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U.S. Army South
Army South, Peruvian Army planners meet to identify training opportunities
September 17, 2021
— Army South and Peruvian Army staff planners met in Lima, Peru, on Sept.13, 2021, to identify training and bilateral exercise opportunities between the two armies...
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 complete Southern Vanguard training exercise
September 2, 2021
— In coordination with U.S. Army South, approximately 120 10th Mountain Division Soldiers found themselves at an altitude of more than 9,200 feet, with high winds and temperatures below freezing, learning the basics of cold weather, mountain warfare, including the fundamentals of survival, movement and combat from instructors at the Chilean Army Mountain School...
Army South-led CENTAM Working Group allows for future exercise planning in Latin America
September 1, 2021
— U.S. Army South hosted the second annual Central American Working Group, or CENTAM WG, with army staff leaders from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras as part of a virtual event Aug. 23-27 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston to continue to seek training opportunities between the four armies...
U.S. Army South, Chilean Army visit National Training Center
September 1, 2021
— U.S. Army South security cooperation personnel accompany delegates from the Chilean army to visit the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, Aug. 21...
Army South medical personnel conduct exchange in Ecuador
August 31, 2021
— U.S. Army South medical personnel conducted a subject matter expert exchange with Ecuadorian Army medical professionals in Quito, Ecuador, Aug. 23...
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.-Chilean Army Staff Talks commence for 16th year
August 19, 2021
— As the Army’s Executive Agent, U.S. Army South conducts bilateral staff talks with partner nations in the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility to strengthen the command’s professional relationships and create training opportunities in the Western Hemisphere...
U.S., Colombian army paratroopers successfully conclude DFE bilateral exercise
August 11, 2021
— U.S. and Colombian army paratroopers concluded a bilateral airborne training exercise July 30 with a demonstration of the tactical capabilities of the Colombian Army’s elite special forces unit, the Lanceros, at Tolemaida Air Base in Colombia...
Army South develops medical evacuation rehearsals with Colombian combat medics
August 3, 2021
— U.S. Army South personnel and 82nd Airborne Division medics joined Colombian military partners to conduct medical evacuation rehearsals July 24, preceding a combined Dynamic Force Employment airborne exercise at Tolemaida Air Base, Colombia...
Commanding generals from U.S. Army South, Colombian Army meet in Bogotá
July 22, 2021
— Brig. Gen. William L. Thigpen, U.S. Army South commanding general, met with Gral. Eduardo Enrique Zapateiro Altamiranda, Colombian National Army commanding general, July 21 in Bogotá for the first time as Thigpen recently took command of U.S. Army South in late June...
Army South hosts Colombian Army senior enlisted leaders during PISAJ engagement
July 15, 2021
— U.S. Army South hosted Colombian Army senior enlisted leaders for the 15th iteration of the semi-annual military-to-military engagement, "Programa Integral para Suboficiales de Alta Jerarquía," or PISAJ, from June 14-19 at Fort Benning, Georgia, and June 20-25 at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida...
Army South kicks-off main planning conference for Exercise Southern Vanguard 22
July 15, 2021
— Exercise Southern Vanguard 22 is an opportunity to increase collaboration, enhance interoperability, and assist in building the capacity of the Brazilian and U.S. armies...
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...
Colombian Army conducts staff talks with Army South, trains at Joint Readiness Training Center
June 24, 2021
— The U.S. Army can trace its history training with the Colombian Army, or COLAR, to more than 60 years ago, when U.S. Army Ranger officers developed the Lancero training program for the COLAR in the mid-1950s...
Army South staff tour Colombian Army Infantry Museum during annual Army-to-Army Staff Talks
June 17, 2021
— Each year, the U.S. Army conducts staff talks with the Colombian Army to provide a strategic forum, promote professional relationships and coordinate engagement activities...
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...
U.S., Salvadoran armies renew training opportunities in Central America following staff talks
April 12, 2021
— U.S. Army South, on behalf of the Army's chief of staff, conducted virtual staff talks with the Salvadoran Army April 7 to promote readiness-focused bilateral efforts that enhance interoperability, contribute to the readiness of the total force, and improve U.S. Army and partner nation land forces capabilities, to address current and future strategic, operational and tactical security challenges...
Women's History Month: A Soldier's challenge and triumph
March 18, 2021
— U.S. Army Capt. Heather A. Meier, a physician assistant at the U.S. Army South Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, slings her stethoscope around her neck and cracks a joke as a patient enters the office. They share a familiar chuckle and a smile as Meier begins with a medical check-up. During the month of March, Women’s History Month, the U.S. Army celebrates the important contributions of women to our nation, both historically and today...
Army South, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade conclude Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep
March 2, 2021
— U.S. Army South hosted Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep a pre-deployment training seminar, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Feb. 23-25 to prepare teams assigned to the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade for future training and advising missions in Colombia, Honduras and Panama...