The United States and Colombian militaries recently completed an airborne assault exercise in Nilo, Colombia, that included U.S. and Colombian paratroopers jumping out of C-130 Hercules airplanes.
The January 23–29 exercise included approximately 75 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division and 40 personnel from U.S. Army South alongside Colombian paratroopers.
“This airborne exercise demonstrates the interoperability, lethality and professionalism of our militaries,” U.S. Navy Admiral Craig Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said in a statement.
The United States regularly carries out multinational exercises throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to strengthen partnerships and build readiness. “This Airborne exercise illustrates our enduring commitment to our shared neighborhood, the Western Hemisphere,” a news release from U.S. Southern Command said.