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  • AFSOUTH leadership recognizes critical support from Beale Intelligence Airmen

    The 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Commander and Command Chief recently visited Recce Town to engage with intelligence Airmen and discuss the critical support provided to the Southern Hemisphere from the Distributed Ground Station-2 (DGS-2) located here.Maj. Gen. Barry Cornish, Commander, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), and his Command
  • 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.
  • U.S., Brazil, Work Together for Exercise Green Flag

    Pilots and aircrew from the U.S. and the Brazilian Air Force worked and trained together during exercise Green Flag West, June 3-14, 2019.Aircrew from the 124th Fighter Wing, Idaho Air National Guard, partnered with members of the Brazilian Air Force for the air-land integration exercise, which gave airmen from both nations the chance to conduct
  • U.S. Air Force hydrazine team train Chilean Airmen

    A U.S. Air Force hydrazine Mobile Training Team traveled to Los Condores Air Base, Chile, to conduct classroom instruction and hands-on training with Chilean Air Force fuels technicians. Hydrazine is a back-up fuel used in F-16 Fighting Falcons that allows a pilot to regain control in the event of an electrical or hydraulic failure. When the hydrazine is released it creates a chemical reaction that allows the pilot to manually maneuver the aircraft in order to land it safely. The two-man team taught seven Chilean fuel Airmen how to properly assemble, operate and maintain their new hydrazine servicing stand. The stand is used to refuel and defuel, purge, and prepare a shipment of hydrazine tanks.
  • U.S. and Chilean Air Force conduct health services administration subject matter expert exchange

    U.S. medical personnel from across the Air Force held a health services administration subject matter expert exchange with the Chilean Air Force at Hospital Clínico, Santiago, June 4-8.
  • U.S., partner nations gather for PANAMAX 2017

    Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) hosted eleven partner nations during PANAMAX 2017, an annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational exercise focused on ensuring the security of the Panama Canal, held August 12-15.  Service members from U.S. and partner nation air forces joined together for the week-long exercise using simulations to
  • U.S. and Peruvian air force share medical knowledge, experience

    Nine medical and aviation personnel from the U.S. Air Force traveled to Lima, Peru as part of a subject matter expert exchange with the Peruvian air force May 15-19, 2017.   During the five-day engagement, the U.S. Airmen worked closely with their Peruvian counterparts to share information on medical training, standards and evaluation, and public
  • Airmen use special experience to foster relationships during Global Health Engagement

    A team of five Airmen, two with a special experience identifier earned through the International Health Specialist (IHS) program, traveled to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to work side-by-side with their Honduran air force counterparts during a subject matter expert exchange here, April 3. Airmen with an IHS certification were able to provide diversified international skills and knowledge of military and civilian health disciplines used to facilitate the five-day engagement by enabling flight medicine knowledge to be shared across a language barrier, which helps strengthen partnerships.
  • U.S., Honduran air force share best medical practices

    Five U.S. Airmen conducted a subject matter expert knowledge exchange with their Honduran counterparts to share best practices and increase partner nation capacities in aerospace medicine from April 4-6.
  • LACI cadets’ visit AFSOUTH

    Cadets from 13 Latin American air forces spent a day with members from Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) and the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group during a visit Oct. 13.  The cadets are visiting various Air Force bases throughout the U.S. as part of the Latin American Cadet Initiative. The program, managed by the Office of
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