U.S., Chilean armies open virtual staff talks
November 16, 2020
Col. Andrew Rendon, U.S. Army South, and Col. Jorge Salinas, Chilean Army Liaison Officer, listens to opening remarks at the beginning of the U.S.-Chilean Army Staff Talks. 

The U.S. Army has engaged in annual bilateral staff talks with Chile since 2006, resulting in strengthened professional partnerships and increased interaction between the two armies.

JTF-Bravo commits to additional assistance
November 13, 2020
JTF-Bravo commits to additional assistance

Army South Strong Bonds training addresses COVID-19 stressors to military families
November 13, 2020
U.S. Army South Commanding General Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Walrath and his wife (left) encourage family members in attendance at the Strong Bonds couples training Nov. 7 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas. Strong Bonds is a chaplain-led program that assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening the Army family.

U.S., Colombia Armies begin PISAJ 14
November 10, 2020
Command Sgt. Maj. Trevor Walker, U.S. Army South command sergeant major, and General-de-Brigada Alcides Faria, Jr., U.S. Army South deputy commanding general, virtually take part in the PISAJ 14 opening ceremony, today at Army South Headquarters on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. PISAJ an acronym in Spanish for “Programa Integral Para Suboficiales de Alta Jerarquia.” A comprehensive Program for Senior NCOs. This is a U.S. Army South-hosted, semi-annual, engagement between the U.S. and Colombia armies; designed to increase capacity and regional collaboration. PISAJ 14 also included senior NCOs from Brazil and Mexico.

JTF-BRAVO RESCUES VICTIMS OF HURRICANE ETA
November 6, 2020
A U.S. Army South HH-60 Black Hawk helicopter assigned to the 1-228th Aviation Regiment, Joint Task Force-Bravo rescued victims of Hurricane Eta stranded in floodwaters following the effects of Hurricane Eta in Honduras, Nov. 5, 2020. JTF-B’s training and strategic location allows them to mobilize and respond to an emergency with very short notice, enabling them to rapidly respond to the needs of our partners. (Courtesy photo)

Planning in Crisis event allows ARSOUTH, multinational planners to prepare for PANAMAX
November 3, 2020
Military officers from Brazil, Colombia and Peru conduct mission analysis as part of the Planning in Crisis exercise Oct. 28 hosted by U.S. Army South and held at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Oct. 26-30. The exercise allowed partner nations from the Western Hemisphere to plan and develop an operation order with component commands in preparation for the U.S. Southern Command PANAMAX exercise.

PANAMAX is an annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored training exercise series with the objective of demonstrating the capability of participating nations to conduct coalition operations and is focused on ensuring the security of the Panama Canal and the surrounding region.

PANAMAX Planning in Crisis exercise begins
October 28, 2020
Military members from Brazil, Colombia and Peru take part in planning courses of action as part of the PANAMAX Planning in Crisis exercise held at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston. 
PANAMAX is an annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored training exercise series with the objective of demonstrating the capability of participating nations to conduct coalition operations and is focused on ensuring the security of the Panama Canal and the surrounding region.

Army South coordinates COVID-19 lessons learned exchange with Brooke Army Medical Center and Argentine Army
October 28, 2020
U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Yun, Deputy Commander for Medical Services, Brooke Army Medical Center, answers COVID-19 questions during a video teleconference with Argentine Army doctors, Oct. 21, 2020. Yun was part of a BAMC panel of medical professionals discussing lessons learned with a like panel of Argentine Army doctors to provide a compilation of best practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other health-related topics. (U.S. Army photo by Robert A. Whetstone)

36th annual U.S.-Brazil army-to-army staff talks secure readiness, friendship between two partners
October 26, 2020
Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Walrath (left), U.S. Army South commanding general, and General de Brigada Otávio Rodrigues de Miranda Filho, 5th deputy chief of staff for the Brazilian Army, sign documents to approve agreed-to-actions and a five year plan between the two armies to conclude the U.S., Brazil army-to-army staff talks at Army South headquarters, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Oct. 23.

The U.S. Army Staff Talks Program serves as a bilateral engagement for military discussion between respective armies. This year marks the 36th time the U.S. Army and the Brazilian Army have met for staff talks, a weeklong series of meetings that is instrumental in enhancing interoperability and cooperation between the two partners.

U.S. Army South begins 36th annual U.S., Brazil army-to-army staff talks
October 20, 2020
Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Walrath (right), commanding General, U.S. Army South, greets Brig. Gen. Otávio Rodrigues de Miranda Filho (left), 5th deputy chief of staff of the Brazilian Army and the head of delegation for Brazil during the U.S., Brazil army-to-army staff talks at Army South Headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Oct. 20.