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  • South American Air Chiefs, Senior Enlisted Leader Conference builds partnerships as the strategy toward progress

    Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) hosted the South American Air Chiefs and Senior Enlisted Leaders Conference. Air Chiefs, or a designated representative, from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru attended the conference. This year’s conference included South American Senior Enlisted Leaders for the first time. This was part of an U.S. Southern Command initiative to aid in developing the enlisted force of our partner nations.
  • Latin American Air Force cadets tour US, build partnerships throughout the hemisphere

    Future leaders of 11 Latin American Air Forces visited 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) on the tail-end of their visit through the United States, as part of the Latin American Cadet Initiative. The twenty-two cadets represented air forces from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.
  • Chilean Air Force partners with US Air Force, Navy, Army for Mobility Guardian 2019

    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – The Chilean Air Force accomplished many firsts with their KC-130R aircraft in Exercise Mobility Guardian Sept 19-28, 2019.“This is the first time we’ve launched the container delivery system,” said Chilean Air Force Col. Miguel Stange, Chilean delegation Mobility Guardian commander. “We have purchased the equipment
  • Exercise New Horizons 2019 concludes in Guyana

    Since the start of the exercise in May, the New Horizons team comprised of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army engineers, built three community centers and a women’s shelter, as well as participated in several medical outreach events in Guyana. During the two months of medical outreach events, there were a total of 13,446 total patient encounters, which included animal treatments and vaccinations. “Our teams aim to work side by side with our partner nation and forge lasting relationships that tie our two countries closer together in good will,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Andrew Croft, Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander. “Looking out at this crowd and the end result behind me, all of this combined with hard work, I’m certain you have succeeded here with this team in New Horizons 2019.”
  • Chilean, US Air Forces share helicopter expertise

    DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. –The 55th Rescue Squadron hosted an H-60 Subject Matter Expert Exchange between members of the U.S. Air Force and the Chilean Air Force Aug 5-9, 2019.This is the second H-60 SMEE between the two Air Forces this year. Earlier this year, four U.S. Airmen traveled to Santiago, Chile to share information on the
  • 571st MSAS provides aviation weather capability to Panama

    Panama’s Darién Gap is a 10,000 square-mile remote region of mountains, swamps and rainforests, known for attracting explorers and adventurers alike. In July 2019, 11 air advisors from the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron descended upon the Gap as part of a mobile training team with personnel from the National Air and Naval Service, or SENAN, at Nicanor Air Base, Panama.
  • New Horizons 19 MEDRETE: Medical providers treat 9,575 Guyanese patients

    LINDEN, Guyana -- The Medical Readiness Training Exercise team for New Horizons training exercise 2019 saw their final patient July 12, 2019 at the Egbert Benjamin Expedition and Conference Centre. The MEDRETE provided services in family health, women’s health, dental, veterinary, dermatology, optometry, physical therapy, dietician and pediatrics
  • South Carolina Air National Guard flies with Colombian counterparts

    Four F-16 Fighting Falcons and Airmen from the South Carolina Air National Guard flew down to Colombia to participate in Relámpago IV, a training exercise with the Colombian Air Force Kfir fighter jets, July 15-18, 2019.The exercise allowed the U.S. and Colombian Airmen to enhance their interoperability, focusing on training in air-to-air and
  • Air Force Thunderbirds Perform for 250,000 Colombians during Rionegro Air Show

    For the first time in 50 years, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbird Demonstration Team performed in Colombia, displaying their unique flying capabilities to over 250,000 Colombians during the Feria Aeronáutica Internacional - Colombia (F-AIR), June 11-14.
  • Air Force JTACs join with Brazilian counterparts for Exercise Green Flag West

    U.S. and Brazilian Air Force joint terminal attack controllers (JTAC) had the unique opportunity to work together during exercise Green Flag West, June 3-14, 2019.Held jointly by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army, Green Flag West is an air-land integration exercise designed to mirror current conditions present in overseas contingency
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