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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

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

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