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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.
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)
Gen. Achilles Furlan Neto, commander of the Brazilian Army Amazon Military Command
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Army South personnel learn pallet loading and securing at Kelly Air Force Base Sept. 14 as part of the Army South Contingency Command Post during a level II deployment readiness exercise. At any time, an incident could occur in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility, which requires the deployment of the ARSOUTH CCP to provide a command and control node or to form the nucleus of a joint task force when directed. Readiness is Army South’s first priority – ensuring that our Soldiers have the tools and training they need to be lethal and ready to fight and win when called upon in support of global operations.
Army South and Peruvian Army staff planners meet in Lima, Peru, to identify training and bilateral exercise opportunities between the two armies Sept.13, 2021. Partnering with Army South means all are united in our shared responsibility as defenders of the Inter-American values which include, freedom, human rights, adherence to the rule of law, and a commitment to peace and security for our citizens.
Maj. Gen. William L. Thigpen command photo
Leaders from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, left, listen to Maj. Gen. William L. Thigpen, right, the U.S. Army South commanding general, during Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep II at the U.S. Army South Headquarters Sept. 1. Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep is an Army South-led academics program that increases regional awareness, outlines and explains policy guidance, and highlights lessons learned from previous Security Force Assistance activities for rotating SFA teams. As the Joint Forces Land Component Command for U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army South serves as the higher headquarters for the Security Force Assistance teams in the USSOUTHCOM area of responsibility, as they use their unique set of skills, experience and advanced technology to train and advise partner nations in the region.
U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division Soldiers, alongside their Chilean Army partners, cross-country ski during Exercise Southern Vanguard 2021 (SV21) near Portillo Lake Portillo, Chile, Aug. 24, 2021. Developed by U.S. Army South, SV21 is a two-week combined high altitude, cold weather training exercise between U.S. and Chilean army forces to increase collaboration, enhance interoperability, and assist in building partner nation capacity. (U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Joshua Taeckens)
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - U.S. Agency for International Development and Haitian volunteers load materials onto a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter assigned to the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, Joint Task Force-Bravo at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, August 19, 2021. The region was affected by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake and JTF-Bravo deployed assets and personnel to conduct heavy lift transportation of critical and lifesaving supplies into affected areas in Port-au-Prince, Les Cayes, and Annete. (Photo by Tech Sgt Marleah Cabano)
HAITI - Medical volunteers and aircrew with the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, Joint Task Force-Bravo, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, unload patients from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a medical evacuation mission at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Aug. 24, 2021. At the request of U.S. Southern Command, service members deployed to support relief efforts for the people of Haiti after the nation was hit by an earthquake, Aug. 14. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Marleah Cabano)
U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division Soldiers, alongside their Chilean Army partners, cross-country ski during Exercise Southern Vanguard 2021 (SV21) near Portillo Lake Portillo, Chile, Aug. 24, 2021. Developed by U.S. Army South, SV21 is a two-week combined high altitude, cold weather training exercise between U.S. and Chilean army forces to increase collaboration, enhance interoperability, and assist in building partner nation capacity. (U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Joshua Taeckens)
U.S. Army medics assigned to 2nd battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and a Colombian army combat medic conduct medical rehearsals in preparation for a combined airborne exercise July 24, 2021, at Tolemaida Air Base, Colombia. The U.S. Army and Colombia joint military carried out a Dynamic Force Employment airborne exercise, also known as Exercise Hidra II, involving jungle and water survival training, multiple airborne jumps and a field training exercise. (Photo by Pfc. Joshua Taeckens)
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, and Chilean army soldiers assigned to 3rd Mountain Division, conduct a mock-rescue operation in Portillo, Chile Aug. 27, 2021. Soldiers learned the basics of cold weather, mountain warfare including survival, movement and combat fundamentals as part of the Southern Vanguard 2021 exercise between U.S. and Chilean soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Joshua Taeckens)
U.S. Army South hosted the second annual Central American Working Group (CENTAM WG) with army staff leaders from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras as part of a virtual event Aug. 23-27 to continue to seek training opportunities between the four armies.
Col. Jorge A. Arredondo assumed command of the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade during a ceremony Aug. 27 at the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.