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.

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.