Capacity Building: includes articles on any bilateral or multilateral effort to reinforce a partner nation military's strengths. For example, any joint training effort, operation, exercise, seminar, etc. that shows the willingness of the United States to support its partners by sharing their knowledge and experience in certain areas that will make the partner nations better prepared to respond to their country's challenges themselves. These include medical readiness exercises (MEDRETEs), seminars, subject matter expert exchanges (SMEEs), or any joint learning effort among partner nations.
Uruguay Hosts COJUMA for the First Time
For the first time, Uruguay co-hosted the Americas’ premier legal workshop, the Military Legal Committee of the Americas (COJUMA) from May 23rd thru 26th. Founded in 1995, COJUMA is a multilateral organization sponsored by U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.
Deployable Military Camp: A Rapid-Response Alternative in Natural Disasters
The Chilean Army is strengthening its ability to respond to natural disasters and provide humanitarian assistance with the creation of its first-ever deployable military camp in northern Chile. The new rapid-deployment unit, which can temporarily house as many as 200 soldiers, is the result of a $1 million investment.
New Argentine Government Fosters Strengthened Relations with the Pentagon
The Argentine Secretary of Strategy and Military Affairs, Ángel Tello, along with other leaders, were in Washington, D.C. to participate in meetings with the U.S. Department of Defense, with the main objective of deepening bilateral relations and resuming bilateral military exchanges.
Putting the Best Possible Team on the Field
U.S. Navy Admiral, Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, and U.S. Ambassador in Trinidad and Tobago, John L. Estrada, participated in the first conference on Women in the Military and Security, which took place in Trinidad and Tobago from June 14th-16th.
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