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Beyond The Horizon Humanitarian Exercise Concludes

Brig. Gen. James P. Wong traveled to Guatemala City, Guatemala June 7-9, to formally close out the Beyond the Horizon Guatemala 2016 exercise. The exercise officially opened April 7, with operations to build schools and clinics in multiple rural locations. Arriving early, Wong personally visited several of the sites to assess the progress first-hand. ... Full story

Army South Leaders Trek to San Jacinto

On June 2, 23 Soldiers from the Army South Headquarters Battalion took part in a one-day staff ride that focused on Texas’ Independence and the Battle of San Jacinto. Staff rides are a professional development tool that expose Soldiers to the dynamics of battle, enlist critical analysis to understand what led to victory and defeat and consists of systematic preliminary study of a selected campaign. ... Full story

U.S. Army South completes Staff Talks with Brazilian army

Fort Sam Houston, TX – Following weeks of torrential rain in San Antonio, Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn, U.S. Army South commander, welcomed Lt. Gen. Joarez Alves Pereira Jr. Deputy Chief of Staff of the Brazilian army, to sunny Alamo City for the 32nd annual staff talks between the two nations’ armies. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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) ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

U.S. Army South opens inaugural army-to-army staff talks with Peru

Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn, the U.S. Army South commanding general, led a U.S. delegation to Lima, Peru for the opening ceremony of the inaugural bilateral army-to-army staff talks between the U.S. Army and the Peruvian Army Dec. 14. ... Full story

A Ranger’s Welcome Back to Colombia

History was made December 6, 2015 as retired Col. Ralph Puckett Jr. took a trip back in time some sixty-years to revisit Tolemaida, Colombia. Puckett returned to the place where he was charged, as then Capt. Puckett, to advise Colombians on the creation of their newly developed, elite, combat unit training school, Escuela de Lanceros, the school that has come to be known as the birthing ground for Colombian Lanceros. ... Full story

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