April 2, 2021

Michigan, Latvia strengthen partnership in virtual workshop

U.S. military public affairs professionals from Michigan, Illinois, New Jersey and Washington joined with counterparts from the Republic of Latvia to sharpen their skills as media content creators during a virtual military storytelling workshop March 15-19.

March 31, 2021

US, International Pilots and Maintainers learn newest version of AH-64 Apache Aircraft

The newest AH-64E aircraft, Version 6 (V6), began fielding in January of 2021 and is equipped with the latest communications, navigation, sensors and the first cognitive decision aiding system (CDAS). These systems are a major stepping stone in the Apache program and a key aspect to the Apache’s role in joint all-domain operations and for our international partners. 

March 25, 2021

Army South, Central American partners hold first-ever Central American Working Group Principals Meeting

U.S. Army South hosted the first-ever Central American Working Group Meeting of Principals March 22-23 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston for army commanders representing El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and the U.S. to plan cooperation activities for the next five years.

March 24, 2021

Virtual Collaboration Allows Critical Project to Stay on Track

A current project in Iraq, to bring Imam Ali Air Base up to operational capability, involves extensive refurbishment and renovation to the Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) building, includes new ATCT equipment, supporting airfield electrical power and communications infrastructure, backup power improvement, installation of new ILS/DME and TACAN systems; and a potential renovation of the existing airfield lighting system.  Accomplishing this involves extensive coordination among the Iraqi Air Force, the Aerospace Management Systems Division, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC/HBA) at Hanscom Air Force Base, TAM and Memphis Districts, all while respecting the COIVD restrictions in place.

March 22, 2021

India, U.S. Look at Ways to Grow Partnership to Protect Indo-Pacific

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III came away from his meetings with Indian officials in New Delhi encouraged by the response from "an increasingly important partner amid today's rapidly shifting international dynamics."

March 19, 2021

DTRA Capacity Building Efforts Enhance Partner Nation CWMD Capabilities

In late 2019, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) formed the Building Partner Capacity Integration Cell (BPCIC) to improve capacity building program coordination amongst the agencies BPC programs, external influencers, and partner nations. DTRA’s BPC work has long served to solidify partnerships with foreign nations by working with them to enhance counter-WMD capabilities. This alliance-building approach bolsters our partners but also provides multiple benefits to the United States’ national security.

March 19, 2021

In India, Austin Looks for Ways to Increase Cooperation With Allies

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III commended Indian leaders on their growing roles in the Indo-Pacific region and the growing engagement they have with like-minded partners across the region to promote shared goals.

March 18, 2021

Tobyhanna personnel train Romanian Air Force

Tobyhanna Army Depot personnel extended the organization’s reach last month when they traveled to a seaside community in Romania to train allies of the United States.

March 17, 2021

Michigan National Guard think tank boosts Latvian partnership

The Michigan National Guard opened the Kelly Johnson Joint All-Domain Innovation Center at Selfridge Air National Guard Base near Detroit in September to help military planners find innovative solutions to diverse and complex problems affecting the warfighter.

March 16, 2021

Northcom, Southcom Leaders Discuss Border, Hemispheric Security at Hearing

An increase in migrants coming across the southern border, threats to the Western Hemisphere by China, and solutions to those and other problems were discussed at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

March 16, 2021

DLIELC state-of-the-art labs give international students authentic experience

Three Chadian Air Force personnel are the first Defense Language Institute English Language Center students to take advantage of the newest curriculum at DLIELC. This curriculum, pairing the latest virtual reality and artificial intelligence technology, aims to familiarize international students with English communications during aviation scenarios.

March 10, 2021

Secretary of Defense's Trip to Asia to Focus on Strengthening Partnerships With Japan, Korea, India

The Defense Department announced the first international trip by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, who will visit three nations in the Indo-Pacific region.

March 10, 2021

DTRA Side-Steps COVID Challenges to Continue Support to International Partners

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) traditional “boots on the ground” approach to build security cooperation capacity with partner nations met with the unanticipated COVID-19 pandemic.

March 8, 2021

Women Peace and Security Program Builds International Capabilities

No nation can afford to ignore half its population. That's the premise of the United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 on the Women Peace and Security program. It is good to remember this on International Women's Day.

March 5, 2021

U.S. Embassy Civil-Military Support Element Donates PPE for Frontline Workers 

On March 5, 2021, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Gregory May and the Civil-Military Support Element (CMSE) handed over a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Rapid Antigen Test Kits to the Deputy Minister of Health Dr. M. Battuvshin.

March 4, 2021

Bringing the SFAB Story to D.C.; 5th SFAB Participates in ACOET

A team of leaders from the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade travelled to Washington, D.C. Feb. 22-26 to take part in the Army Current Operations Engagement Tour, a program designed to provide a tactical perspective on how current operations are affecting national security objectives.

March 4, 2021

FMTV trucks delivered to Lebanon

In the aftermath of the catastrophic explosion at the port of Beirut in August 2020, members of the Army Security Assistance Enterprise team overcame significant pandemic-induced hurdles, along with quality control and transportation challenges, to deliver more than 30 military trucks to the Lebanese Armed Forces.

March 2, 2021

Army South, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade conclude Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep

U.S. Army South hosted Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep a pre-deployment training seminar, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Feb. 23-25 to prepare teams assigned to the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade for future training and advising missions in Colombia, Honduras and Panama.

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.