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  • U.S. Army South, SOUTHCOM join Colombian Sergeants Major Academy students in senior enlisted leaders

    Nov 14, 2014

    Approximately 40 senior enlisted leaders from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru visited Fort Benning, Ga., and Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 28 - Nov. 4 to meet with senior enlisted leaders from the U.S. military and discuss ways to fine-tune their armies' senior enlisted and noncommissioned officers corps by participating in leadership development seminars.

  • Army South hosts wheelchair basketball tournament

    Nov 7, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - After a very intense and competitive championship game, the Center for the Intrepid/Warrior Transition Unit team came out on top against the 512 Geospatial Engineer Detachment Alpha team 21 - 11 during the U.S. Army South Wheelchair Basketball Tournament champtionship here Oct. 30.

  • Unforgotten Grit -- A Civil War hero remembered

    Nov 6, 2014

    An Army reception for the family of Medal of Honor recipient 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing in Arlington, Va., Nov. 5, 2014. Cushing distinguished himself during combat operations against an armed enemy in the vicinity of Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 3, 1863. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller/Released)

  • U.S., Uruguayan partners conduct medical subject matter expert exchange

    Sep 29, 2014

    TOLEDO, Uruguay -- At a remote military post just outside of Montevideo, Uruguay, a team of military service members, 40 strong, worked to provide urgent medical care to mock casualties strewn throughout an open field.

  • PANAMAX 2014

    Sep 26, 2014

  • AFSBn-Hood trains Peruvian Special Forces soldiers

    Sep 3, 2014

  • Joint Task Force-Bravo helps provide 1,400 Hondurans with medical care

    Aug 25, 2014

    Joint Task Force-Bravo helped provide medical care to more than 1,400 Hondurans, and performed 11 surgeries, during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise and Mobile Surgical Team engagement, Aug. 11-15, 2014, in the Honduran towns of San Juan del Sitio, Correderos, and Santa Barbara.

  • U.S. Army South completes eighth bilateral staff talks with El Salvador

    Aug 19, 2014

    U.S. Army South, as the Army service component command for U.S. Southern Command, on behalf of the Chief of Staff of the Army, conducted staff talks with the Salvadoran army July 12-16 at the Army South headquarters on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to foster a bilateral partnership, discuss ways to counter transnational organized threats and plan mutual training engagements over the coming three years to promote increased interaction between the United States and Salvadoran Armies.

  • SA Chamber of Commerce visits Army South, PANAMAX 2014

    Aug 19, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- More than 40 members of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce received a firsthand glimpse at the inner workings of U.S. Army South during a visit to its headquarters here Aug. 11.

  • Chilean visit to Fort Hood sets framework for intelligence sharing

    Aug 19, 2014

    U.S. Army South coordinated a visit for a Chilean army intelligence delegation to visit Fort Hood, Texas, July 28 -- Aug. 8 during a military intelligence professional development exchange in combat intelligence operations at the tactical and operational level. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen doctrine and operational capabilities, enhance interoperability between the United States and Chile, encourage intelligence sharing and to strengthen the Chilean army's ability to counter transnational threats.

  • PANAMAX unites 17 nations in effort to secure economic stability, regional peace

    Aug 19, 2014

    More than 500 military and civilian personnel from the U.S. and 16 partner nations came together Aug. 7-15 in San Antonio in an effort to protect one of the world's most important, economic structures located nearly 2,600 miles away.

  • Secretary of the Army recognizes members of Joint Task Force-Bravo

    Aug 14, 2014

    Saying their efforts are invaluable to the growth and stability of Central America, the Army's top leader lauded members of Joint Task Force-Bravo, Aug. 13, 2014, while in Honduras.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers head south for Panamax

    Aug 13, 2014

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), are supporting Panamax, a U.S Southern Command-sponsored multinational exercise taking place in the United States and Central America.

  • Army South trains Paraguayan special forces in combat casualty care

    Jun 30, 2014

    The eerie whistle of a mortar round pierces the calm as the unmistakable cracks of incoming rounds augment the disarray that surrounds you. To the seasoned combat veteran, the experience of a fight and years of training to acclimate to the sights and sounds of battle can allow that Soldier to operate at peak performance. However, one sound alone has the ability to rattle nerves and send fear into even the most seasoned Soldier.

  • Army South, Chilean Army strengthen relationships during War College Hall of Fame ceremony

    May 19, 2014

    CARLISLE BARRACKS, Pa. -- The U.S. Army South deputy commander traveled to Carlisle Barracks, Pa. to witness the induction of the Chilean Army commander into the U.S. Army War College (AWC) International Fellows Hall of Fame.

  • U.S. Army South completes 30th annual staff talks with the Brazilian army

    May 19, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Two signatures, 59 engagements, and one year filled with opportunities to foster a relationship of mutual respect and support dating back to the second World War.

  • Engineers build morale while building facilities during Beyond the Horizons

    May 15, 2014

    U.S. Army and Air Force engineers assigned to Task Force Larimar are participating in the 2014 humanitarian civic assistance mission Beyond the Horizon (BTH) at Barahona, Dominican Republic.

  • Army South marks official start to Beyond the Horizon-Dominican Republic

    May 12, 2014

    U.S. Army South marked the official start of Beyond the Horizon-Dominican Republic 2014, during a ceremony in Barahona, Dominican Republic, May 6, 2014, where U.S. military engineers and medical professionals arrived to conduct real-world training, while providing needed services to communities throughout the country.

  • U.S. Army South honors WWII centurion

    Apr 15, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (April 11, 2014) -- It was April 1942 when Justo Dumlao, a 27-year-old Philippine Scout, was captured at Orion, Bataan and forced to join the rest of the Allied prisoners in what is now known as the Bataan Death March.

  • Army South, Brazil partner to discuss working dogs ahead of World Cup, Olympics

    Apr 15, 2014

    Over the next two years, millions of people from all over the globe will descend on Brazil to attend both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. With them, they will bring several different languages and hundreds of dizzying dialects that will make communication an arduous task for the civil and military law enforcement agencies charged with maintaining order throughout the two major world events.

  • U.S. Army South to increase its Space capabilities for future missions

    Apr 2, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army is embracing the newest and latest technology to support its mission in the continental U.S. and during deployments by improving its space capabilities throughout the service from command, down to units, and finally to individual Soldiers.

  • Army South Soldiers honor WWII Bataan veterans in memorial march

    Mar 27, 2014

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. -- The morning sun peeked over the mountaintops as more than 25 U.S. Army South Soldiers were an hour into their dismounted trek through the rugged desert terrain. Some moved swiftly wearing only their Army combat uniform, while a few others plodded away at a steady pace, weighted down with loaded rucksacks.

  • SMA Chandler visits Joint Task Force Guantanamo

    Feb 6, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III toured Joint Task Force Guantanamo and visited with the Soldiers assigned to U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Feb. 5, 2014.

  • Colombians review Foreign Military Sales case

    Nov 26, 2013

    A delegation from the Colombian Army met with a representative from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command and Textron Marine & Land Systems Nov.4 to review the status of equipment purchased through the Army's Foreign Military Sales program

  • U.S. Army South welcomes Chilean delegation for army-to-army staff talks

    Nov 13, 2013

    U.S. Army South hosted a delegation of Chilean army leaders to its headquarters on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Nov. 5-6 to finalize a course of action that will see the two armies engage in more than 50 events that are scheduled to be conducted over the next two years.

  • 201st MI Battalion returns from Afghanistan

    Sep 26, 2013

    Soldiers of the 201st Military Intelligence Battalion returned to San Antonio late on the night of Sept. 21 after a year supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

  • Army engineer helps build U.S., Chilean relationships

    Sep 17, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Sept. 25, 2013) -- An exchange program participant has expanded the relationships between the U.S. and Chilean scientists and engineers.

  • Galleon Minute

    Sep 11, 2013

    Students from the Colombian War College visit Army South headquarters.

  • WHINSEC, 1-507 participate in Wing Exchange

    Aug 28, 2013

    More than 60 Airborne Soldiers from the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, the Maneuver Center of Excellence and partner nation instructors from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation participated in the newly reinstated Foreign Wing Exchange Program on Aug. 19.

  • Army South, partner nations complete PANAMAX 2013 exercise

    Aug 26, 2013

    The annual Fuerzas Aliadas PANAMAX exercise, which took place in Central America and the United States, wrapped up Aug. 16, 2013, after forces from 19 nations took part in simulated training scenarios focused on ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal.

  • U.S. Army South, Salvadoran army wrap up 6th annual staff talks

    Aug 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army South commanding general and the Salvadoran army chief of staff signaled the end of the sixth annual army-to-army staff talks between the U.S. and Salvadoran armies by signing a memorandum of understanding in San Salvador, El Salvador, Aug. 14, 2013.

  • CASCOM hosts senior Chilean logistician

    Aug 7, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted Maj. Gen. Victor Arriagada, Chilean Army Logistics Division commander, for a tour of its training facilities Aug. 5-6.

  • Army South Soldiers, veterinarians help partner nations build, sustain working dog programs

    Aug 6, 2013

    During the month of July, a handful of U.S. Army South Soldiers traveled to Colombia and Honduras to conduct subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation soldiers and civilians.

  • Army South conducts first NCO induction ceremony

    Aug 6, 2013

    "No one is more professional than I." It is statement that all noncommissioned officers live by every day. Becoming a NCO is a distinguished title that every Soldier strives to achieve.

  • Conservation Conference - El Paso

    Aug 5, 2013

    Senior military leaders from Colombia and Chile attend the second annual Conservation Conference co-sponsored by Army South and U.S. Southern Command.

  • 470th MI Brigade commander changes

    Jul 18, 2013

    Even while dark clouds hung threateningly over the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade brightly shined July 17, 2013, for its change of command. In traditional ceremonies marking the change, Col. Timothy Chafos succeeded Col. Pierre Gervais as commander of the brigade.

  • Salvadoran troops train at JRTC, deploy to Afghanistan

    Jul 11, 2013

    FORT POLK, La. ---- Soldiers from El Salvador spent eight weeks in the Joint Security Forces Assistant Course, administered by the 162nd Infantry Brigade and held at the Joint Readiness Training Center, in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan.

  • 1-228th Aviation Regiment crew rescues 9 stranded off Honduran coast

    Jul 10, 2013

    A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew with the 1-228 Aviation Regiment at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, was dispatched July 2, 2013, to the Caribbean Sea to help locate two Americans, one Canadian and six Hondurans, who had last been seen June 30.

  • JTF-Bravo conducts medical readiness training exercise in Honduras

    Jul 1, 2013

    Joint Task Force-Bravo, in conjunction with the Honduran Ministry of Health, conducted a medical readiness training exercise, June 25-26, 2013, inside of a school named Lempira in the remote village of Bara Patuca, Gracias a Dios, Honduras, where patients received dental, preventative medicine and well-being checkups.

  • 'BTH Panama' Closing Ceremony

    Jul 1, 2013

    A close up look and the 2013 'Beyond the Horizon' Panama closing ceremony.

  • Army South welcomes former SOUTHCOM chief of staff as new commanding general

    Jun 25, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Joseph P. DiSalvo assumed command of U.S. Army South from Maj. Gen. Frederick S. Rudesheim during a change-of-command ceremony June 24 in front of the Army South headquarters on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • 14th Military Intelligence Battalion inactivates

    Jun 21, 2013

    The 14th Military Intelligence Battalion inactivated in a ceremony June 14, 2013, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

  • Army South successfully completes Beyond the Horizon-Panama

    Jun 21, 2013

    ESCOBAL, Panama (June 21) -- U.S. Army South marked the official closeout of Beyond the Horizon-Panama 2013 during a ceremony here June 18 where U.S. military engineers and medical professionals conducted real-world training while providing needed services to communities throughout the country.

  • Beyond the Horizon to leave Positive Impact in Panama

    Jun 12, 2013

    MEDETE, Panama, June 12, 2013 -- As soldiers and airmen wrap up the final weeks of humanitarian assistance projects in isolated regions of Panama during Beyond the Horizon 2013, they're leaving behind a long-term impact, the commander of Joint Task Force Panama told American Forces Press Service.

  • Beyond the Horizon to leave lasting impact in Panama

    Jun 12, 2013

    As Soldiers and Airmen wrap up the final weeks of humanitarian assistance projects in isolated regions of Panama during Beyond the Horizon 2013, they're leaving behind a long-term impact, the commander of Joint Task Force Panama said.

  • Colombians Partner During Beyond the Horizon

    Jun 11, 2013

    SONSONATE, El Salvador, June 11, 2013 -- Capt. Ernesto Santamaria of the Colombian army remembers a scary childhood. The FARC -- Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia -- ran rampant in Colombia, terrorizing citizens with a spate of murders, kidnappings and other activities associated with narcotics trafficking.

  • Salvadoran band member proud to serve country, keep JTF Jaguar staying motivated

    Jun 7, 2013

    SONSONATE, El Salvador - For Soldiers participating in Beyond the Horizon-El Salvador 2013, the sound of a bugle is often heard here.

  • Beyond the Horizon Builds Schools, Partnerships

    Jun 6, 2013

    SONSONATE, El Salvador, June 5, 2013 -- About 1,400 National Guard, reserve and active-duty soldiers and airmen working side by side with their counterparts from four other militaries are building a lot more than four new schoolhouses in remote El Salvadoran communities.

  • Veterinarian Mission - Beyond the Horizon

    Jun 3, 2013

    U.S. military veterinarians working with host nation partners are providing vital support to farmers and ranchers in rural areas of El Salvador during Beyond the Horizon. BTH is a joint, humanitarian and civic assistance mission sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and led by U.S. Army South. Produced by Sgt. Richard Frost.

  • Army Reserve troops from PR to serve in Guantanamo

    Jun 3, 2013

    Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico- Approximately 125 soldiers assigned to the 613th Military Police Company, US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, departed the Caribbean island, June 2, on their way to a mobilization station in Texas, with Guantanamo Naval Base as final destiny.

  • 58 from 10 countries complete WHINSEC class

    May 30, 2013

    he Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation's Command and General Staff Officer Course Class of 2012-13 graduated in a ceremony in Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall May 22.

  • Army South, Brazil Conduct 29th Army-to-Army Staff Talks

    May 29, 2013

    MANAUS, Brazil -- Just south of the Amazon jungle, Lt. Gen. Luiz Guilherme Paul Cruz, deputy chief, Special and International Affairs of the Brazilian army, welcomed Maj. Gen Frederick Rudesheim, the commanding general of U.S. Army South, for the 29th annual army-to-army staff talks between the two countries, May 20-22.

  • Dental mission: Beyond the Horizon - El Salvador

    May 29, 2013

    Soldiers from the 185th Dental Company, Garden Grove, Calif., provide dental care to the people of Metalio, El Salvador, during the Joint Civic and Humanitarian Mission, Beyond the Horizon.

  • Beyond the Horizon - El Salvador school construction project

    May 28, 2013

    An ROTC cadet from Maine shares his experience on a school construction project at Las Marias, El Salvador, during Beyond the Horizon.

  • BAMC Medical Team Impacts Lives in Honduras

    May 21, 2013

    A medical team from Brooke Army Medical Center made a lasting impact in Honduras last month during a two-week urology medical readiness training exercise.

  • 1/228th Provides MEDEVAC Support During BTH-El Salvador

    May 20, 2013

    An Army South Medical Evacuation unit from Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras provides MedEvac support during Beyond the Horizon - El Salvador

  • 490th Civil Affairs Battalion Supports BTH-El Salvador

    May 20, 2013

    The 490th Civil Affairs Battalion from Grand Prairie, Texas, provides support during Joint Humanitarian Exercise, Beyond the Horizon - El Salvador.

  • Army ROTC Cadets serve on education, humanitarian missions

    May 17, 2013

    Army ROTC cadets from all over the U.S will travel to one of forty countries with the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program this summer to assist lesser developed countries, exchange language and cultural experiences and build better relationships in these areas.

  • Armed Forces celebrate in Puerto Rico

    May 15, 2013

    Hundreds of service members assigned to military units in Puerto Rico celebrated the Armed Forces Day, by participating in a 2.5 Mile Run around the Fort Buchanan, 15 May.

  • Rhode Island National Guard medical team visits Panamanian hospital

    May 7, 2013

    COLON, Panama -- Members of the Rhode Island National Guard Medical Detachment met with Dr. Tristan Pinzon, medical director of Hospital Colon, in support of Beyond the Horizon-Panama 2013 here April 30.

  • Medical Readiness Training Exercises conclude at Beyond the Horizon, El Salvador

    Apr 30, 2013

    Medical Readiness Training Exercises, an integral part of Beyond the Horizon, or BTH, El Salvador, draw to a close. BTH is a U.S. Southern Command sponsored Joint Humanitarian and Civic Assistance Exercise that's led by U.S. Army South.

  • U.S. Air Force pediatrician supports Army South's humanitarian effort in El Salvador

    Apr 29, 2013

    A joint, multi-national effort providing free medical care to residents of El Salvador concluded here, April 26.

  • 59th Medical Wing supports Army South exercise in Panama

    Apr 29, 2013

    Airmen of the 59th Medical Wing, based out of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio, were in the municipality of Veraguas, Panama, for the start of the Beyond the Horizon medical readiness training exercise (MEDRETE), April 16.

  • Muleskinners, division host soldiers of El Salvador army

    Apr 25, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 10th Sustainment Brigade hosted several soldiers of the El Salvador army April 9 to discuss logistics concepts and operations.

  • New Horizons provides veterinary care to animals of Belize

    Apr 25, 2013

    ORANGE WALK, Belize -- U.S. veterinary professionals provided treatment to various types of animals April 17 in Orange Walk, Belize, as part of a training exercise called New Horizons.

  • Beyond The Horizon 2013 El Salvador, Officially Open For Business

    Apr 24, 2013

    SONSONATE, El Salvador -- Although work for Beyond the Horizon-El Salvador actually began March 30, the Salvadoran Ministry of Defense, U.S. Embassy and U.S. Army South made it official with an opening ceremony at a new school construction site in San Marcos, El Salvador, April 18.

  • Army South marks official start to Beyond the Horizon-Panama

    Apr 19, 2013

    FORT SHERMAN, Panama (April 19) -- U.S. Army South marked the official start of Beyond the Horizon-Panama 2013 during a ceremony here April 17 where U.S. military engineers and medical professionals arrived to conduct real-world training while providing needed services to communities throughout the country.

  • General Odierno Visits Army South

    Apr 18, 2013

    As part of a command visit to Joint Base San Antonio, Ft. Sam Houston, the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Raymond Odierno stops by U.S. Army South headquarters.

  • No language barrier with music, NG Soldier performs with partner nation band

    Apr 16, 2013

    SONSONATE, El Salvador -- Music provides many things to many cultures. It is important everywhere. But here in El Salvador music is big. Really big. So for a soldier from the New Hampshire National Guard, an opportunity to perform with the Salvadoran army band while here on a training mission was a big deal.

  • Army Reserve-PR invests millions in Aguadilla

    Apr 16, 2013

    Officers from the Army Reserve-Puerto Rico and the 81st Regional Support Command (RSC) participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony of a modern operations center in the closed Ramey Air force Base in Aguadilla, 14 April.

  • Beyond the Horizon El Salvador first rotation complete, mission on track

    Apr 16, 2013

    SONSONATE, El Salvador --Soldiers from the 160th Engineer Company, Delaware National Guard arrived here two weeks ago to begin work on constructing schools and latrines on three sites as part of Beyond the Horizon-El Salvador.

  • ARSOUTH CG travels to Guatemala, tours facilities to train new border security personnel

    Apr 15, 2013

    GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala--Maj. Gen. Frederick S. Rudesheim, U.S. Army South commanding general, visited Guatemala Apr. 8-11, and met with senior government officials and military leaders to discuss bilateral security cooperation and the establishment of a new Guatemalan border security unit supported by the U.S.

  • PR Troops return home

    Apr 13, 2013

    Approximately 60 soldiers assigned to the 393rd Combat Sustaintment Support Battalion (CSSB), US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, arrived to Puerto Rico from Afghanistan, 12 April, after being mobilized close to a year.

  • National Guard Soldier shares Beyond the Horizon, El Salvador experience

    Apr 12, 2013

    A specialist from the New Hampshire National Guard participating in Beyond the Horizon, El Salvador, explains the challenges and rewards of being deployed.

  • BTH Reception - El Salvador

    Apr 12, 2013

    Members from the Salvadoran and U.S. Military were invited to a reception hosted by the local community during Beyond the Horizon - El Salvador.

  • Jaguar, Acaxual partner two nations together for two task forces working in El Salvador

    Apr 11, 2013

    SONSONATE, El Salvador -- For two partner nations that are working side by side building schools and providing critical medical aid to a community that desperately needs it, selecting the right name for their respective task force was an important step in the process. U.S. Task Force includes National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty Forces from all the services working together with Salvadoran military in a humanitarian exerc

  • Service members experience many firsts during Beyond the Horizon 2013 in Panama

    Apr 11, 2013

    COLON, Panama -- As the sun rises in Panama, service members line up for morning chow. As the line forms and grows longer, there is something noticeably different with many of the personnel; they are young, and they have never been out of the country before. Beyond the Horizon is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, U.S. Army South-planned and led annual humanitarian and civic assistance exercise. The exercise provides construction and medical assistance to partner nations throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean. The exercise generally takes place in rural, underprivileged areas and is a major component of the U.S. military's regional engagement efforts and it affords a unique opportunity to train U.S. service members alongside partner nation personnel, while providing needed services to communities throughout the region.

  • Like father, like son, serving together

    Apr 11, 2013

    SONSONATE, El Salvador -- As one career ends and another begins; a father and son tandem from the Nebraska National Guard are appreciating the opportunity to share a last, and a first with each another. Beyond the Horizon 2013 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, U.S. Army South planned and led joint and combined field training humanitarian exercise in which U.S. active duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members specializing in engineering, construction and health care, working along-side partner nation personnel, provide much-needed services to communities in need while receiving valuable deployment training and building important relationships with partner nations.

  • Mass casualty exercise prepares Task Force Jaguar for mission in El Salvador

    Apr 8, 2013

    SONSONATE, El Salvador -- Joint Task Force Jaguar recently tested itself by conducting a mass casualty exercise here as it prepares for Beyond the Horizon 2013 mission.

  • Joint Task Force Jaguar welcomes new arrivals

    Apr 8, 2013

    Command staff for Joint Task Force Jaguar, supporting Beyond The Horizon-El Salvador, welcomes new arrivals to the effort. New Hampshire National Guard members are leading the task force.

  • Staff Visit to Beyond the Horizon - El Salvador

    Apr 8, 2013

    During a staff assistance visit to Military District Six, Sonsonate, El Salvador, members from U.S. Army South exercised the medical readiness team of their level of preparedness during a mass casualty exercise.

  • Joint U.S., Salvadoran Army Training

    Apr 3, 2013

    Members of C company, 3rd Battalion from the 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain) New Hampshire National Guard exchanged rope skills with the Salvadoran Army in El Salvador through the National Guard State partnership Program.

  • 'Beyond the Horizon' exercise begins in El Salvador

    Apr 2, 2013

    Joint Task Force Jaguar arrived in El Salvador with more than 75 service members to finalize plans for the comprehensive joint exercise, Beyond the Horizon El Salvador 2013.

  • Army South works with Colombian army to plan future joint activities during staff talks

    Mar 26, 2013

    U.S. Army South engaged with its Colombian army counterparts during bilateral staff talks at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, March 18-21, 2013, to shape the environment by working closely with and engaging our partners while building partner nation capacity.

  • Readiness through Prayer in the Army Reserve-PR

    Mar 26, 2013

    The Chaplains assigned to the Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, Fort Buchanan, play an instrumental role in preparing soldiers to deploy, especially during Holy Week. With their service, military Chaplains ensure soldiers and families are ready to face the difficulties that a mobilization presents.

  • US Army South, Colombian Army staff talks

    Mar 22, 2013

    US Army South host the Colombian Army for bi-lateral staff talks.

  • Combatant commanders 'co-chairs of the State Partnership Program fan club'

    Mar 17, 2013

    The National Guard State Partnership Program is an extraordinarily effective, enduring, low-cost tool to advance the national security objective of building partnership capacity, two veteran combatant commanders told Congress, March 15, 2013.

  • Army Section Chiefs

    Mar 14, 2013

    A look at the role Army Section Chiefs within the Army South and US Southern Command area of responsibility.

  • ARSECs, MPEP help Army South build partner nation capacity, strengthen security cooperation

    Mar 12, 2013

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (March 11) -- As part of the effort to achieve the chief of staff of the Army's vision to strengthen relationships and improve interoperability with partner nations, U.S. Army South utilizes the Military Personnel Exchange Program (MPEP) and Army Section Chiefs (ARSECs) throughout the Western Hemisphere.

  • Black Hawk helicopters join Colombia's war on drugs

    Mar 12, 2013

    Six Black Hawk helicopters were transported via ship from Savannah, Ga., to Santa Marta, Colombia, for delivery to the Colombian government for its Army and National Police. A seventh helicopter for the Air Force was delivered by ferry flight.

  • Army South News Update

    Feb 28, 2013

    Army South's monthly news update.

  • Strengthening the Army-to-Army partnership between the U.S. and Chile

    Feb 27, 2013

    WASHINGTON, February 27, 2013 -- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal met with Lt. Gen. HernĂ¡n Mardones, chief of the Chilean Armed Forces, at the Pentagon, to discuss Army-to-Army cooperation efforts, and foster closer relationships between the two militaries. Lt. Gen. Mardones visited Washington D.C. as a part of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's Counterpart program.

  • Army South-led joint task force trains alongside other services, government agencies during exercise

    Feb 26, 2013

    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba--Over the past several weeks, approximately 500 U.S. service members and government officials deployed to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in order to set up and operate a joint task force for U.S. Southern Command's biennial exercise Integrated Advance.

  • U.S. Army South deploys watercrafts to support exercises, humanitarian missions

    Feb 26, 2013

    The Runnymede, one of two Landing Craft Utility 2000 series watercraft under U.S. Army South's operational control, was deployed to Guantanamo Bay to support Integrated Advance 2013, a humanitarian-crisis exercise U.S. Southern Command conducts biennially.

  • Army South Mentors Youth

    Feb 21, 2013

    NCOs from U.S. Army South mentor students from the San Antonio Academy at Camp Bullis, Texas.

  • Army South and Joint Base San Antonio, Ft. Sam Houston celebrate Black History Month

    Feb 21, 2013

    US Army South and Joint Base San Antonio, Ft. Sam Houston, gather to celebrate Black History Month. Featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Merline Pitre.

  • Army South uses LCUs during Integrated Advance 2013

    Feb 21, 2013

    Army South uses Landing Craft Utility vessels during Integrated Advance 2013.

  • Carter describes 'crisis of readiness' during Senate testimony

    Feb 20, 2013

    Looming spending cuts and the lack of a budget for the fiscal year present a readiness crisis for the Defense Department, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter told the Senate Appropriations Committee in Washington, D.C., Feb. 14, 2013.

  • Exercise at GTMO tests Army South, SOUTHCOM's abilities to deploy, set up joint task force

    Feb 20, 2013

    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba -- More than 500 personnel from U.S. Army South, U.S. Southern Command and other military units and government agencies deployed here as part of exercise Integrated Advanced Feb. 7-17.

  • Army South hosts, mentors seventh graders at Camp Bullis

    Feb 19, 2013

    U.S. Army South hosted and mentored students from the San Antonio Academy of Texas at the Leader Reaction Course at Camp Bullis, Texas, Feb. 14, 2013.


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