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U.S., Central American military leaders reaffirm their commitment to regional security, partnership
U.S., Central American military leaders reaffirm their commitment to regional security, partnership

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – U.S. and Central American military leaders gathered in El Salvador, May 21, to reaffirm their shared commitment to regional security and to renew partner-nation engagement and training opportunities for the upcoming years. The multinational forum, hosted by U.S. Army South, served as the 19th edition of the U.S.-El Salvador army-to-army staff talks and the fifth Central American (CENTAM) Working Group, which was designed to enhance interoperability amongst American, Salvadoran, Guatemalan, and Honduran armies.…

Peruvian Army Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Orestes Martin Vargas Ortiz, and U.S. Army South Commanding General Maj. Gen. Wiliam L. Thigpen sign 46 agreed-to actions for the 10th Annual U.S. -Peru Army Staff talks, May 9, 2024 at U.S. Army South Headquarters, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The U.S. Army Staff Talks program serves as a bilateral forum for strategic-level discussion between respective armies to develop professional partnerships and increase interaction between partner nation armies.
10th annual U.S.-Peru Army Staff Talks synchronize future engagements, promote continuous transformation
By Maj. Nadine Wiley De Moura | May 9, 2024
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Army South hosted the 10th annual Peru-U.S. Army Staff Talks, May 9, at U.S. Army South Headquarters where delegations from both armies reviewed 46 agreed-to-actions that outline future

Service members from participating militaries and organizations stand in formation at the opening ceremony of TRADEWINDS 24 (TW24) at Paragon Base, Barbados, May 4, 2024. TW24 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, regionally oriented annual exercise and is part of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s Large Scale Global Exercise 24, a series of all-domain military exercises executed alongside Allies and partners around the globe.
U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South Begin TRADEWINDS 24 alongside Barbados Defence Force, U.S. Army South, Caribbean Allies and Partners
By Sgt. Gabriel Groseclose-Durand | May 7, 2024
The U.S. Marine Corps sent Company A, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, and a reconnaissance detachment from 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, both from 4th Marine Division, alongside a Civil Affairs detachment from 4th Civil

The flags of 26 nations were ceremoniously unfurled at Paragon Army Base, marking the official commencement of TRADEWINDS 24 in Barbados on May 4, 2024.
TRADEWINDS 24 begins with opening ceremony
By Staff Sgt. ShaTyra Reed-Cox | May 4, 2024
BARBADOS — The flags of 26 nations were ceremoniously unfurled at Paragon Army Base, marking the official commencement of TRADEWINDS 24 in Barbados on May 4, 2024.As they fluttered in the breeze, they created a vibrant

Maj. Gen. William L. Thigpen, U.S. Army South commanding general, addresses joint force and multinational planners during the Multinational Forces-South Planning in Crisis conference, April 22, at the Estancia del Norte San Antonio Hotel.
US Army South, joint force and multinational planners prepare for Exercise PANAMAX 2024 with crisis planning conference
By Sgt. 1st Class Iman Broady-Chin | April 30, 2024
U.S. Army South hosted Joint Force planners and military representatives from five South American countries for a crisis planning conference at the Estancia del Norte San Antonio Hotel, April 22-26, in preparation for

Staff Sgt. Carlie Stonebraker stands with her children and father, retired Senior Master Sgt. Royce Cook, at a Christmas event in Fredericksburg, Texas, December 2019.  Stonebraker followed in her father’s footsteps and committed to a career of service through the U.S military.
From Military Child to Soldier: My Personal Journey
By Staff Sgt. Carlie Stonebraker | April 23, 2024
As I sit here, going on year six of my military career, I reflect on my choice to enlist into the world’s best and greatest military. I reflect on my “why.” Why did I decide that after having two children, I NEEDED to enlist?

From top left, retired Col. Paul Rusinko, Emma Rusinko, Chris Rusinko, and Pam Rusinko pose for a family photo.

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Engineer officer follows in her father’s footsteps
By Staff Sgt. ShaTyra Reed-Cox | April 17, 2024
Some people join the military to serve their country, make a difference, and earn educational benefits. For Maj. Pam Rusinko, however, the decision was deeply personal—it was about following in her father's footsteps and

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Cathy Alston, Women’s Peace and Security lead for Southern Fenix 2024 shakes hands with Commander in Chief of the 6th Division of the Chilean Army, Brig. Gen. Ruben Castillo Herrera on the opening day of the mid-planning conference, April 1, 2024 in Iquique, Chile. Southern Fenix 24 (SF24) is a bi-lateral exercise between the U.S. Army and the Chilean Army (CHLAR) in Iquique, Chile. This will be the first U.S. Army-led exercise where the U.S. Army M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) platform is deployed to the United States Southern Command area of operation and piloting new warfighting concepts in partnership with Chile.
Chilean and US Armies set stage for inaugural exercise Southern Fenix 2024
By Maj. Nadine Wiley De Moura | April 11, 2024
IQUIQUE, Chile -- Chilean and U.S. Army Soldiers, along with civilian planners from U.S. Army South, 11th Airborne Division, 75th Field Artillery Brigade, 1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade and Texas Army National Guard

Third generation Soldier shares her inspiration to serve
Third generation Soldier shares her inspiration to serve
By Sgt. Dawn Montalvo | March 12, 2024
If I had to encapsulate my advice to those women who are thinking of joining the U.S. Army, it would be to create your own legacy. Appreciate the past, learn from the present, and embrace the future. It is a balance between

Retired Col. Peter Malik, speaks about his time as the commander of the Special Troops Battalion, and explains why this prototype flag means alot to him and why he is returning it to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion at U.S. Army South. Malik designed this guidon in 2007 for the STB, HHBN, U.S. Army South. This prototype guidon will be displayed in the HHBN Command Suite.
Prototype guidon returns to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, Army South
By Staff Sgt. Carlie Stonebraker | March 7, 2024
U.S. Army South Soldiers, Civilians, friends, and Family gather to witness retired Col. Peter Malik, a former commander of Special Troops Battalion, U.S. Army South, return a piece of history: the prototype guidon he designed

March is Women’s History Month. This year’s theme,
Women's History Month 2024
By Staff Sgt. ShaTyra Reed-Cox | March 1, 2024
March is Women’s History Month. As the month unfolds, we once again embrace this time to commemorate the unforgettable contributions and remarkable achievements of women throughout history.This year’s theme, "Women Who Have
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