Chilean airman assists with space operations for PANAMAX 2012
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Cmdr. Jaime Andres Rivera, a doctor of aeronautical engineering for the Chilean air force, participated in PANAMAX 2012 with Air Forces Southern (AFSOUTH), Aug. 6-17. PANAMAX 2012 is an annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exercise that focuses on ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal. Forces from 17 nations worked together as part of a computer-simulated-exercise to provide a variety of responses to requests made by the governments of Panama and Columbia. These requests were geared at protecting and guaranteeing safe passage of traffic through the Panama Canal, ensuring its neutrality, and respecting national sovereignty.