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Virtual training system provides U.S. Army South Soldiers real world skills

Suited with a computer module backpack, helmet-mounted display, sensor tracker and instrumented weapon, a U.S. Army South Soldier leads his squad into a simulated enemy compound to search and destroy enemy targets during virtual dismounted Soldier training held March 5 at the Mission Training Complex, here. ... Full story

U.S. Army South plays a vital role in mass migration exercise

U.S. Army South commanded a migrant operations joint task force here Feb. 21-27 in support of the U.S. Southern Command-led Integrated Advance (IA) 2015 exercise. ... Full story

U.S. Army South Soldier draws on military experience to write novels

“I have been writing since fourth grade.” Capt. Frank Wacholtz, Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander, U.S. Army South, has more than 25 years of writing experience and is currently working on his fourth novel. ... Full story

Army South hosts National Guard State Partnership Program summit

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - The State Partnership Program has been successfully building relationships between the U.S. and countries all over the world for more than 20 years through humanitarian operations, disaster relief efforts, emergency response exercises and multi-echelon command and control exercises executed at the operational and tactical level. ... Full story

U.S. Army South fields Global Combat Support System-Army

Having the most advanced technology in today’s military is the cornerstone of strong and cohesive armed forces and the U.S. Army works relentlessly to use this technology to better serve Soldiers. ... Full story

U.S. Army South, SOUTHCOM join Colombian Sergeants Major Academy students in senior enlisted leaders visit

Approximately 40 senior enlisted leaders from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru visited Fort Benning, Ga., and Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 28 - Nov. 4 to meet with senior enlisted leaders from the U.S. military and discuss ways to fine-tune their armies’ senior enlisted and noncommissioned officers corps by participating in leadership development seminars. ... Full story

Army South hosts wheelchair basketball tournament

After a very intense and competitive championship game, the Center for the Intrepid/Warrior Transition Unit team came out on top against the 512 Geospatial Engineer Detachment Alpha team 21 - 11 during the U.S. Army South Wheelchair Basketball Tournament championship here Oct. 30. ... Full story

U.S., Uruguayan partners conduct medical subject matter expert exchange

At a remote military post just outside of Montevideo, Uruguay, a team of military service members, 40 strong, worked to provide urgent medical care to mock casualties strewn throughout an open field. ... Full story

Army South tests Water in a Box for future operations

U.S. military forces are heavily dependent on drinkable water during deployments which is very resource intensive and not always cost-effective. ... Full story

Texas Guard shares disaster lessons with Chileans

Natural disasters are a constant global threat, and response measures can vary wildly from nation to nation. The emergency preparedness communities of Chile and Texas are looking to bridge that gap in consequence management with long-term exchanges of best practices and training events. ... Full story

Army South hosts Sustainability and Contingency Bases III – Energy, Water, and Waste Conference

U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army South co-hosted the Sustainability and Contingency Bases III – Energy, Water, and Waste Conference in San Antonio Aug. 26 – 29 that brought together military and civilian engineers from the U.S. and five partner nations. ... Full story

SA Chamber of Commerce visits Army South, PANAMAX 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – More than 40 members of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce received a firsthand glimpse at the inner workings of U.S. Army South during a visit to its headquarters here Aug. 11. ... Full story

Brazilian USASMA grad embraces opportunity during multi-national exercise in U.S.

First Sgt. Luciano Rech, a Brazilian army soldier, was one of the participants taking part in the Fuerzas Aliadas-PANAMAX 2014 exercise here Aug. 7-15. ... Full story

PANAMAX unites 17 nations in effort to secure economic stability, regional peace

More than 500 military and civilian personnel from the U.S. and 16 partner nations came together Aug. 7-15 in San Antonio in an effort to protect one of the world’s most important, economic structures located nearly 2,600 miles away. ... Full story

Chilean visit to Fort Hood sets framework for intelligence sharing

U.S. Army South coordinated a visit for a Chilean army intelligence delegation to visit Fort Hood, Texas, July 28 – Aug. 8 during a military intelligence professional development exchange in combat intelligence operations at the tactical and operational level. ... Full story

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

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