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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

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

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