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Guardians of the South Change Guard

 Story by Sgt. 1st Class Alexis Ramos   |   Special Operations Command South   |   06.05.2018

 HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Florida - Special Operations Command South held a change of command ceremony in its headquarter building in Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, June 5, 2018. Rear Adm. Collin P. Green relinquished command to U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Antonio M. Fletcher...

 

SOCSOUTH Career and Community Resource Fair

Derek Auguste (right), Miami first platoon leader for Mission Continues, explains the role of his organization to a service member from Special Operations Command South during a Career and Community Resource Fair held at SOCSOUTH Headquarters, Feb. 9, 2018. The fair was designed to give service members the opportunity to meet with employers in an informal setting and learn more about job and internship opportunities offered by companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex R. Ramos)

 

 

Honoring PFC Little

A ceremony honoring a World War II veteran, Pvt. 1st. Class John W. Little, was held Feb. 8, 2018, at the Miami City Cemetery. During the ceremony, U.S. Army Capt. Angel E. Reynoso, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Operations Command South, company commander, presented a flag to Leonard Mowry, Pfc. Little’s cousin. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Cesar H. Santiago)

 

Panama Training Exchange

A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier describes range movements to Panamanian counterterrorism Special Forces police officers Jan. 30, 2018, during marksmanship joint combined training in Panama City, Panama. Marksmanship training is necessary before forces conduct interoperability exercises. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Osvaldo Equite/RELEASED)

 

SOCSOUTH Commander Promoted to Two-Star Admiral

Members of Special Operations Command South congratulate U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Collin P. Green after a promotion ceremony Dec. 1, 2017, at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Osvaldo Equite/RELEASED)

 

 

Special Operations Forces getting the job done in Caribbean

Loadmasters with the 15th Special Operations Squadron walk to an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Barbados, Sept. 24, 2017. Approximately 50 Air Commandos are part of a group deployed to provide humanitarian aid after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated islands in the Caribbean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

 

 

SOCSOUTH deploys team in support of response efforts in the Caribbean

 HOMESTEAD, Fla., (Sept. 18, 2017) – A Special Operations Command South situational assessment team departed Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Sept. 9, 2017, in support of Joint Task Force – Leeward Islands’ (JTF-LI) aid response to areas affected by....

 

 

 

Fuerzas Comando 2017 Opening Ceremony

Story by Sgt. Christine Lorenz    |   Special Operations Command South   |   07.17.2017

HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Fla. – Special Operations Command South honored 142 fallen warriors during a ceremony here March 3, 2017 unveiling a memorial that preserves the names and legacy of those who died in the line of duty in Latin America and the Caribbean since 1963....

 

 

 

SOCSOUTH Fallen Warriors Memorial: Honoring those that paved the way

Story by Staff Sgt. Osvaldo Equite   |   Special Operations Command South   |   03.03.2017

 This event initiated the 13th annual Fuerzas Comando competition in Mariano Roque Alonso, Paraguay, July 17, 2017. The 11-day competition features 20 countries challenging one another in 15 events that test strength, endurance and perseverance...

 

 

SOCSOUTH builds stronger effort against threat networks

Story by Staff Sgt. Osvaldo Equite   |   Special Operations Command South   |   02.10.2017

HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Fla. – Special Operations Command South and Special Operations Command North co-hosted the second Western Hemisphere Operations Conference here February 6-10, 2017 bringing together experts intent on building a stronger interagency effort against Transregional and Transnational Threat Networks, or T3N....

 

 

 

Students Spend a Day at SOCSOUTH

Story by Staff Sgt. Osvaldo Equite   |   Special Operations Command South   |   02.02.2017

Special Operations Command South hosted 128 parents and their children at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida on February 2, 2017 during Miami-Dade County’s “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.”...

 

 

 

Colombian army counter-narcotics brigade honors U.S. Special Forces

Story by Staff Sgt. Osvaldo Equite   |   Special Operations Command South   |   12.07.2016

FLORENCIA, Colombia – Every December 7 for the past sixteen years, Colombian soldiers from the National Army’s Special Anti-drug Brigade (BRCNA) have gathered in Larandia, Florencia for an end-of-year ceremony to celebrate the unit’s anniversary and recognize distinguished service....

 

 

        

Colombia’s premier officer training center distinguishes SOCSOUTH members

Story by Staff Sgt. Osvaldo Equite   |   Special Operations Command South   |   12.06.2016

BOGOTA, Colombia – Colombia’s superior war college recognized three Special Operations Command South members December 6, 2016 for their contributions to the military education institute known in its Spanish acronym as ESDEGUE in Bogota, Colombia....

 

 

 

SOCSOUTH team amplifies information efforts in Central America

Story by Maj. Cesar H. Santiago   |   Special Operations Command South   |   10.06.2016

A U.S. Army Military Information Support Operations team partnered with State Department and Salvadoran officials to increase young adult awareness of national police opportunities offered during a recruiting event Oct. 6, 2016 in El Salvador’s Morazan department....

 

 

 

SOF partnership converges in the Caribbean

Story by Maj. Cesar H. Santiago   |   Special Operations Command South   |   09.27.2016

U.S. Special Operations Forces assigned to Special Operations Command South trained with Trinidad and Tobago Defense Forces, Police Services and their Coast Guard as part of a Joint Combined Exchange Training exercise focused on maneuver warfare, marksmanship, counter terrorism, tactical military techniques and maritime operations from Sept. 20-27, 2016 throughout Trinidad and Tobago....

 

 

 

15 Years later SOCSOUTH Remembers Tragic Events of September 11, 2001

Story by Capt. Brigida Sanchez   |   Special Operations Command South   |   09.09.2016

HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Fla. – Members of Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH) supported by families and members of the Homestead community participated in the SOCSOUTH annual 9-11 run to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. Participants began their journey at the iconic Southernmost Point Marker of Key West to cover a distance of 140-miles in......

 

 

 

SOCSOUTH enhance command, control interoperability during Panamax 16

Story by Maj. Cesar H. Santiago   |   Special Operations Command South   |   08.04.2016

HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Fla. – Special Operations Command South hosted military personnel from the partner countries of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama and Peru from July 25 – Aug. 4 during this year’s Panamax in Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. PANAMAX is an annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational exercise focused on ensuring the security of the......

 

 

 

US, Chile SOF partner during exercise Southern Star

Story by Staff Sgt. Osvaldo Equite   |   Special Operations Command South   |   07.28.2016

ANTOFAGASTA, Chile – Multinational Special Operations Forces from Chile and the U.S. completed exercise Southern Star on July 28, 2016 amid Antofagasta, Chile’s arid desert plains and mountain sights along the Pacific coastline....

 

A Collaboration of Commandos

Story by Cpl. Joanna Bradshaw   |   Special Operations Command South   |   06.06.2016

Sweaty faces. Gritted teeth. Sandy, camouflaged uniforms. The clicking mechanism inside a pistol, ringing ears after a gunshot, heavy breathing, and radio chatter are all familiar sounds to commandos around the world. Accustomed to the smell of gunpowder and the taste of sweat dripping down their faces, all commandos share a bond. The brotherhood forged in training and on the battlefield is......

 

Collaboration through Competition: Special operations military and paramilitary forces come together

Story by Staff Sgt. Chad Menegay   |   Special Operations Command South   |   05.12.2016

ANCON, Peru, May 12, 2016 — After 11 days of Olympic-level exertion,160 special operations competitors from 20 countries across the Americas and the Caribbean know through experience how competition and cooperation can coexist. The sport and spirit of Fuerzas Comando, a U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)-sponsored international competition and partnership, culminated in a closing ceremony......

 

 

 

Fuerzas Comando 2016

Story by Sgt. Eric Roberts   |   Special Operations Command South   |   05.04.2016

Ancon, Peru - Special operations military and police forces from 20 countries across Central and South America began Fuerzas Comando 2016, a multinational special operations skills competition, with a ceremony May 2 in Ancon, Peru....

 

 

 

Navy SEAL takes helm at SOCSOUTH

Story by Staff Sgt. Osvaldo Equite   |   Special Operations Command South   |   03.04.2016

A U.S. Navy SEAL became Special Operations Command South’s latest commander during a change of command ceremony presided by U.S. Southern Command Commander Adm. Kurt W. Tidd on March 4, 2016, in Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida....

                                   

SOCSOUTH’s 2015 MISO operational update

Story by Staff Sgt. Osvaldo Equite   |   Special Operations Command South   |   01.13.2016

Special Operations Command South, based out of Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., maintained Military Information Support Teams in six key Central and South American partner nations last year to provide the U.S. with a means to undermine support for terrorist ideology and violent networks....

 

 

 

Special Operations Command South Remembers 14th Anniversary of 9/11 with 140-mile Relay Run

Courtesy Story   |   Special Operations Command South   |   09.11.2015

To commemorate the 14th anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, more than 80 service members assigned to Special Operations Command honored the memory of the tragic event with a 140-mile relay run Sept. 10-11....