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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

U.S. Army South welcomes new commanding general

Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn assumed command of U.S. Army South from Maj. Gen. Joseph P. DiSalvo during a change-of-command ceremony June 4 in front of Army South headquarters on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. ... Full story

Regional humanitarian exercise provides real-world training opportunity

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – In an effort to provide engineering and medical assistance to the citizens of El Salvador, Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, along with partner nation counterparts, are participating in the U.S. Army South-led Beyond the Horizon here, March through June 2015. ... Full story

U.S. Army South hosts Best Warrior Competition

CAMP BULLIS, Texas – From taking the Army physical fitness test to completing 24 warrior tasks, 32 Soldiers and noncommissoned officers competed to earn the titles of Soldier and NCO of the Year for their respective units during the 2015 Joint Base San Antonio Best Warrior Competition here, May 4-8. ... Full story

Army South hosts U.S.-Colombia Bilateral Army Staff Talks Executive Meeting

Senior leaders from U.S. Army South and the Colombian army signed an engagement plan during the U.S.-Colombia Bilateral Army Staff Talks Executive Meeting at the Army South headquarters April 28 – May 1. ... Full story

Beyond the Horizon ushers in new era for next generation of Salvadorans

ESTANZUELAS, El Salvador – With two shovels full of gravel and dirt, the ceremonial beginning of a three-month humanitarian project involving six countries and nearly 2,000 military and non-government organization personnel began April 9 in Estanzeulas, El Salvador. ... Full story

Army South Engineers focus on professional development

The U.S. Army is an advocate of continuous professional development in order for Soldiers to progress in their military career and to be successful after they leave the military. ... Full story

U.S. Army South hosts Central America Regional Leaders Conference

Seven senior Partner Nation leaders from Central America and the Dominican Republic came together at U.S. Army South headquarters March 16-19 to discuss mutual security interests. ... Full story

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

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