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Army South hosts TRADEWINDS 2024 Scenario Development Conference
Army South hosts TRADEWINDS 2024 Scenario Development Conference

San Antonio, TX – Planners from across the region concluded the TRADEWINDS 2024 Scenario Development Conference (SDC) held here, Dec. 5-7. The three-day planning conference included military planners from the United States, Barbados, and Canada, and interagency partners from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), and Regional Security System (RSS) Department of Defense. …

U.S. Army Gen. Andrew A. Poppas, U.S. Army Forces Command Commanding General and senior U.S. Army representative at this year’s Conference of American Armies Commanders Conference is acknowledged on stage alongside attending member armies’ senior commanders during the opening ceremony of the conference held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Nov. 6, 2023. This conference marked the end of the 35th Cycle which was led by the Brazilian army and marked the start of the 36th Cycle which will be led by the Mexican army over the next two years. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alan Brutus) (Sgt. 1st Class Alan Brutus)
Western Hemisphere armies gather in Brazil for Commanders Conference
By Sgt. 1st Class Alan Brutus | Nov. 8, 2023
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Senior army leaders from 21 Western Hemisphere nations gathered in the coastal city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2023 Conference of American Armies (CAA) Commanders Conference beginning on Nov.

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade, 7th Group Special Forces and Brazilian army soldiers assigned to 52nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Brigade participate in the closing ceremony of Exercise Southern Vanguard 24 in Oiapoque, Brazil, Nov. 16, 2023. Southern Vanguard, an annual bilateral exercise which rotates between partner nations in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility, is designed to enhance partner interoperability between the U.S. and partner nation forces. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua Taeckens)
Exercise Complete, Partnership Continues: Closing ceremony marks the end of SV24
By Staff Sgt. ShaTyra Reed-Cox | Nov. 16, 2023
As the final salute echoed through the air, the closing ceremony of Southern Vanguard 24 signified a note of triumph and unity. After almost three weeks of training, the U.S. and Brazil armies stood together one final time in...

U.S. and Brazilian Armies conducts field artillery training with a 105mm Howitzer in Ferreira Gomes, Brazil, on Nov. 12, 2023. The two armies trained together for the first time during exercise Southern Vanguard 24 as part of our enduring promise in partnership and to enhance Army interoperability and shared capabilities. (Courtesy photo)
U.S. Army and Brazilian FA units train together at SV24
By Sgt. Jordan Sutton | Nov. 16, 2023
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the New York Army National Guard and the Brazilian Army field artillery unit trained together for the first...

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Dixon, assigned to the 56th Signal Battalion, Army South, trains Brazilian soldiers on the 117-G TACSAT radio at Southern Vanguard 24 in Macapa, Brazil, Nov. 10, 2023. Southern Vanguard 24 is an annual bilateral exercise designed to enhance partner interoperability between participating U.S., and Brazil. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Pietrantoni)
56th SIG BN make communication in the jungle possible at SV24
By Staff Sgt. ShaTyra Reed-Cox | Nov. 16, 2023
In the beginning of November, Staff Sgt. David Dixon and Sgt. Christopher Broomfield, signal operations support specialists, arrived in Brazil, for one reason and one reason only: keep military communications flowing in the...

Spc. Joshua Taeckens, a public affairs mass communications specialist assigned to U.S. Army South, covers U.S. Army Soldiers during Brazilian Army jungle familarization training in Belem, Brazil, on Nov. 3, 2023. During jungle familiarization, Taeckens reconnected with one of his drill sergeants from basic combat training.

 (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Tifani Summers)
ARSOUTH Soldier and Drill Sergeant reunited
By Staff Sgt. Jonathan Pietrantoni | Nov. 16, 2023
Soldiers that graduate from Army basic combat training typically don’t want to see their drill sergeants after going through a rigorous 10-week training, but that wasn’t the case for Spc. Joshua Taeckens who bumped into his...

Rex Johnson, an electronic engineer for U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM), demonstrates the radio interoperability capability- universal (RIC-U) to a group of Brazilian soldiers at Southern Vanguard 24 in Macapa, Brazil, Nov. 07, 2023. Southern Vanguard 24 is an annual bilateral exercise designed to enhance partner interoperability between participating U.S., and Brazil. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Pietrantoni)
Bridging the Communications Gap: Soldiers tests RIC-U at SV24
By Staff Sgt. ShaTyra Reed-Cox | Nov. 16, 2023
In support of the Army’s priority “Engineering Support to Readiness,” U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) developed the Radio Interoperability Capability – Universal (RIC-U) voice bridge that allows...

Soldiers participating in Southern Vanguard 24 (SV24) take advantage of laundry services coordinated by the 410th Contracting Support Brigade in Macapa, Brazil, on Nov. 6, 2023. The 410th CSB provided critical contracting support to the U.S. Army Soldiers who are training alongside their Brazilian Army counterparts during SV24, annual bilateral exercise designed to enhance partner interoperability between participating U.S. and partner nation forces.

(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. ShaTyra Cox)
410th CSB provide contracting support for SV24
By Staff Sgt. ShaTyra Reed-Cox | Nov. 16, 2023
For Southern Vanguard 24 (SV24), these highly skilled genies are the acquisition, logistics, and technology (AL&T) contracting noncommissioned officers (NCO) of the 410th Contracting Support Brigade...

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and 1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade conduct jungle movement and transportation methods during the academics portion of Southern Vanguard 24 in Belem, Brazil, Nov. 3, 2023. The Soldiers will use the jungle survival skills during a field training exercise in the Amazon Jungle during Southern Vanguard 24, an annual bilateral exercise which rotates between partner nations in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility, and is designed to enhance partner interoperability between the U.S. and partner nation forces. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Tifani Summers)
101st ABN completes jungle survival training
By Staff Sgt. ShaTyra Reed-Cox | Nov. 16, 2023
Approximately 100 Soldiers mainly assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) completed jungle survival and combat training, Nov. 1-4, 2023...

New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Isabel Smith (center), Director, Joint Staff, New York National Guard, stands amongst Brazilian Army officers during the opening ceremony for Exercise Southern Vanguard 24 in Macapa, Brazil, on Nov. 6, 2023. Exercise Southern Vanguard 24 is designed for U.S. Army Soldiers to conduct pre-deployment activities, deploy and conduct air assault operations while enhancing interoperability with Brazilian army forces.
Southern Vanguard 24 officially begins
By Staff Sgt. ShaTyra Reed-Cox | Nov. 8, 2023
MACAPA, Brazil — Standing under the beaming Brazilian sun, Soldiers assigned Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) stood at close interval in formation as Brazilian Army

Mexican-American officer overcomes challenges and tragedy
Mexican-American officer overcomes challenges and tragedy
By Spc. Joshua Taeckens | Sept. 20, 2023
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Capt. Elizabeth Dupont, U.S. Army South G3/5 planning officer, has battled her whole life for what she wanted: her athleticism, her education and her military service. But all
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