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Former Commanders return to Army South to discuss lessons learned, future of command
Aug 19, 2015
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- It's not unusual for a military command to draw inspiration from its history. U.S. Army South recently had the opportunity and privilege to draw from more than 250 years of collective military service when it hosted its first former commanders' conference Aug. 10 at its headquarters on Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Army South's Headquarters Support Company cranks up the heat
Aug 18, 2015
The U.S. Army has a number of recruiting commercials designed to instill a warrior spirit in the American public. From jumping out of airplanes to fast roping from a Blackhawk helicopter to patrolling a thick jungle, young men and women are shown at the tip of the spear standing ready to defend our nation against aggressors.
Army South headquarters conducts active shooter exercise
Aug 14, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Antiterrorism training is the Army's "Antiterrorism Awareness" theme for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 that focuses on training Soldiers and civilians to protect themselves and their battle buddies from any terrorist attacks including an active shooter situation.
PANAMAX 15 exercise brings nations together
Aug 5, 2015
Sixteen countries from around the globe joined together to participate in Fuerzas Aliadas PANAMAX 15, which focused on ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal.
Army South completes ninth bilateral staff talks with El Salvador
Jul 27, 2015
U.S. Army South conducted staff talks with the Salvadoran army 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.
Special operations skills competition promotes international cooperation
Jul 16, 2015
Teams, from across the Americas, gathered for the opening ceremonies of Fuerzas Comando '15, a friendly competition pitting special operations forces against one another in tests of skill and endurance, July 15.
Colombian Army visits CAB
Jul 7, 2015
FORT CARSON, COLO. - Soldiers with the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, gave tours and briefings to members of the Colombian Army to facilitate a working relationship to help improve their aviation program May 18-21, 2015. "Currently, we are trying to transform our structure," said Brig. Gen. Emiro Barrios, Colombian Army Aviation commander. "Fort Carson and 4th CAB (were) a great starting point for us to learn how a United States aviation component functions in terms of organization, procedures, tactics, techniques and implementing plans. We are very enthusiastic about applying what we've learned during our visit when we get back to Colombia."
Army South, partner armies work together to develop enlisted leaders
Jul 1, 2015
More than 20 senior enlisted leaders from Brazil and Colombia visited Fort Benning, Georgia, and Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, June 14-25 to discuss increasing the development of their noncommissioned officer corps with senior enlisted leaders from the U.S. military.
Southern Command partners with El Salvador and Columbia for Beyond the Horizon
May 20, 2015
Providing assistance after a natural disaster or distributing essentials for the homeless are just two factors that could pose the need for humanitarian aid. Other factors include alleviating suffering and helping to maintain civic services. U.S. Southern Command's Task Force Northstar, in partnership with El Salvador and Colombia, participated in a Medical Readiness Training Exercise, May 11-15, as a part of Beyond the Horizon 2015, providing various types of medical care to the people of Ciudad Arce and the surrounding areas at the MEDRETE site.
Regional humanitarian exercise provides real-world training opportunity
May 19, 2015
In an effort to provide engineering and medical assistance to the citizens of El Salvador, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, along with partner nation counterparts, are participating in the U.S. Army South-led Beyond the Horizon humanitarian mission there, until June.
U.S. Army South, Colombian army leaders discuss partnership opportunities
May 7, 2015
U.S. Army South and Colombian army senior leaders signed an engagement plan during the U.S.-Colombia Bilateral Army Staff Talks Executive Meeting at the Army South headquarters, April 28 - May 1.
Army Reservists provide medical support in El Salvador
Apr 20, 2015
More than 30 soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve provided critical medical services to locals at multiple locations in El Salvador April 13-17. Working in conjunction with personnel from El Salvador, Canada and Brazil, the medical professionals provided thousands of Salvadorans with much-needed vaccinations, dental work, optometry and more.
U.S. Army's top Pacific commander visits Chile
Apr 16, 2015
Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, or USARPAC, conducted an official visit with the Chilean army at the invitation of the Chilean army commander, Gen. Humberto Oviedo, April 15-16.
Beyond the Horizon ushers in new era for next generation of Salvadorans
Apr 13, 2015
With two shovels full of gravel and dirt, the ceremonial beginning of a three-month humanitarian project involving six countries and nearly 2,000 military and non-government organization personnel began April 9 in Estanzeulas, El Salvador.
Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element provides care to villagers in Honduras
Mar 20, 2015
Joint Task Force-Bravo's Medical Element, with support from JTF-Bravo's Joint Security Forces and Army Forces Battalion, partnered with the Honduran Ministry of Health and the Honduran military to provide medical care to 5,352 people and perform 11 surgeries over three days in the Department of Copan and Lempira during a Mobile Surgical Team Medical Readiness Training Exercise and a medical partnership exercise, March 11-15.
U.S. Army South hosts Central America Regional Leaders Conference
Mar 17, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Seven senior Partner Nation leaders from Central America and the Dominican Republic came together at U.S. Army South headquarters March 16-19 to discuss mutual security interests.
U.S. Army South plays a vital role in mass migration exercise
Mar 10, 2015
U.S. Army South commanded a migrant operations joint task force here in support of the U.S. Southern Command-led Integrated Advance 2015 exercise, Feb. 21-27.
Special Forces Soldiers train Honduran force
Mar 3, 2015
A Honduran force skilled in combating criminal organizations and countering human and narcotic trafficking recently trained with Special Forces Soldiers on the ranges of Eglin Air Force Base, located in Northwest Florida.
Army scientist improves Chilean biological capability through exchange program
Feb 12, 2015
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Feb. 12, 2015) -- A U.S. Army scientist has enhanced the Chilean Army's biological identification proficiency after working in the country for a year. Biologist Leanne Chacon spent 2014 in Santiago, Chile, as part of the Army's Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program. Her goal was to research commercially available biological identification equipment.
Joint Task Force-Bravo brings medical care to more than 1,500 in remote Honduran villages
Dec 31, 2014
Joint Task Force Bravo's, or JTF-B Medical Element, or MEDEL, Joint Security Forces, and the 1-228th Aviation Regiment partnered with the Honduran Ministry of Health and the Honduran Military to provide medical care to more than 1,500 people over two days in Tipimuna and Auka, two remote villages in the Gracias a Dios region of Honduras, during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise, or MEDRETE, Dec. 15-18.
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.
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.
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.