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  • U.S. Army South's "Year of the NCO" Essay

    Oct 28, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Cory Lovejoy, with U.S. Army South's Special Troops Battalion, "Year of the NCO" essay.

  • Army South "Year of the NCO" Essay Winner

    Oct 28, 2009

    U.S. Army South's winning essay about "Year of the NCO".

  • Day on the tees raises green for CFC

    Oct 26, 2009

    A golf scramble held at the Fort Sam Houston Golf Course raised more than $2,000 for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Oct. 16.

  • U.S. Army South holds Hispanic Heritage Extravaganza

    Oct 20, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Oct. 20, 2009) - Soldiers, dancers, children and the local community joined forces here Oct. 15 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month.

  • U.S. Army South Soldier participates in OTF

    Oct 16, 2009

    Warrant Officer Abelardo Villarreal, Jr., with Army South Information Directorate, participates in Operation Tribute to Freedom. OTF shares the stories of Soldiers who have or are currently serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. The program connects these Soldiers with their local communities through speaking and appreciation events, as well as media outreach.

  • Under secretary says Hispanic community shares Army values

    Oct 16, 2009

    When Dr. Joseph WestphalAca,!a,,cs father moved his family from Chile to the United States, he told them to never lose the pride of their heritage Aca,!" to maintain their language and their cultural connections.

  • U.S. Army South participates in AUSA

    Oct 14, 2009

    Washington, D.C. (Oct 14, 2009) - U.S. Army South participated in the world's largest landpower forum, Association of the United States Army, which brought together active, Guard and Reserve Army members along with retirees, family members and civilians. U.S. Army South participated in the annual meeting by providing a military exhibition, an operational presentation and social interaction resulting in a wider understanding of the Army South mission.

  • Guantanamo celebrates 68th MP anniversary

    Oct 13, 2009

    There is a saying that states, some things get better with age. While many of us may not look forward to our 68th birthday, the Soldiers of the 525th Military Police Battalion at Joint Task Force Guantanamo took time to celebrate their branch's anniversary.

  • Honduran, 228th Aviation Regiment and JTF-Bravo firefighters team up to train

    Oct 13, 2009

    A group of 24 Honduran firefighters practice loading, unloading and arm signals during the litter training Oct. 7 at the base flightline. The JTF-Bravo firefighters and 228th Aviations Regiment worked with the Honduran firefighters to bring them up to speed on different aircraft procedures used here in case the firefighters ever have to work together in the local community. Some of the training included litter training, aircraft training and general firefighter safety and procedures

  • Brigade anticipates move into new building

    Oct 13, 2009

    In an effort to bring more of its personnel under one roof, the 470th Military Intelligence (MI) Brigade is relocating its Soldiers and civilians' places of duty on Fort Sam Houston.

  • War fighters return to Guantanamo

    Oct 2, 2009

    GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Sept. 25, 2009) - Service members from Joint Task Force Guantanamo's 525th Military Police Battalion recently returned from the 13th annual Army war fighter competition where the three-person team placed 25th out of 42 teams from around the globe.

  • U.S. Army South celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sep 29, 2009

    U.S. Army South proudly joins the rest of the nation in honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the rich cultural heritage of our largest linguistic and ethnic minority in a month-long tribute to Hispanic contributions.

  • Members of U.S. Army South team treat more than 7200 patients in Haiti

    Sep 24, 2009

    JACMEL, Haiti (Sept 24, 2009) - U.S. Army Soldiers from throughout the United States came together under the direction of U.S. Army South to treat more than 7,200 patients during a medical readiness and training exercise here Sept. 8-23.

  • Hiring Heroes helps match employers with job seekers

    Sep 24, 2009

    About 400 job seekers braved the rain Sept. 22 to attend the Hiring Heroes Career Fair at the Sam Houston Club. The Hiring Heroes program was established in 2004 to help wounded service members and their Family members find employment opportunities.

  • 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment participates in PANAMAX '09

    Sep 23, 2009

    Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, with 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation regiment assigned with Joint Task Force-Bravo, lands on the flight deck during flight quarters aboard the amphibious dock transport ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) Sept. 15. Mesa Verde is underway for Fuerzas Alidas (FA) PANAMAX 2009. FA PANAMAX is an annual U.S. Southern Command joint and multi-national training exercise tailored to the defense of the Panama Canal, involving civil and military forces from around the world.

  • Petraeus draws 'big picture' for Soldiers at Infantry conference

    Sep 23, 2009

    At the Infantry Warfighting Conference Tuesday, Gen. David Petraeus walked nearly 2,000 Soldiers through "the big picture," in respect to counterinsurgency operations in the region that constitutes the United States Central Command, the smallest but most volatile of the six U.S. geographic combatant commands.

  • 410th CSB responds to military contracting requirements during PANAMAX 09

    Sep 22, 2009

    The 410th Contract Support Brigade's participation in PANAMAX 09 grows each year and this year was no exception as the unit's headquarters, the Expeditionary Contracting Command, deployed from Fort Belvoir, Va. to Fort Sam Houston, Texas to also participate.

  • PANAMAX: Teamwork against terrorism

    Sep 19, 2009

    Hundreds of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen from all over the Western Hemisphere are here to conduct one of the largest multinational, joint exercises in the world - Fuerzas Aliadas PANAMAX 2009.

  • U.S. Army takes Gold in Chilean Army competition

    Sep 18, 2009

    SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA, Chile (Sept 16, 2009) - Nine members of the 75th Ranger Regiment, from Fort Benning, Ga. participated in the Chilean Atacama Desert International Patrolling Competition 2009 held from Sept. 10-14 in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

  • 14 Countries participate in PANAMAX with U.S. Army South

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Sept 16, 2009) - More than 700 U.S. and Partner Nation personnel are working with U.S. Army South for the simulated ground portion of Fuerzas Aliadas (FA) PANAMAX '09, a multinational, joint forces exercise focusing on the defense of the Panama Canal.

  • 20 Countries participate in PANAMAX with U.S. Army South

    Sep 15, 2009

  • Army South donates blood for fellow Soldiers

    Sep 11, 2009

    U.S. Army South joined forces with the Armed Services Blood Program and Akeroyd Blood Donor Center during a blood drive here Sep 8.

  • Colombia War College visits U.S. Army South

    Sep 10, 2009

    More than 25 students, from the Colombian Army, Navy and Air Force, participated in the visit which focused on essential Army South missions and training and areas important to Colombia. Members of Army South briefed the students on various exercises and operations to include Fuerzas Aliadas Panamax, Beyond the Horizon and Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarian, which are operations and engagements conducted with Latin American partner nations to help foster hemispheric security and stability.

  • New selection process, assignment procedures for CSMs in 2010

    Sep 9, 2009

    Beginning in October 2010, the Army will hold command sergeant major selection boards that will mirror the current officer selection process where new commanders are centrally selected and assigned to battalions and brigades.

  • Security forces train to protect, defend with nonlethal force

    Sep 3, 2009

    SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras -- The Joint Security Forces members here received their yearly nonlethal qualification training including riot control, Monadnock expandable baton (MEB) training, pressure point control and advanced techniques with a baton Aug. 20 at the JSF compound.

  • US Army South prepares for PANAMAX 09

    Aug 31, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Aug. 5, 2009) - The relentless Texas heat is no match for the Soldiers of U.S. Army South as they built the command and control infrastructure here for "Fuerzas Aliadas PANAMAX 2009", an exercise scheduled to take place later this year. The command and control center, known as the Deployable Joint Command and Control, is the information hub for Army South, joint sister services, and partner nation coalition personnel to plan and conduct operations during the exercise.

  • Fort Sam Houston's BOSS President wins top award

    Aug 27, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Edmund Perez was awarded the Dept. of the Army's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers President of the Year award during the annual BOSS conference in Leesburg, Va. Aug. 11. "I am very honored to have received this award," said Perez, who has been the Fort Sam Houston BOSS president for one year. Perez was previously the BOSS president for Camp Nimble, Bravo Co., 702nd Maintenance Support Battalion in Korea.

  • Fort Sam Houston Memorial Services Detachment Honor Guard volunteers shine

    Aug 27, 2009

    Currently, with 81 volunteers, the MSD Honor Guard is composed of retired and former military service members who ensure that all veterans interred at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery receive proper burial honors, complete with military honor guard, rifle volleys and the playing of "Taps." The group performs at a moments notice, rain or shine.

  • U.S. Southern Command

    Aug 12, 2009

    The United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), located in Miami, Florida, is one of ten unified Combatant Commands (COCOMs) in the Department of Defense. It is responsible for providing contingency planning, operations, and security cooperation for Central and South America, the Caribbean (except U.S. commonwealths, territories, and possessions), Cuba; as well as for the force protection of U.S. military resources at these locations. SOUTHCOM is also responsible for ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal and canal area.

  • U.S. Army South reorganizes HHC during activation ceremony

    Aug 12, 2009

    The Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the Special Troops Battalion in U.S. Army South reorganized to form three separate companies during an activation ceremony at MacArthur Field Aug. 11. The ceremony officially marked the activation and assumption of command of Headquarters and Service Company, A Company and B Company, Special Troops Battalion.

  • Joint Interagency Task Force South

    Aug 6, 2009

    Conducts interagency operations against illicit trafficking by highly mobile asymmetric threats originating or transiting it's Joint Operating Area by detection and monitoring of illicit air and maritime targets, intelligence fusion, information sharing and multi-sensor correlation to facilitate interdiction and apprehension along with PN in support of national security and regional stability

  • Joint Task Force Bravo, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras

    Aug 6, 2009

    JTF-Bravo's primary mission is to support and conduct joint, combined and interagency operations in the Joint Operations Area, to enhance regional cooperative security initiatives and to support democratic development.

  • Joint Task Force Guantanamo

    Aug 6, 2009

  • Blackhawk assists USNS Comfort during humanitarian mission

    Aug 6, 2009

    7/10/2009 - CORINTO, Nicaragua - Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Matthew Shaw directs a UH-60 Army Blackhawk helicopter performing Deck Landing Qualifications aboard hospital ship USNS Comfort here July 9 during Continuing Promise 2009 (CP09).

  • Honduras-based U.S. Army Helicopters Deploy to Nicaragua in Support of Humanitarian Mission

    Aug 6, 2009

    7/1/2009 - SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras -- Three U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo here are deploying to Nicaragua in support of the hospital ship USNS Comfort's humanitarian and civic assistance mission, Continuing Promise 2009.

  • Get set, GO!

    Aug 6, 2009

    GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (July 15, 2009) - Running is a requirement for everyone in the military service. However, running as a favorite pastime for 40 years - to include several marathons - is something out of the ordinary.

  • Safety key to successful range

    Aug 6, 2009

    GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (July 13, 2009) - The front lines of the War on Terror aren't found in the desert sands of Cuba, but Joint Task Force Guantanamo service members still train like they are.

  • MP war fighter competition

    Aug 6, 2009

    GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba - Army Spc. Jason Adams, a Soldier deployed with the 525th Military Police Battalion in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, trains for the MP war fighter competition by simulating the application of a tourniquet to Army Sgt. Steven Jones' arm at Camp America, July 21, 2009. The Soldiers, who are training for the competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. in September, will represent the 525th MP Battalion and JTF Guantanamo. (JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Pfc. Christopher Vann)

  • 525TH Military Police Battalion

    Aug 6, 2009

  • The Armchair General

    Aug 6, 2009

    Test your knowledge of U.S. Army history

  • Beyond the Horizon kicks-off in Colombia

    Aug 5, 2009

    At the invitation of the Colombian government, distinguished visitors from Colombia and the U.S., community leaders and members of the U.S. and Colombian military gathered at an opening ceremony in Cartagena to kick-off the humanitarian civic assistance mission Beyond the Horizon on July 8.

  • Beyond the Horizon reaches to Trinidad and Tobago

    Aug 5, 2009

    Much needed specialized and general medical care is being offered in Trinidad and Tobago as part of the humanitarian and civic assistance mission Beyond the Horizon (BTH) 2009. At the invitation of the Trinidad and Tobago government, the U.S. Army will be conducting medical treatments in Toco, Valencia, and San Fernando until Aug 20.

  • DoD Personal Property Program actively seeks servicemembers' input

    Aug 4, 2009

    Have you ever had your household goods moved and at the end of the process, thought, 'That was the best move I've had, I hope my next move is that good.' Or conversely, 'That move was horrible, I hope no one else has to use movers like these.'

  • New award recognizes those who deliver quality of life

    Jul 27, 2009

    Nominations are now being accepted for a new award that recognizes teams or individuals responsible for improving the quality of life at Army garrisons.

  • Army unveils new Antiterrorism Strategic Plan

    Jul 24, 2009

    The Army has developed Phase II of its Antiterrorism Strategic Plan, called "Tempering the Weapon."

  • Overcoming the sounds of silence: Rifleman Radio improves Soldier communication field

    Jul 24, 2009

  • New commander takes charge of Army South HHC

    Nov 4, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Oct. 31, 2008) Aca,!" Capt. William J. Brickner, Jr., who last served as the communications plans officer for U.S. Army South, took command Oct. 24 of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, U.S. Army South.

  • Where does this go'

    Oct 31, 2008

    Links of interest...

  • CG & CSM Corner

    Oct 30, 2008

  • U.S. Army South observes partner nations' independence celebrations

    Oct 6, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas Aca,!" U.S. Army South observed BrazilAca,!a,,cs and ChileAca,!a,,cs respective independence days and ChileAca,!a,,cs Armed Forces Day during a ceremony at U.S. Army South headquarters Sept. 12.

  • U.S. Army South Chaplain rallies Salvadoran religious leaders: Discusses disaster response initiativ

    Oct 6, 2008

    COMALAPA AIR BASE, El SalvadorAca,!" Laughter erupted throughout a hotel conference room near Comalapa Air Base, El Salvador as U.S. and Salvadoran Army officials, meeting with local religious leaders for a conference, enjoyed a light moment.

  • U.S. Army South memorial ceremony honors victims of 9/11 attacks

    Oct 6, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Sept. 11, 2008) Aca,!" A distinct, thunderous sound in the distance abruptly ended the peaceful morning for Chaplain (Col.) James Boelens, who was spending a day of excess leave from the Pentagon by relaxing in his backyard under a clear, blue sky.

  • FM 3-07 - Stability Operations Manual (.pdf download)

    Oct 6, 2008

    FM 3-07 - Stability Operations Manual (.pdf download)

  • Army unveils new Stability Operations manual

    Oct 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command today unveiled a new stability operations field manual, FM 3-07 at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington.

  • Chilean Officer joins U.S. Army South team

    Oct 2, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas Aca,!" U.S. Army South is another step closer to becoming a western-hemisphere, international organization by adding a second foreign officer to its staff.

  • Getting Ready for "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins, U.S. Army Materiel Command competitor, checks the sling on his M16, while Sgt. 1st Class Darnyell Parker, Fort Lee Warrior Training Center instructor observes. The pre-combat checks and inspections were scheduled Sept. 30 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • BTH task force, Suriname Armed Forces discuss personnel recovery

    Aug 28, 2008

    PARAMARIBO, Suriname Aca,!" Col. Ernst L. Mercuur, commander of the Suriname Armed Forces, and his staff received an overview of Personnel Recovery procedures from Col. Robert A. Casias, Beyond the Horizon Task Force Commander, U.S. Army South, Aug. 4, 2008 at the Suriname Armed Forces Headquarters as part of Beyond the Horizon 2008 Aca,!" Suriname to familiarize themselves with operational procedures and support requirements.

  • Panama Canal security focus of exercise

    Aug 12, 2008

    COMALAPA AIR BASE, El Salvador Aca,!" Servicemembers and civilians from 20 nations and three international organizations converged at various locations in Central and North America this week for Fuerzas Aliadas (Allied Forces) PANAMAX 2008, a multinational exercise focused on the security of the Panama Canal.

  • Renovations on Surinamese clinic a success

    Aug 1, 2008

    PARAMARIBO, Suriname - Suriname citizens may not recognize the De Nieuwe Grond Clinic thanks to South Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers' involvement in Beyond the Horizon 2008, a humanitarian and civic-assistance operation planned and led by U.S. Army South. A closing ceremony took place on Wednesday, July 30, at the clinic in Wanica, Suriname to commemorate the successful completion of all the engineer projects that were conducted as a part of BTH08.

  • Colombia hosts 2008 Senior Enlisted Leaders Conference

    Jul 28, 2008

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Only weeks after a dramatic hostage recovery operation that freed three U.S. military contractors, former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, and 11 other Colombians, the Colombian Army played host to the 2008 Senior Enlisted Leaders Conference, July 21-25 , in Bogota.

  • Brazilian delegation visits Beyond the Horizon 2008 - Suriname

    Jul 28, 2008

    AYOKO KAZERNE, Suriname - A delegation of Brazilian military officials received an operational overview of the Beyond the Horizons 2008 - Suriname exercise from U.S. Army South organizers July 19-21 at the Ayoko Kazerne Base Camp to familiarize themselves with humanitarian operations being conducted throughout the country.

  • Internal Links

    Jul 20, 2008

    Links to internal information for all U.S. Army South personnel.

  • Yellow Ribbon Ceremony

    Jul 9, 2008

    Photos of the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony held July 7 at the Brooke Army Medical Center, honoring the return of Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell from more than five years of captivity in Colombia.

  • Photos of Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes, Keith Stansell and Families

    Jul 6, 2008

    Photos of Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes, Keith Stansell and family members during lunch at the Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, July 6, 2008.

  • Public statement by Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell

    Jul 5, 2008

    A public statement by Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell, who were rescued July 2 after five and a half years of captivity by the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC). They are currently at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Peacekeeping Operation North 2008

    Jun 18, 2008

    Pictures of PKO North 08, a multinational command post peacekeeping exercise held in Managua, Nicaragua June 10-20.

  • U.S. Army South hosts Conference of American Armies in San Antonio

    Jun 17, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas Aca,!" U.S. Army South played host last week to the Conference of American Armies, an organization of 20 member armies, five observer armies and two international military organizations that seeks to promote cohesion, improve hemispheric security and strengthen inter-American friendships on an army-to-army basis.

  • Nicaragua hosts multinational peacekeeping exercise, "PKO North"

    Jun 17, 2008

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (June 11, 2008) - Military and civilian officials representing 22 countries from Latin America and the CaribbeanAca,!"along with regional and international organizations such as the United Nations, the Conference of American Armies, Organization of American States, Conference of Central American Armed ForcesAca,!"met in Managua, Nicaragua this week to participate in the annual multinational exercise Peace Keeping Operation North (PKO-North).

  • U.S. Army South partners with El Salvador for disaster-relief operation

    May 9, 2008

    Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias (FA-Hum) 2008, a regional disaster-relief operation co-sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and the Salvadoran Ministry of Defense, started here Monday with the theme Aca,!A"Connected for good; regional response and integration.Aca,!A?

  • U.S., Honduran Soldiers exchange ideas during combined airborne operation

    May 5, 2008

    Soldiers from Fort Polk, La., finished more than a week of training with Honduran soldiers with a combined airborne operation here April 30.

  • JTF-Bravo volunteers give needed food to local Hondurans

    May 1, 2008

    JTFB personnel delivered $900 worth of food staples in 225 individual bags with a total weight of about two and a half tons to two villages in Humuya, Honduras. The food bags held flour, pasta, oil, rice and other staples purchased recently at a grocery store in Comayagua, Honduras.

  • "Flying Iguanas" jump in Honduras

    Apr 28, 2008

    Drivers on the highway near Tegucigalpa were treated to an unusual sight April 24 as 138 paratroopers from 17 countries descended from clear blue skies to the ground at Tamara Drop Zone, the home of the Honduran airborne school.

  • U.S. civilian leaders visit JTF-Bravo

    Apr 28, 2008

  • U.S. service members in Trinidad give the gift of life

    Apr 24, 2008

    Approximately 10 Soldiers from Beyond the Horizon Aca,!" Caribbean, a multinational humanitarian and civic-assistance exercise sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and planned and supervised by U.S. Army South, rolled up their sleeves for a great cause and donated blood to help save the life of an 8-year-old Trinidad girl named Ariana Peters at Mount Hope Hospital on Apr. 22.

  • U.S., Honduran Army Engineers Create an Equation for Success

    Apr 24, 2008

    Here, feral pigs wander in and out of houses, only to be shooed away by homeowners or chased off by dogs and chickens. Cicadas fill the air with their mating song. The punishing heat of summer is only broken when breezes sweep dust off the ground, sending clouds past the neighborhood's colorfully painted homes and against the local grade school.

  • U.S. Army South engineer saves Panamanian's life

    Apr 24, 2008

    Nico DeGreef, the chief project engineer for U.S. Army South, was enjoying a peaceful drive along the scenic 40-mile road from Panama City to the Gatun Lake Pueblo in Colon when his solitude was suddenly shattered by a memorable series of events.

  • Engineers Continue Beyond the Horizon Construction Exercise

    Apr 24, 2008

    In the city of Comayagua, members of the 322nd Engineer Company of Decorah, Iowa, work together with Honduran Army engineers to build new walls within the Jose Trinidad School.

  • Chaguanas Rotary Club honors U.S. Army South colonel

    Apr 24, 2008

    Col. Robert Casias, commander of the Partnership for the Americas Engagement Team -Caribbean, spoke to the Chaguanas Rotary Club in Trinidad Apr. 22 about Beyond the Horizon 2008, an international humanitarian mission sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and planned and supervised by U.S. Army South.

  • U.S. Army South colonel "joins" Trinidad Lions Club

    Apr 22, 2008

    CHAGUANAS, Trinidad Aca,!" U.S. Army Col. Robert Casias of Alice, Texas is traveling through the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago this spring and summer while building relationships between the U.S. military and the defense forces of the small twin-island nation.

  • Wisconsin Guard Engineers build schools and friendships in Trinidad

    Apr 19, 2008

    TRINIDAD - Pvt. Geoffrey Cooper of the Trinidad and Tobago Engineer Corps is just one of many from his countryAca,!a,,cs defense forces working hand in hand with U.S. Soldiers here in support of Beyond the Horizon, a joint and international humanitarian mission sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and planned and supervised by U.S. Army South.

  • Virgin Islands Guardsman visits Trinidad for first time

    Apr 19, 2008

    TRINIDAD - Sgt. Wrensford Ault of the 786th Quartermaster Battalion, Virgin Islands National Guard, is enjoying his first experience here in Trinidad while participating in Beyond the Horizon, a joint and multinational humanitarian exercise sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and planned and supervised by U.S. Army South.


    Apr 17, 2008

  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Magruder selected for Ranger Hall of Fame

    Apr 15, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Former U.S. Army South commander Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Lawson Magruder III will be inducted into the Army Ranger Hall of Fame this summer, in recognition of Aca,!A"an exemplary 32-year career that left a lasting mark of Ranger excellence in every assignment and at every level of commandAca,!A? according to the official citation.

  • JTF-Bravo supports U.S. Army South in Honduras

    Apr 14, 2008

    SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras Aca,!" A U.S. Army South exercise in Honduras is testing Joint Task Force-BravoAca,!a,,cs ability to support forward deployed troops over three months as U.S. military personnel on Soto Cano Air Base nearly double.

  • Army engineers honored in Panama for going "Beyond the Horizon"

    Apr 14, 2008

    U.S. Army South sent 14 Soldiers from the 115th Engineering Group, Utah Army National Guard, to Panama in early February to make repairs and improvements to schools, clinics and community centers as part of Aca,!A"Beyond the Horizon,Aca,!A? a humanitarian and civic-assistance operation sponsored by U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) to spread goodwill and build relationships with partner nations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Tradewinds 2008 AAR

    Apr 9, 2008

    Lieutenant General Glenn Spears, commander of the United States Southern Command takes questions during the Tradewinds 2008 After Action Review Aca,!A"The Way AheadAca,!A? presented by the Dominican Armed Forces and MARFORSOUTH as Major General Nelson Marmolejos looks on in ernest.

  • Beyond the Horizon

    Apr 4, 2008

    Photos of Beyond the Horizon 2008.

  • Beyond the Horizon 2008 underway in Trinidad and Tobago

    Apr 4, 2008

    CAMP MAUSICA, Trinidad Aca,!" A few miles south from the hustle and bustle that is the Port of Spain, a small yet powerful gathering of military and government officials celebrated their continuing partnership Mar. 26, a partnership between both a powerful nation and a small Caribbean country merely 45 years old.

  • Reserve Marines building more than structures in Trinidad

    Apr 3, 2008

    The students of The Princess Elizabeth Centre for Physically Handicapped Children will soon enjoy improvements to their facility by U.S. Marine Corps Reserve engineers and members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force (TTDF).

  • Maj. Gen. Keith M. Huber Quote

    Apr 3, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Keith M. Huber quote

  • History

    Mar 28, 2008

    Brief history of U.S. Army South

  • U.S. Southern Command

    Mar 27, 2008

  • Brazilian officer joins U.S. Army South staff

    Mar 27, 2008

    For the first time in its existence, U.S. Army South has a foreign officer on its staff.

  • Colombian army commander visits U.S. Army South

    Mar 27, 2008

    Gen. Mario Montoya Uribe, ColombiaAca,!a,,cs national army commander, visited the U.S. Army South headquarters in San Antonio last week.

  • First Sergeant Course begins new era of instruction

    Feb 28, 2008

    The Army's First Sergeant Course has undergone a major change in the way the curriculum is taught. The content is more student driven and is based on lessons learned from today's battlefield. The course has also been shortened from a 21 day training schedule to a 12 day training schdule with extended class hours.

  • Revolutionary change coming to Army operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    Aca,!A"This change in operational doctrine is designed to ensure that our Soldiers have the very best tools, training and leadership they need to succeed.Aca,!A? Those are the words of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the commanding general of the United States Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when describing the latest edition of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs operations manual, FM 3-0. At the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this morning, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. William S. Wallace unveiled the new FM 3-0, the 15th edition manual Aca,!" the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since 9/11 and the first update to the operations manual since June 14, 2001.

  • Army Unveils New Field Manual for Operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, brings the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

  • El SavadorAca,!a,,cs CuscatlAfA!n Battalion welcomes its newest rotation

    Feb 27, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq -- The soldiers of the El Salvadorian army wrote a song Aca,!" one about the changing of uniforms from woodland to desert camouflage upon deploying and becoming a part of the esteemed, 280-man CuscatlAfA!n Battalion. On Feb. 22, the newest group of soldiers to be in the battalion had that opportunity when they took the lead as the 10th rotation, CuscatlAfA!n Battalion, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Delta.