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Adjutant General of Puerto Rico visits Republic of Honduras

The Adjutant General of Puerto Rico, Maj. Gen. Marta Carcana, made an official visit this month to the Republic of Honduras Aug. 29 through Sept. 2. ... Full story

U.S. Army South closes out Terrorism Awareness Month with Active Shooter exercise

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- As many Soldiers and civilians were pre-occupied closing out their last tasks before a four-day weekend, shots rang out in the hallway. At first distant, then closer and closer. In a matter of seconds, thoughts of weekend barbecues and trips to the beach were dashed and a new thought pulsated with each gunshot heard … How can I survive? ... Full story

Army South, partner nations wrap up PANAMAX 2016

U.S. Army South wrapped up Fuerzas Aliadas PANAMAX 2016, an annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational exercise focused on ensuring the security of the Panama Canal and the surrounding region Aug. 4 on Fort Sam Houston, Texas. ... Full story

PANAMAX exercise participants receive special visitors

For the past week, service members from all branches of the military in the U.S. and partner nations from the Western Hemisphere have been working side-by-side inside a catacomb of tents on a dusty field on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. In addition to continual exercise scenario injects that compelled teamwork like: recovering a downed F-16 pilot, dealing with a mass casualty event, countering enemy propaganda, fixing a destroyed bridge or finding solutions to infrastructure problems, exercise participants coped with physical challenges too. While those issues were solved notionally, others were reality. Communicating in multiple languages, long hours, fatigue, loud generators with intermittent air conditioning from the sweltering Texas summer, and using chemical toilets for bathroom breaks are just a few of the formidable features participants dealt with during the multi-national exercise. ... Full story

U.S. Army South Hosts Quarterly Prayer Luncheon

JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Army South Soldiers, Civilians and Family members gathered for a prayer luncheon at the Fort Sam Houston Golf Club, July 20. The command hosts a prayer luncheon each quarter, giving Army South family members of different faiths a chance to join together to gain strength from one another and experience the power of collective prayer. ... Full story

U.S. Ambassador to Panama Visits Army South

JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – The U.S. Ambassador to Panama, John D. Feeley, visited U.S. Army South headquarters July 19, for discussions that included an overview of the upcoming PANAMAX 2016 exercise scheduled to start July 25. ... Full story

Combat medic saves life of Honduran youth in Roatán

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras -- What started as a quiet afternoon spent enjoying off-duty time and celebrating the Fourth of July weekend in Roatán, Honduras took a sudden turn for one member of Joint Task Force-Bravo on July 2. ... Full story

Army researchers testing Zika vaccine

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) -- Doctors at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research who have developed a Zika vaccine that they've successfully tested on mice are now testing it on monkeys and hope to begin testing on humans later this year. ... Full story

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

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