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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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

Army South's 1-228th Aviation Regiment accomplishes deck landing qualifications

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras -- Flight crews from 1-228th Aviation Regiment conducted deck landing qualifications on the USS Rentz off the coast of Honduras, February 8-10. ... Full story

Colombian delegation visits top U.S. Army NCO institute

A senior leader delegation from Colombia’s Joint Sergeant Major Academy visited the Army’s premiere institution for the education of noncommissioned officers, the U. S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, Feb. 4-5. The group was led by Colombian’s sergeant major of the army, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Henry Dulce, himself a USASMA class 62 graduate. ... Full story

1-228th Aviation Regiment performs personnel, aircraft recovery exercise

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras -- The first sign of trouble appeared shortly after 1000 hours. It had been more than a half-hour since the last communication with Warrior Two, a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter conducting a routine training flight, and now those in Joint Task Force-Bravo's 1-228th Aviation Regiment operations center were beginning to fear the worst. Those fears were realized minutes later, when the operations center received an emergency transmission confirming the unthinkable: Aircraft down. ... Full story

U.S. Army South sponsors poster contest

U.S. Army South is sponsoring a poster contest through Feb. 28 for all members of Army South Headquarters and their family members. ... Full story

1-228th Aviation Regiment MEDEVAC saves life of Honduran infant

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras -- Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo's Medical Element (MEDEL) and 1-228th Aviation Regiment conducted a successful medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) to save the life of a six-week old infant in the Department of Gracias a Dios, Honduras, Dec. 3, 2013. ... Full story

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