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U.S. assumes CAA responsibility from Colombia

With the transfer of colors and a handshake, the U.S. Army assumed authority of the Conference of the American Armies during a ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Feb. 2. ... Full story

COPECO Commissioner of Honduras visits Puerto Rico National Guard and local Emergencies Response agencies

The Puerto Rico National Guard welcomed a Honduran military and civilian delegation Jan. 25-29 as part of the National Guard's State Partnership Program. ... Full story

Army South hosts conference with state partners

More than 75 participants gathered at the Fort Sam Houston, Mission Training Complex, for an adjutant general conference including adjutants and assistant adjutants generals and command sergeants major representing 17 states; State Partnership Program directors; representatives from U.S. Southern Command, Air Force Command and Navy Command; 10 Army section chiefs stationed at partner nation countries; and U.S. Army South staff. ... Full story

Partner nations join forces to combat transnational organized crime

Military and government agency representatives from Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and the United States gathered in San Salvador, El Salvador Dec. 5-10 during a regional interagency professional development exchange conference conducted by U.S. Army South. ... Full story

Wounded Warrior and Mini-Warrior Share More than Missing Limbs

A carefully planned act of kindness occurred Dec. 11, bringing a young boy and a U.S. Air Force veteran, who is a double amputee, together in a moment that was kismet. ... Full story

U.S. Army South opens inaugural army-to-army staff talks with Peru

Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn, the U.S. Army South commanding general, led a U.S. delegation to Lima, Peru for the opening ceremony of the inaugural bilateral army-to-army staff talks between the U.S. Army and the Peruvian Army Dec. 14. ... Full story

A Ranger’s Welcome Back to Colombia

History was made December 6, 2015 as retired Col. Ralph Puckett Jr. took a trip back in time some sixty-years to revisit Tolemaida, Colombia. Puckett returned to the place where he was charged, as then Capt. Puckett, to advise Colombians on the creation of their newly developed, elite, combat unit training school, Escuela de Lanceros, the school that has come to be known as the birthing ground for Colombian Lanceros. ... Full story

Regional Leaders Conference - Working Group

Army South and the Central America Security Cooperation Officers conducted a Regional Leaders Conference - Working Group at Fort Sam Houston from 07-11 December 2015. ... Full story

Former drill sergeants live by the creed

The first lines of the Drill Sergeant Creed states “I am a Drill Sergeant. I will assist each individual in their efforts to become a highly motivated, well disciplined, physically and mentally fit Soldier, capable of defeating any enemy on today's modern battlefield.” ... Full story

Senior warrant officer advisor to the Army staff visit Army South

This past summer on July 9th, the United States Warrant Officers celebrated their 97th birthday. After nearly 100 years of Warrant Officers’ dedicated service to this grateful nation the Chief of Staff of the Army appointed Chief Warrant Officer 5 David Williams as the first Army senior chief warrant officer advisor “single voice” to the Army staff. ... Full story

U.S. supports Honduran troop rotation

Flying low through the mountains and over the plains of Honduras, it's easy for one to get lost in the emerald beauty as it slips by without a thought as to the conflicts that lay below. ... Full story

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

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