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Defense & Fraternity | July 2014 Issue

Defense & Fraternity | July 2014 Issue

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U.S. Army South Monthly Video News Update - June 2014 - Featuring Paraguayan special forces medical training exchange, Beyond the Horizon closing ceremony and HHBN’s high school student mentorship

U.S. Army South Monthly Video News Update - June 2014 - Featuring Paraguayan special forces medical training exchange, Beyond the Horizon closing ceremony and HHBN’s high school student mentorship

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Salvadoran Brig. Gen. Armando Mejia (left) shares a laugh with Maj. Gen. Joseph P. Disalvo (right) during the U.S. Army South/Salvadoran army-to-army staff talks July 15 at the Army South headquarters on Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

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

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....
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A Paraguayan special forces soldier provides security while a simulated casualty is loaded into a MEDEVAC helicopter June 20 in Asuncion, Paraguay.

Army South trains Paraguayan special forces in combat casualty care

The eerie whistle of a mortar round pierces the calm as the unmistakable cracks of incoming rounds augment the disarray that surrounds you....
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U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jack C. Leong checks for signs of life in the 1-year-old unresponsive infant that Canadian Army Capt. Shane A. Smith carried into the pediatric room of Escuela Inicial y Basica Batey Cinco, on May 21.

Beyond the Horizon doctors come together to save life of critically-ill Dominican infant

A Dominican baby lays limp in the arms of Canadian army Capt. Shane A. Smith, a doctor with the Canadian Forces Health Center Atlantic out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, as he walked into the pediatric room of the Medical Readiness Training Exercise clinic at Escuela Inicial y Basica Batey Cinco, May 21....
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(Left to right) Brig. Gen. Orlando Salinas, U.S. Army South deputy commander, Bob Pelegreen, Army South Security Cooperation Division deputy chief and Gen. Humberto Oviedo, Chilean Army commander.

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

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

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

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....
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U.S. and Dominican Soldiers stand side-by-side May 6 during the opening ceremony for Beyond the Horizon-Dominican Republic 2014.

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

U.S. Army South marked the official start of Beyond the Horizon (BTH)-Dominican Republic 2014 during a ceremony in Barahona, Dominican Republic, May 6 where U.S. military engineers and medical professionals arrived to conduct real-world training while providing needed services to communities throughout the country....
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Maj. Gen. Rafael Melara Rivera, chief of the El Salvador Armed Forces, speaks during the FA-HUM disaster relief and humanitarian exercise opening ceremony May 5.

El Salvador agencies begin disaster relief exercise with U.S. Army South

The opening ceremony for FA-HUM, an acronym derived from the Spanish translation of Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias, kicked off a two-week long humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise in San Salvador, El Salvador, May 5, bringing together Central American nations with their North and South American partners to practice disaster response. ...
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Sgt. James Pettit, a radio operator with the 56th Signal Battalion, speaks during a memorial ceremony for his fellow Soldier and friend, Spc. Hernaldo Beltran Jr. April 30

56th Signal Bn. honors fallen Soldier during memorial ceremony

Family, friends and Soldiers from U.S. Army South’s 56th Signal Battalion gathered to say goodbye and honor the memory of Spc. Hernaldo Beltran Jr. at Dodd Field Chapel on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 30 in a ceremony that included the traditional roll call, rifle squad salute and final tribute with the playing of Taps....
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Master Sgt. Kirby West, Brazilian Maj. Alexandre de Paula and others discuss leash techniques for military working dogs in Brasilia, Brazil, April 2.

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

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....
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Maj. Gen. Joseph P. DiSalvo (right), U.S. Army South commanding general, shares a laugh with retired 1st Lt. Justo Dumlao (left) and Dumlao’s son Fred at the Old San Francisco Steakhouse here April 11.

U.S. Army South honors WWII centurion

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....
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Belizean forces board a U. S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter to search for marijuana fields in Belize during the marijuana eradication mission.

1-228th Aviation Regiment supports Belize in $29 million marijuana eradication operation

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras -- Joint Task Force-Bravo, 1-228th Aviation Regiment and the U. S. Embassy Military Liaison Office in Belmopan partnered with Belizean military and police forces in a highly successful marijuana eradication operation in Belize, March 15-20, 2014. ...
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Lt. Col. Larry Roberts briefs attendants on Space NET Training and Fielding meeting hosted by the U.S. Army South Operations Directorate Mar. 19-20 at the Army South headquarters.

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

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....
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Master Sgt. Michael Crowder (left) and Staff Sgt. Robert Hogeland prepare their rucksacks prior to the start of the 25th Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. March 23.

Army South Soldiers honor WWII Bataan veterans in memorial march

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....
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A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter assigned to Army South's 1-228th Aviation Regiment carries a Bambi bucket en route to an aerial firefighting mission in Honduras.

Answering the call: Army South's 1-228th Aviation Regiment battles blaze in Honduras, protects villages

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras -- When U.S. Army Sgt. Kelly Steckler first heard about the fire during the afternoon of March 4, he didn't quite believe it....
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Members of the Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Association speak with an Army South Soldier at Evans Theater here Feb. 21.

Army South delivers informative, entertaining observance for Joint Base San Antonio

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – The highest ranking African American military intelligence officer in the history of the United States Army served as the keynote speaker for the U.S. Army South-hosted Joint Base San Antonio African American History Month Observance at Evans Theater here Feb. 21....
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