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Southern Vanguard 24 officially begins
November 7, 2023
— 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 Gen. Luciano Ghuilherme, the Military Command Northern commander, officially declared the start of Southern Vanguard 24, the morning of Nov. 6, 2023...
Army South tests new T2C2 system
August 28, 2023
— U.S. Army South and 56th Signal Battalion Soldiers conducted a communications exercise to test the capabilities of the newly acquired transportable tactical command communications, or T2C2, system for the Army South contingency command post Aug. 21-23, 2023...
PHOTOS | Army South trains at JBSA-Camp Bullis
May 18, 2023
— U.S. Army South Soldiers conducted a variety of training during a staff exercise at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis May 9-11...
Conference of American Armies partner nation members visit Army South
April 19, 2023
— Information technology experts from partner nation members of the Conference of American Armies visited the U.S. Army South headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, March 20-24, 2023...
One Army South Soldier’s long journey to the Bataan Memorial Death March
April 11, 2023
— On a bitterly cold, desert morning at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, U.S. Army South Soldier, Sgt. Aaron Thomas, a geospatial plans and analysis team leader in the 512th Engineer Detachment, stood nervously on the starting line of the Bataan Memorial Death March on March 19, 2023...
Soldier reflects on family's generations of military service across all branches
March 29, 2023
— As she held a photo of her mom, Sgt. Deavyn Hurd — U.S. Army South secretary of general staff noncommissioned officer — reminisced about her life; her nine years of service in the U.S. Army and her family’s legacy of military service...
Brazilian army hosts initial planning conference for exercise Southern Vanguard 24
December 19, 2022
— Brazilian and U.S. Army Soldiers and civilian planners from U.S. Army South and the New York Army National Guard concluded the initial planning conference for exercise Southern Vanguard 24 held Dec 5-8, 2022...
Senior leader embraces behavioral health to overcome abuse, racism and trauma
October 24, 2022
— Sgt. Maj. Rafael Colon Hernandez, assistant chief of staff of medical at U.S. Army South, sat proudly in his office decorated with awards, coins and memorabilia from his more than 29 years of total service in the U.S. Army. Behind the pride of his honorable service, he reflected on countless moments of abuse, neglect, racism and combat-related trauma he had to overcome throughout his life...
U.S. Army South: A warrior's story of perseverance is never finished
September 26, 2022
— As she sat in her office reminiscing about her life journey to becoming a U.S. Army Soldier, Master Sgt. Kathryan Torres, U.S. Army South lead sexual assault response coordinator, shed a tear thinking about the recent passing of her father...
U.S. Army South showcases culture during National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration
September 19, 2022
— The smell of food, sounds of music and traditional dancing were on display as the Soldiers and civilians assigned to U.S. Army South officially kicked off National Hispanic Heritage Month on the morning of Sept. 16, 2022, with a celebration of culture in front of the headquarters building at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas...
ARSOUTH Soldier carries on mother's legacy
June 1, 2022
— It has been less than a year since Sgt. Ester White’s mom passed away. She credits her fellow Soldiers with helping her get through the difficult time by letting her know she was an integral part of the team...
CENTAM GUARDIAN exercise prepares Central American armies, first responders for disaster operations
May 24, 2022
— As part of Army South’s mission to respond and be ready in disaster situations, the command facilitated the first-ever CENTAM GUARDIAN exercise held May 1-20, to build readiness, resilience and confidence across the Central American region...
Army South kicks-off 7th annual Peru-U.S. Army-to-Army Staff Talks
May 16, 2022
— The 7th annual Peru-U.S. Army-to-Army Staff Talks seek to promote bilateral efforts in order to develop professional partnerships and increase interaction between partner nation armies...
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...
Army South coordinates cyber defense exchange with Argentine Army
May 12, 2022
— Personnel from U.S. Army South coordinated a three-day subject matter expert exchange with U.S. Army Cyber Command and the Argentine Army Cyber Defense Directorate to share best practices in cyber defense and build cyber program interoperability...
Army South CG presented Brazilian Order of Military Merit medal
April 29, 2022
— Maj. Gen. William L. Thigpen is presented with the Brazilian Order of Military Merit medal by the Minister General of the Brazilian Army Gen. Luis Carlos Gomes Mattos during the Brazilian Army Day, April 19, in Brasilia, Brazil, celebrating the Army's 374th birthday. The Order of Merit is the highest honorary distinction of the Brazilian Army...
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 hosts concept development conference for Exercise Southern Vanguard 2024
March 25, 2022
— A concept development conference for Exercise Southern Vanguard 2024 took place with Brazilian Army planners at U.S. Army South Headquarters March 7-9, 2022...
U.S., Brazilian Pathfinders cross paths again at Southern Vanguard 22
December 17, 2021
— As the sun set at the Agulhas Negras Military Academy in Resende, Brazil, Staff Sgt. Shayne Hayes readied his gear for another night in the elements. Hills, mountains, rivers and swamps surround him as he prepared for an early morning mock-raid of an urban town during Southern Vanguard 22, a combined air assault exercise with the U.S. and Brazilian armies...
Bilateral military exercise Southern Vanguard 22 begins in Brazil
December 7, 2021
— U.S. and Brazilian Army soldiers kicked off Southern Vanguard 22 during opening ceremonies in Lorena, Brazil Dec. 6...