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SOUTHCOM Combatant Commander visits AFSOUTH

U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, U.S. Southern Command commander, addresses Airmen from the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) and the 612th Air and Space Operations Center during a visit to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2016. Tidd assumed command of U.S. SOUTHCOM on Jan. 14, 2016 and is familiarizing himself with the various component services that make up a combatant command. U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean. AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

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