently members of ARNORTH’s G3 completed the Security Cooperation Workforce (SCW) certificate program to enhance the TSC mission.

May 4, 2021

Senior enlisted leaders collaborate in Colombia

During a recent key leader engagement visit to Colombia, Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Rice, the senior enlisted adviser at Security Assistance Command, saw firsthand how the foreign military sales process promoted greater interoperability between the Colombian military and the U.S. Army.

May 3, 2021

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to deliver on F-35 program in Israel

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District has delivered an additional secure home for part of the Israeli Air Force’s fleet of F-35 fighter jets, with a small ceremony marking the completion of another Hardened Hangar project on site earlier this year in March.

April 30, 2021

DLA, SOUTHCOM partnership provides humanitarian support for COVID-19 relief

The Defense Logistics Agency partnered with the U.S. Southern Command to deliver $1.3 million worth of life-saving pharmaceuticals to the Paraguay Ministry of Health for urgent treatment of intensive care patients with COVID-19.

April 30, 2021

CJCS Hosts Republic of Korea, Japanese Counterparts for Trilateral Discussions

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley hosted a trilateral meeting in Hawaii with Chairman of the Republic of Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Won In Choul, and Japanese Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Gen. Koji Yamazaki yesterday. 

April 29, 2021

Defense Official Says Partnerships Vital to Holding Russia Accountable in Eurasia

A Defense official says Russian influence and meddling in nations around the Mediterranean and the Middle East have been characterized as destabilizing and opportunistic and pose concerns for regional security and stability.

April 28, 2021

U.S. Army 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade and Philippine Army Conduct Bilateral Training in Nueva Ecija

U.S. soldiers from the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) arrived in the Philippines last month to conduct their first-ever partner training rotation with the Philippine Army, with bilateral training events taking place April to June 2021, in strict adherence to Philippine government COVID-19 safety protocols. Engagements will take place primarily at Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija.

April 27, 2021

U.S. Army-delivered helipad projects at hospitals in Croatia to hasten emergency medical care and save lives

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is delivering three modern helicopter landing zones at hospitals across Croatia to help reduce transportation times in emergency situations and ultimately save lives.

April 26, 2021

Security enterprise sees Colombian capabilities firsthand

Brig. Gen. Douglas Lowrey, commander of the Security Assistance Command, and six staff members, traveled to Colombia to engage in one of the most wide-sweeping key leader engagements for the USASAC team since the pandemic hit in early 2020. 

April 26, 2021

Louisiana, Belize State Partnership Program marks 25 years

The Louisiana National Guard and the Belize Defence Force marked the 25th anniversary of their State Partnership Program (SPP) April 23. The program links a unique component of the Department of Defense - a state's National Guard - with the armed forces or equivalent of a partner country in a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship.

April 22, 2021

JTFB donates foggers to fight dengue in La Paz

Joint Task Force-Bravo, in coordination with the Security Cooperation Office at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, donated 15 thermal foggers with maintenance kits to fight dengue in the department of La Paz, Honduras, April 15, 2021.

April 15, 2021

Partnerships Are Vital to U.S. Military, Security Challenges in Europe

U.S. partnerships and alliances are critical to combatting unwelcome actions by adversaries, such as those stemming from Russian aggression, two key defense officials told the House Armed Services Committee.

April 15, 2021

Ghanaian officer earns her blue cord

Medal of Honor recipient retired Capt. Florent “Flo” Groberg, a graduate of the Maneuver Center of Excellence Officer Candidate School and Infantry Officer Basic Course, spoke at the IBOLC graduation of Class 01-21. 

April 15, 2021

Expanding the Reach

Today, representatives of the Institute met with the President and Vice President of the Association of Police Attachés from Latin America (APALA) to formalize an agreement between the two entities.

April 14, 2021

DOD Modernization Can't Happen Alone, Defense Official Says

Technology development that's competitive with that of adversaries is something the Defense Department can't accomplish on its own. It must be done in partnership with academia, partner nations and the U.S. private sector technology industry, said the DOD official who's performing the duties of the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering.

April 14, 2021

U.S. and Qatari Military Partner in Crisis Action Exercise

U.S. Central Command hosted Invincible Sentry 21 (IS 21), an exercise between Special Operations Forces and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) elements from both the U.S. and Qatar around Doha, Qatar, March 21-25, 2021.

April 14, 2021

Austin Arrives in Brussels to Revitalize U.S. Engagement With NATO Allies

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III arrived in Brussels for meetings with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. It's the first in-person meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

April 13, 2021

New Romanian fuel agreement strengthens military cooperation

Improving interoperability between military forces across the world, DLA Energy signed a new Fuel Implementing Arrangement with Romania Jan. 19. This first-ever fuel agreement with Romania establishes the terms and conditions for reciprocal fuel sales and purchases between U.S. Defense Department and Romania Ministry of National Defence forces.