La Guajira region, Colombia - Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Hugo Lopez Barreto, senior commander for Exercise Vita, discusses exercise operations and events after the closing ceremony at Fort Buenavista, Colombia, March 17, 2020. Exercise Vita is a combined event that brought U.S. and Colombian forces together to perform humanitarian and civic-action operations. The exercise focused on reinforcing longstanding ties and enhancing participants’ overall readiness while demonstrating U.S. Southern Command’s enduring promise to the Americas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Owen)


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