Army South DCG-I conducts engagement with Jamaica Defence Force
October 26, 2021
Brig. Gen. Hernando Garzon, Army South deputy commanding general – interoperability, conducted a virtual key leader engagement Oct. 22 with Brig. Markland A. Lloyd, Jamaica Defence Force, Support Brigade commander. The leaders discussed logistical preparation and planning in a constrained environment, load planning for air, land, and sea transfers, and port opening as a result of a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief response.

State Partnership Program: Argentine Ambassador to the U.S. visits Georgia National Guard
October 20, 2021
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Samuel Roberts, right, commander of the Marietta-based 4th Civil Support Team, 201st Regional Support Group, Georgia Army National Guard, briefs Jorge Martín Arturo Argüello, left, the Argentine ambassador to the U.S., Oct. 19, 2021, at the unit’s headquarters at Clay National Guard Center in Marietta, Georgia. Roberts explained unit’s roles and capabilities as part of the Georgia National Guard. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Bryant Wine)

Chilean Army CG observes display of Strykers
October 19, 2021
U.S. Army South security cooperation personnel accompany Gen. Ricardo Martínez Menanteau, commander-in-chief of the Chilean Army as he visits with the Pennsylvania National Guard Oct. 15 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. to observe a static display of the Stryker Fighting Vehicle Interoperability allows our Soldiers and systems, and those of other countries, to operate in conjunction with each other, which is critical to bolstering an extended network of partnerships capable of decisively meeting shared challenges.

470th MI BDE member named U.S. Army Soldier of the Year
October 14, 2021
U.S. Army Spc. Justin Earnhart, 470th Military Intelligence Brigade, pulls security while wearing a joint service general purpose mask during an exercise in the Army Futures Command Best Warrior Competition on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, June 9 2021. The Best Warrior Competition evaluates a Soldier’s physical ability, tactical performance and knowledge of Army regulations. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Taeckens) (This photo was edited from its original version)

Border conference promotes security for neighboring countries in South America
October 8, 2021
Gen. Achilles Furlan Neto, commander of the Brazilian Army Amazon Military Command

U.S. Army South co-hosts second multilateral Border Security Conference in Manaus
October 4, 2021
U.S. Army South co-hosted the second multilateral Border Security Conference in Manaus, Brazil, Sept. 28-29 to improve border security cooperation between Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and the U.S.A. The Border Security Conference allows the sharing of good practices and lessons learned in dealing with issues related to border protection, observing the individualities of each country's defense policies and identifying opportunities for exchanges that improve understanding of challenges, opportunities and threats of the border region. The Western Hemisphere is our shared home, and only together will we realize the full potential of a safe and secure neighborhood.

Army South spouses laugh their way to stronger marriage
October 1, 2021
U.S. Army Chaplain, Army South Command Chaplain Col. Lawrence Dabeck, speaks at an Army Strong Bonds retreat in San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 26, 2021. The Strong Bonds program is offered by Army Chaplains with the full support of Commanding Officers with an aim to strengthen the relationship of married couples through a variety of different training seminars.

Army South G2 personnel conduct intelligence working group with Salvadoran military instructors
September 30, 2021
Stephen Cartwright, U.S. Army South Information Security (INFOSEC) manager, answers questions from El Salvadoran intelligence professionals regarding INFOSEC, at the Escuela Nacional de Inteligencia Militar in San Salvador, El Salvador, Sep. 21, 2021. U.S. Army South G2 personnel conducted a working group with El Salvadoran intelligence instructors Sept. 21-25 to enhance the readiness of El Salvadoran intelligence professionals, increase interoperability between the U.S. and Salvadoran armies and strengthen national partnerships. Defense partnerships with U.S. Army South are vital to security and prosperity in the hemisphere and to our collective ability to meet complex global challenges.

Army South bids farewell to partner nation liaison officer
September 24, 2021
Maj. Gen. William L. Thigpen, left, U.S. Army South commanding general, recognizes Colombian Army Col. Raul Medina Valenzuela, right, the Colombian liaison officer to U.S. Army South, at the U.S. Army South headquarters Sept. 24. During a farewell ceremony, Medina was recognized for many accomplishments, as well as for his leadership skills and mission focus, which greatly strengthened the relationship between the Colombian and U.S. armies. U.S. Army South is home to five partner nation liaison officers to include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru, to assist in the coordination of security cooperation activities and increase awareness of our partner nation armies' capabilities and strengths.

Army South hosts Brazilian Army leaders at JRTC
September 20, 2021
Lt. Gen. Gustavo Dutra, Brazil Army Chief of Land Force Preparation, receives a brief from Col. Mark Federovich, commander, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) on North Fort Polk ahead of the Rakkasans' air assault into the box. The Brazilian Army delegation visited the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., Sept. 16-19 to get an overview on training in preparation for bilateral training between the U.S. and Brazilian armies. These partnerships are vital to our security and prosperity in the hemisphere and to our collective ability to meet complex global threats and challenges.