U.S. Army South hosts Military-Civilian Club of San Antonio
January 28, 2009
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas Aca,!" More than 25 members of the Military-Civilian Club of San Antonio visited the U.S. Army South headquarters Dec. 15, at the invitation of Army South Commander Maj. Gen. Keith M. Huber.
Aca,!A"I feel a closer tie to the military because of this visit,Aca,!A? said Barbara Wright, the Military-Civilian ClubAca,!a,,cs civilian president.
The purpose of the visit was to educate the club on Army SouthAca,!a,,cs mission as the Army Service Component Command of U.S. Southern Command. Discussions included information on command engagements in Latin America and the Caribbean. U.S. Army South conducts numerous operations and engagements with partner armies of the Americas to help foster hemispheric security and stability.
Huber met with the club members and described Army South's many engagements with the other Armies of the Americas helping foster hemispheric security and stability.
Aca,!A"The hospitality was wonderful and we gained some great insight into the ArmyAca,!a,,cs mission in Latin America and the Caribbean,Aca,!A? said Wright of the meeting with Huber.
The Military-Civilian Club of San Antonio was founded in 1921 with the idea of bringing together the women of the military and those of the city. At that time, Military Civilian Club of San Antonio founder, Mrs. John L. Jenkins, felt the military installations and the city of San Antonio were growing so large that it was becoming difficult to preserve the close ties which are important to the community.
Aca,!A"We havenAca,!a,,ct done many visits like this recently,Aca,!A? said Wright. Aca,!A"When I looked at notes from our past presidents, I noticed these types of tours were common, so we were thrilled to have this opportunity today.Aca,!A?
The fact that the Army South headquarters are located in Aca,!A"Old BAMCAca,!A? was of particular interest to the club members.
Aca,!A"The building is a San Antonio landmark and many of our members have ties here as former patients or as visitors to the building when it was a hospital,Aca,!A? said Wright.
Aca,!A"I remember visiting friends here and to see it so beautifully restored today is eye-opening. We are thoroughly impressed,Aca,!A? she said.
The Military-Civilian ClubAca,!a,,cs visit to U.S. Army South is one example of the strong relationship between the U.S. Army and the San Antonio community.
Aca,!A"It made me feel so proud of our military,Aca,!A? said Wright. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cll be talking about this special visit to our friends and community leaders for a long time.Aca,!A?