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Geospatial unit provides key information to U.S. Army South

A unique engineering unit in U.S. Army South here provides geospatial support by collecting, analyzing, managing and disseminating real-time information using satellite imagery throughout Central and South America, Nov. 12. ... Full story

Army South committed to supervisor development

At U.S. Army South, the Department of the Army civilian employees and military personnel work together every day to accomplish the mission. However, the rules and regulations for civilian and military personnel are very different and supervisors must know what to do when it comes to civilians. ... Full story

SAMMC Docs focus on healing hands and arms in Honduras

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - The Hippocratic Oath is viewed as a rite of passage for physicians. It is not unique to U.S. doctors, but familiar to all in the profession. As medical practitioners from the San Antonio Military Medical Center traveled to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to conduct an orthopedic medical readiness exercise (MEDRETE), Sept. 16-30, a specific element of that oath was on the forefront of their minds. ... Full story

U.S. Army South Family Shares Story of Hope

Twenty-one months ago, Michelle Kirlew was given three-months to live. Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer December 19, 2013, it wasn’t until January 2014 that she received the news the disease had spread to major organs within her body, including her liver, pancreas and bloodstream, making her officially in stage four of dealing with a deadly disease. ... Full story

Colombian Staff Talks present opportunities to build lasting relationships

On Sept. 21, a small delegation of U.S. Army South colonels and lieutenant colonels representing 10 directorates within the organization, traveled to Bogota, Colombia to engage in the seventh-annual staff talks steering committee. ... Full story

Colombian army hosts international aviation conference

More than thirty countries and militaries participated in the three-day International Aviation Conference of the Armies, September 22-24 held in Bogota, Colombia. The Colombian Army hosted the event in downtown Bogota as they celebrate twenty-years of Colombian aviation assets in their military. ... Full story

Army South reintegration teams work with U.S. Army SERE school grads, families

In the movies, kidnap victims or prisoners of war often come home to parades and marching bands as large crowds cheer the returnee emerging from the airplane and waving to the masses. ... Full story

Highlighting Hispanic Americans in Army South

Mely Childs, a first-generation Hispanic American immigrant who works at U.S. Army South headquarters, came to the United States of America in 2006 with her mother and younger brother from Mexico hoping for a better life. At the time, Childs, her married name, did not speak english, which she said was “the biggest challenge I had to overcome.” ... Full story

Training to Build Stronger Marriages

Twenty U.S. Army South couples took the opportunity to reconnect with their spouses during a recent unit-sponsored Strong Bonds event held by Chaplain (Col.) Joseph Melvin, Army South Command chaplain and his team Sept. 18-19. ... Full story

Behavioral health care to prevent suicide

“Take Action” is the theme for this year’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month encouraging everyone to intervene and help their battle buddies receive the right help at the first sign of suicidal thought. ... Full story

Civil-Military relations to strengthen U.S. Army South and Chile’s bond

More than 100 participants from the military and government of Chile, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and U.S. Army including members of U.S. Army South gathered in Santiago, Chile, to conduct a Civil-Military Relations Professional Development Exchange seminar. ... Full story

Former Commanders return to Army South to discuss lessons learned, future of command

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – It’s not unusual for a military command to draw inspiration from its history. U.S. Army South recently had the opportunity and privilege to draw from more than 250 years of collective military service when it hosted its first former commanders’ conference Aug. 10 at its headquarters on Fort Sam Houston, Texas. ... Full story

Army South's Headquarters Support Company cranks up the heat

The U.S. Army has a number of recruiting commercials designed to instill a warrior spirit in the American public. From jumping out of airplanes to fast roping from a Blackhawk helicopter to patrolling a thick jungle, young men and women are shown at the tip of the spear standing ready to defend our nation against aggressors. ... Full story

Army South headquarters conducts active shooter exercise

Antiterrorism training is the Army’s “Antiterrorism Awareness” theme for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 that focuses on training Soldiers and civilians to protect themselves and their battle buddies from any terrorist attacks including an active shooter situation. ... Full story

Make-A-Wish recipient reunites with Army General Years later

It was more than 10 years ago when nine-year-old Evan Schneider was granted his wish as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to become an Army Ranger. Schneider was diagnosed with a heart defect before birth and had a heart transplant when he was just four weeks old. ... Full story

PANAMAX 15 exercise brings nations together

Sixteen countries from around the globe joined together to participate in Fuerzas Aliadas PANAMAX 15 which focused on ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal. ... Full story

The Art of Building and Loading a Pallet

Building and loading a pallet might seem a rudimentary skill, but a group of 20 U.S. Army South Soldiers learned it’s more complex and requires more proficiency to prepare mass quantities of supplies to move during air cargo lifts. ... Full story

U.S. Army South completes ninth 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 13-16 in San Salvador, El Salvador, 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, partner armies work together to develop enlisted leaders

FORT BENNING, Ga. - More than 20 senior enlisted leaders from Brazil and Colombia visited Fort Benning, Ga., and Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 14 – 25 to discuss increasing the development of their noncommissioned officer corps with senior enlisted leaders from the U.S. military. ... Full story

Convoy simulator boosts Soldiers’ skills

While sitting in stationary Humvees at Camp Bullis’ Virtual Combat Training Center, U.S. Army South Soldiers went through computer generated convoy battlefield operation scenarios where they had to travel from one base to another in a simulated convoy and react to enemy attacks. ... Full story

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