“ANTOFAGASTA, Chile – Multinational Special Operations Forces from Chile and the U.S. completed exercise Southern Star on July 28, 2016 amid Antofagasta, Chile’s arid desert plains and mountain sights along the Pacific coastline. The Chilean led exercise, commonly known as Estrella Austral in Spanish, is a capacity-building exercise that culminates months of training between Special Operations Command South assigned forces and their Chilean counterparts to enhance interoperability and build relationships among both countries’ militaries.”
The exercise took place over ten days in one of the world’s driest deserts. Training included mountaineering, airborne opns, med training, and more. Read the rest of the story in “US, Chile SOF partner during exercise Southern Star”, DVIDS, July 28, 2016.