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Women leaders discuss benefits of military service
March 7, 2023
— In celebration of Women's History Month, military leaders discussed the importance of recruiting and retaining the best and most competent personnel in the military. ...
PANAMAX provides opportunity to build coalition force efficiency
September 7, 2022
— Nations spanning across Latin America and the Caribbean sent members of their security forces to Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston to build and strengthen partnerships during a week-long training exercise in August...
Exercise PANAMAX 22 kicks off across the U.S.
August 8, 2022
— U.S. Army South is hosting a portion of PANAMAX 2022, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored multinational command post exercise aimed at reinforcing and enhancing the long-term security of the Panama Canal and the Western Hemisphere, through Aug. 12 at bases in Texas, Florida, Virginia and Arizona...
SOUTHCOM Commander: 'This Is Our Neighborhood'
July 25, 2022
— Americans often get wrapped up in East-West concerns, but U.S. Southern Command "is our neighborhood," said Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander, U.S. Southern Command — at the Aspen Security Forum held in Aspen, Colorado July 19-22...
Army South departs Honduras concluding deployment exercise
May 24, 2022
— U.S. Army South finished a contingency command post deployment exercise at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras May 19, to increase readiness for upcoming contingencies in the U.S. Southern Command’s area of operations...
Army South begins deployment exercise in Honduras
May 13, 2022
— U.S. Army South Soldiers arrived in Honduras May 12 for a nine-day deployment exercise with more than 60 Soldiers to set up a contingency command post in preparation for future forward operations in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility...
U.S. Army South seeks to increase integration with partner nations
April 7, 2022
— U.S. Army South held the Joint Synchronization Symposium at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston March 28-April 1 to synchronize and expand engagements to maintain or increase the U.S. presence in the Western Hemisphere...
Army South Contingency Command Post conducts deployment readiness exercise
September 17, 2021
— Army South personnel learned pallet loading and securing at Joint Base San Antonio-Kelly Field Annex Sept. 14 as part of the Army South Contingency Command Post during a level II deployment readiness exercise...
Army South hosts 2nd Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep for rotating Security Force Assistance Teams
September 7, 2021
— U.S. Army South hosted the second pre-deployment training seminar, Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep, at their headquarters Aug. 31-Sept. 1 to prepare teams assigned to the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade for future training and advising missions in Colombia, Honduras and Panama...
U.S., Chilean armies finalize 16th bilateral army-to-army staff talks
August 23, 2021
— U.S. Army South and the Chilean Army held virtual bilateral staff talks Aug. 19-20 to formally agree upon security cooperation activities from 2022-2024...
U.S. Army South welcomes new commanding general
July 7, 2021
— U.S. Army South conducted a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston on June 30. Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, presided over the ceremony in which Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Walrath relinquished command to Brig. Gen. William L. Thigpen...
Army South strengthens cooperation in Jamaica with humanitarian assistance, disaster relief response
May 11, 2021
— Brig. Gen. Alcides V. Faria, U.S. Army South deputy commanding general for interoperability, represented the U.S. Army and conducted a walk-through of the second field hospital donated to Jamaica by the U.S. through U.S. Southern Command...
Mobile paint simulator helps expand training to partner nation students
May 11, 2021
— With just a few clicks, a spray gun and virtual reality goggles, instructors at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland are using new software to teach proper painting techniques – in the classroom here and across partner nation countries – without wasting a drop of paint...
Army South Soldiers return from Central America hurricane humanitarian assistance deployment
December 5, 2020
— With two major hurricanes hitting the Central and South American region less than two weeks apart from each other, nations in the area were dealing with the devastation of a humanitarian crisis. U.S. Southern Command immediately coordinated disaster relief efforts, pushing elements from U.S. Army South to support Joint Task Force-Bravo in responding to the emergency in the aftermath of Hurricanes Eta and Iota. ...
ARSOUTH, multinational planners prepare for PANAMAX with Planning in Crisis event
November 4, 2020
— On the road leading up to PANAMAX, the major capstone training exercise for U.S. Army South, military officers from Brazil, Colombia and Peru arrived to Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston to take part in the Multinational Forces South Planning in Crisis event Oct. 26-30...
U.S. Army South hosts first Joint Armies Military Proficiency Competition
February 13, 2020
— A Peruvian officer competed alongside Soldiers and Airmen from Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and JBSA-Lackland, as U.S. Army South hosted the first Joint Armies Military Proficiency Competition Feb. 7-8...
U.S. Army South conducts multinational humanitarian assistance/disaster relief exercise in Dominican Republic
May 17, 2019
— More than 300 military forces and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief personnel gathered for the opening ceremony for Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias, or FA-HUM, May 6 at the Ministry of Defense in Santo Domingo...
U.S. Army South welcomes SOUTHCOM commander
January 16, 2019
— Members of U.S. Army South welcomed Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command and his delegation to the Army South Headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston from Jan. 9-11. The purpose of the visit was to allow Faller to share his vision and command philosophy...
'Beyond the Horizon' exercise strengthening partnership with El Salvador
June 26, 2018
— Some 1,800 Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force Hope are providing humanitarian assistance as part of their training during the Beyond the Horizon exercise in La Paz, El Salvador. The U.S. Army South-led mission began May 12 and runs through Aug. 4, and includes Soldiers from all components, Air Force and Marine service members, Salvadoran soldiers and personnel from non-governmental organizations...
Belize Defence Force hosts energy and water conservation policy conference
May 17, 2018
— The Belize Defence Force hosted an Energy and Water Conservation Policy Subject Matter Expert Exchange in Belize City May 8-10, bringing together Soldiers from the Louisiana National Guard and master planners from the U.S. Corps of Engineers. U.S. Army South was the lead executive agent of this U.S. Southern Command-sponsored professional military exchange. ...