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.

April 12, 2021

U.S., Salvadoran armies renew training opportunities in Central America following staff talks

U.S. Army South, on behalf of the Army's chief of staff, conducted virtual staff talks with the Salvadoran Army April 7 to promote readiness-focused bilateral efforts that enhance interoperability, contribute to the readiness of the total force, and improve U.S. Army and partner nation land forces capabilities, to address current and future strategic, operational and tactical security challenges.

April 9, 2021

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Uruguay, Argentina

The commander of U.S. Southern Command, Navy Adm. Craig Faller, completed a week-long trip today to Uruguay and Argentina where he met with each nation’s security leaders to discuss regional security and continued military-to-military cooperation.

April 9, 2021

Maryland National Guard, state partners renew SPP ties

The COVID-19 pandemic prevented the Maryland National Guard from working with its partners Estonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina for more than a year as travel restrictions and other precautions paused all in-person State Partnership Program events. Now that vaccines are widely available and there are fewer positive cases of the coronavirus, the Maryland National Guard and its partners are beginning to resume planning security cooperation activities.

April 8, 2021

Colombian Army honors security enterprise leader

The commander of the Colombian Army has presented one of his military’s highest awards to the commander of the Security Assistance Command in a surprise ceremony during a key leader engagement in Bogota, Colombia.

April 5, 2021

US Army Medical Professionals Administer COVID-19 Vaccines in Saipan

A team of 12 U.S. Army medical professionals began administering COVID-19 Vaccine doses to members of the local community in Saipan, April 3. The team, composed of a medical officer and combat medic specialists assigned to the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii traveled to Saipan, April 1. The Soldiers are slated to complete a

April 5, 2021

Projects in Benin increase both healthcare capacity and ability to document births

Villagers in two communities in northeast Benin will no longer need to cross the border to give birth or receive other basic medical care with the delivery of two new medical facilities in the remote villages of Money and Godjekoara, both of which sit in the larger border region of the Commune of Malanville. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District implemented and managed the construction of the facilities. Project requirements and funding were provided by AFRICOM with onsite coordination provided by the U.S. Embassy and Office of Security Cooperation.

April 2, 2021

DCNG hosts Burkina Faso military attaché in SPP visit

Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard, Brig. Gen. Aaron R. Dean II, adjutant general, and other senior leaders hosted a bilateral engagement with Colonel Major Rémi Jean de Dieu Kaboré, defense, military and air attaché of the Embassy of Burkina Faso.