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Beyond The Horizon 2017: New clinic in Belize lays foundation for future
June 19, 2017
Completion of the new building at the Ladyville Health Clinic is officially marked at the ribbon-cutting ceremony June 9 in Ladyville, Belize. Shown cutting the ribbon (from left): Chief Warrant Officer 3 Herminio Romero, site project manager and member of the 448th Engineer Battalion from Puerto Rico; Col. John Simma, Beyond the Horizon 2017 Task Force Jaguar commander; Adrienne Galanek, Chargé d’Affaires for the U.S. Embassy Belize; Ramon Figueroa, CEO of the Belize Ministry of Health; Lance Cpl. Gladden of the Belize Defence Force and Lt. Col. Robert Ramsey, Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché for the U.S. Embassy. Construction was accomplished during Beyond the Horizon 2017, a collaborative training event between U.S. Army South, the Belize Defence Force, other Central American nations and local and international NGOs, providing medical and engineering services throughout Belize.

Military leaders spur on Soldiers at Army Birthday Run
June 9, 2017
Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn (left), commanding general, U.S. Army South, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, congratulates runners after the U.S. Army Birthday Run at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston June 4.

Army South Partners With Local Elementary School
June 2, 2017
Sgt. Bryant McLean, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army South, assists a student into a M1089 wrecker vehicle, during Booker T. Washington Elementary School’s Career Day May 26.  Soldiers allowed the students to sit in the vehicles and honk the horn, to give them an idea of what it is like to be a U.S. Soldier.  The school and unit are partnered through the Adopt-a-School program.

Florida International University nursing students help out at Beyond the Horizon 2017
May 31, 2017
Herlly Camacho, a Masters of Nursing student of Florida International University, administers eye drops to a patient in San Ignacio, Belize, May 11, during a medical readiness training event hosted by the U.S. Army field training exercise Beyond the Horizon 2017. Camacho and three of her classmates and one of her clinical professors from FIU volunteered to assist U.S. Army medical personnel administer free healthcare, as a means of broadening their horizons. BTH 2017 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, Army South-led exercise designed to provide humanitarian and engineering services to communities in need, demonstrating U.S. support for Belize.

U.S. Army veterinarians visit Colombian military working dog breeding kennels
May 26, 2017
A Colombian military working dog handler and trainer briefs Lt. Col. Douglas Owens (black shirt), U.S. Army Medical Center & School Animal Medicine Branch chief, and Lt. Col. Troy Creason, (far right), U.S. Army South veterinarian, about demining training conducted in Tolemaida, Colombia, just before performing a demonstration.

Army South designates new Command Senior Warrant Officer Advisor
May 3, 2017
Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn, U.S. Army South commanding general, presents Chief Warrant Officer 5 Martina Robles with her appointment and charge of orders certificate as the new Army South Senior Warrant Officer Advisor.

Conference of American Armies talks interagency operations
May 1, 2017
(From left) Gen. Walter Souza Brago Netto, commander of the Eastern Military Command of the Brazilian Army; Maj. Gen. William Georges Felippe Abrahao, conference president and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Brazilian Army; and Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn, Secretary General of the Conference of American Armies and U.S. Army South commanding general, share a laugh during the opening ceremony of the Specialized Conference on Interagency Operations, in Salvador, Bahia April 10. The event was part of a series of conferences held by the members of the CAA.

ARSOUTH, Belize Defence Force work together for Beyond The Horizon 2017
March 29, 2017
The first rotation of Beyond the Horizon, or BTH, exercise personnel arrived in Belize March 25. BTH is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exercise that U.S. Army South manages. Chargé d'Affaires Adrienne Galanek, from the U.S. Embassy in Belize, spoke with incoming U.S. service members on the importance of the exercise to the continuing relationship between the U.S and Belize March 25 at Price Barracks, Belize. Following her brief, Galanek was given a tour of the BTH17 operations base and its facilities.

Conference helps leaders counter 21st century threats
March 27, 2017
Maj. Gen K.K. Chinn, commanding general for U.S. Army South, addresses the attendees of the Central American Regional Leaders Conference on March 22 on Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The conference is designed for Central American army officers and police to gather and discuss ideas on how to counter regional threats such as drug smuggling and human trafficking.

Central American, ARSOUTH leaders meet to discuss regional challenges
March 22, 2017
Maj. Gen K.K. Chinn, commanding general for U.S. Army South, addresses the attendees of the Central American Regional Leaders Conference March 21 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.The conference is designed for Central American army officers and police to gather and discuss ideas on how to counter regional threats such as drug smuggling and human trafficking.

Army South links past and present through Panama Canal artifacts
March 22, 2017
Three lampposts from the Panama Canal are now prominently displayed in front of the U.S. Army South headquarters building at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

School construction promotes partnership in Peru
March 16, 2017
The Jose Maria Arguedas School was inaugurated in Aguaytia, Peru March 13 by Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn, U.S. Army South commander, and Brian Nichols, U.S. Ambassador to Peru. It will serve more than 800 elementary students. The construction of the facility was a joint effort between Peruvian engineers and the West Virginia National Guard, as partners in the State Partnership Program.

Chilean, U.S. Soldiers learn food protection in an expeditionary environment
March 16, 2017
Lt. Col. Matthew Levine, Food Protection Branch chief in the Department of Veterinary Science, demonstrates to a group of Chilean veterinarians how to conduct a rapid field test to identify harmful bacteria in water during the subject matter expert exchange in Santiago, Chile. The exchange was March 6-9.

Boys Scouts learn law, earn merit badge in mock trial
March 2, 2017
Boy Scouts from Troop 23 present their case to Judge Jefferson Moore, 186th Judicial District Judge, and Col. Roger Shuck, Troop 23 Scout Master and U.S. Army South Inspector General, during a mock trial at the Main Post Chapel Feb. 26. This was the culminating event for the scouts to earn their law merit badge. This merit badge gives Scouts the opportunity to learn about the history of the law and the functions it serves, the responsibilities and duties and the role of law enforcement officers in our society, consumer protection laws and agencies, new areas of the law and careers in the legal profession. The mock trial gave them firsthand experience on the intricacies of being an attorney.

Conference of American Armies meet in Canada
February 15, 2017
The Canadian Army hosted the Conference of American Armies (CAA) Specialized Conference in Toronto, Ontario, from February 6 to 10, 2017 with senior army officers from Western Hemisphere armies in attendance. The CAA is an International Military Organization founded in 1960 and provides an opportunity for Army leaders from North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, to meet on a regular basis to discuss areas of mutual interest and share lessons learned. In this way, the CAA contributes, from a military thinkers’ point of view, to the security and democratic development of member countries. Canada joined the CAA in 1993, and the Canadian Army has hosted six events since becoming a member. The theme of the latest Specialized Conference was Training for the Interagency Environment.

Army South Soldiers train with M9 at JBSA-Camp Bullis
January 27, 2017
U.S. Army South Soldiers from Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston qualified with their assigned M9 pistol at the JBSA-Camp Bullis range Jan. 24.

Army South hosts State Partnership Program Conference
January 23, 2017
Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn, U.S. Army South commander opens up the State Partnership Program Conference at the Mission Training Complex at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Jan. 18 with a discussion on security cooperation changes and challenges that state partners may face in 2017. More than 150 delegates from 20 states converged to exchange military skills and experience, share defense knowledge and further mutual security cooperation.

U.S. Army South trains for post-captivity reintegration mission
January 11, 2017
“This is my second favorite work topic to talk about,” said Dr. Gary Percival, Assistant Deputy Director of Human Factors at the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency, who addressed people attending the U.S. Army South Reintegration ROC Drill, or rehearsal of concept drill at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Jan 10. With survival, evasion, resistance, and escape, or SERE, being Percival’s first favorite work topic discussion, he gave the group some insight into the 10 different events that included about 50 returnees and approximately 12 separate families he’s been involved with since 1998. “Where do we get the process?” he asked the group. “From more than 60 years of studying people who’ve been held in captivity and how they came back.”

TRADOC commanding general visits Army South
January 9, 2017
Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn, U.S. Army South commanding general, explains to Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, how his ARSOUTH uses TRADOC resources to support its mission in the command's area of operations. Chinn also briefed future opportunities and ways that TRADOC can assist in enhancing mission accomplishment.

Commentary: Army Materiel Command recognizes JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Soldiers, organizations
January 3, 2017
Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche
U.S. Army Materiel Command
Deputy Commanding General