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U.S. Army South Sgt. 1st Class Anttwain E. Dobbins trains on Disaster Sim. The video game teaches Soldiers how to be part of a foreign disaster relief task force. (Photo by Eric. R. Lucero, U.S. Army South Public Affairs)

Army South joins forces to create new foreign disaster response software

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas—U.S. Army South joined forces with other Army organizations and a unit of the U.S. Agency for International Development to create a new video game to train Soldiers how to respond to foreign natural disasters....
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U.S. Soldier provides humanitarian aid to home country

SAN RAFAEL, Guatemala – Arkansas National Guard Spc. Alberto Hernandez, 142nd Fires Brigade supply specialist, stands in the courtyard of his former school, the Instituto Nacional Mixco De Educacion Basica, May 9, 2016 during Exercise BEYOND THE HORIZON 2016 GUATEMALA. Hernandez attended classes at INMDEB as a child before he moved to the U.S. and enlisted in the Arkansas National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillon Davis/Released)...
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Chilean Army Col. Luis Cuellar proudly poses with WHINSEC Commandant Col. Keith Anthony and Assistant Commandant Chilean Army Col. Gustavo Nunez Kocher in this December photo from his Farewell ceremony.

WHINSEC Partner Nation Instructor named TRADOC Educator of the Year

Chilean Army Col. Luis F. Cuellar Loyola has been named the U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command (TRADOC)'s Educator of the Year for FY 15 in competition open to all instructors throughout the command. ...
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Sgt. First Class Mario Puente of the TAFT Panama serves as a lane safety officer for a buddy team live-fire exercise with Panama's marine infantry and border service specialists at Cocoli, Panama.

US helps Panama put dent in drug trafficking

Several U.S. Soldiers are helping the partner nation of Panama disrupt the flow of tons of illicit drugs annually. ...
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A CH-47 Chinook assigned to the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, prepares to land at a forward area refueling point in Honduras, April 14, 2016.

Joint Task Force-Bravo firefighting ops wrap up in Panama

DARIÉN PROVINCE, Panama -- Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered with Panamanian Public Forces to contain multiple life-threatening wildfires here, April 17 and 18. ...
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Local Guatemala nationals wait to have their body vitals checked, April 11 during the local medical readiness training exercise in Palo Gordo, Guatemala.

Beyond the Horizon: Arizona National Guard serves Guatemala residents

PALO GORDO, Guatemala -- Medical readiness training exercises organized by the Arizona Medical Detachment with support from multiple countries and organizations, supplied free medical services to Guatemalan nationals in the local area....
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(Left to right) Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn, Gen. Alberto Jose Mejia, Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston, and Brig. Gen. James P. Wong stand for the playing of the Colombian national anthem.

U.S., Colombian Armies strengthen bonds during 7th annual bilateral staff talks

Bogota, COLOMBIA—Readiness. The Army chief of staff made it clear this is the #1 priority. Active engagement with partner nation armies is key in remaining ready to meet the ever-changing challenges of today and tomorrow....
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Army South Delegates Observe, Advise and Assist in Guatemala

Members of the Army South command and select delegates traveled to Guatemala March 16 for key leader engagements that included an operational brief of procedures by the Special Operation Brigade Selva Commander and a tabletop exercise with senior military, police and political leaders of Guatemala....
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A U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook uses a Bambi Bucket to drop water on a fire April 1, 2016, near Tela, Honduras, at the request of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

JTF-Bravo supports Honduran firefighting efforts

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras -- On March 30, 2016, a fire near the town of Tela, Honduras warranted a large scale reaction from Honduran firefighting forces, to include the National Fire Department, Army and Air Force. ...
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Commissioner Juan Jose Andrade Morales, Director General of Police for Costa Rica, speaks to the members of the Central America Regional Leaders Conference held at Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston, March 8-10.

Central American Senior Military and Police Leaders Converge to Discuss Issues

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Eight senior Partner Nation leaders from Central America and the Dominican Republic came together at U.S. Army South headquarters March 8-10 to discuss mutual security interests. ...
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Gen. Mark Milley (left), the Chief of Staff of the Army, shakes hands with Colombian Gen. Alberto Mejia (right), the commander of the Colombian Army, during the 32nd Conference of American Armies transfer ceremony Feb. 2 in Washington, D.C.

U.S. assumes CAA responsibility from Colombia

With the transfer of colors and a handshake, the U.S. Army assumed authority of the Conference of the American Armies during a ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Feb. 2. ...
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Honduran Delegation observed some of the training capabilities and equipment from the CBRNuclear Enhance Response Force Package unit at Camp Santiago Joint Maneuver Training Center during their visit in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Jan. 27.

COPECO Commissioner of Honduras visits Puerto Rico National Guard and local Emergencies Response agencies

The Puerto Rico National Guard welcomed a Honduran military and civilian delegation Jan. 25-29 as part of the National Guard's State Partnership Program. ...
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During his opening remarks, Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn, Army South commanding general, urged participants to use the TAG conference as an opportunity to build relationship and collaborate on their SPP missions.

Army South hosts conference with state partners

More than 75 participants gathered at the Fort Sam Houston, Mission Training Complex, for an adjutant general conference including adjutants and assistant adjutants generals and command sergeants major representing 17 states; State Partnership Program directors; representatives from U.S. Southern Command, Air Force Command and Navy Command; 10 Army section chiefs stationed at partner nation countries; and U.S. Army South staff....
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Jose Gutierrez, civil affairs specialist with U.S. Army South, answers questions during a regional interagency professional development exchange conference conducted by Army South in San Salvador, El Salvador Dec. 5-10.

Partner nations join forces to combat transnational organized crime

Military and government agency representatives from Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and the United States gathered in San Salvador, El Salvador Dec. 5-10 during a regional interagency professional development exchange conference conducted by U.S. Army South....
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CPT Jason Mercado assists his son Diego as they try out his newly fitted recumbent trike, courtesy of the family's Go Fund Me page. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Jamelle Garner)

Wounded Warrior and Mini-Warrior Share More than Missing Limbs

A carefully planned act of kindness occurred Dec. 11, bringing a young boy and a U.S. Air Force veteran, who is a double amputee, together in a moment that was kismet. ...
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