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U.S. Army South
Exercise complete, partnership continues: Closing ceremony marks the end of Southern Vanguard 24
November 21, 2023
— As the final salute echoed through the air, the closing ceremony of Southern Vanguard 24 signified a note of triumph and unity. After almost three weeks of training, the U.S. and Brazil armies stood together one final time in Oiapoque, Brazil, on Nov. 16...
Soldiers bridge the communications gap at Southern Vanguard 24
November 13, 2023
— In support of the Army’s priority of engineering support to readiness, the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command developed the radio interoperability capability – universal, or RIC-U, voice bridge. The RIC-U allows direct communications between U.S. Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System and partner nations’ ground tactical radios. ...
ARSOUTH Soldier and Drill Sergeant reunited at Southern Vanguard 24
November 13, 2023
— Soldiers that graduate from Army basic combat training typically don’t want to see their drill sergeants after going through a rigorous 10-week training, but that wasn’t the case for Spc. Joshua Taeckens, who bumped into his old drill sergeant Sgt. 1st Class Ronnie Lewellen in the middle of the Amazonia River in Brazil...
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...
ARSOUTH, ARNORTH, and 410th CSB NCOs support local JROTC during drill competition
October 18, 2023
— Seven noncommissioned officers from U.S. Army South, U.S. Army North and 410th Contracting Support Brigade were among the 30 NCOs who volunteered to judge the Thunderbird Classic at Lt. Col. Karen Wagner High School in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 14, 2023. The event is the largest drill competition in the state of Texas...
Army South celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
October 10, 2023
— Music filled the air with Latin flavor. The aroma of tamales, Gallo pinto, and paella welcomed Soldiers, Civilians, and their Families to the U.S. Army South’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in front of the headquarters building at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, on Oct. 4, 2023 ...
Lessons From a Father: Soldier uses his father's life lessons as a guide to success
October 2, 2023
— A father can be the most important influence in a boy’s life. He is the first example of what it means to be a man, and the lessons he passes on can stick with his son for life. The lessons Spc. Armando Estrada learned from his father, Armando Estrada Sr., who helped shape the man he grew up to be and prepared him for his future profession: a Soldier in the United States Army...
Not Just In April: Interactive Advocacy provides bold, provocative, and impactful training
September 27, 2023
— The U.S. Army South Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention team collaborated with Interactive Advocacy to provide a two-part annual training session at the Fort Sam Houston Theater on Sept. 15, 2023...
Army South Mexican-American officer overcomes challenges, tragedy
September 21, 2023
— Capt. Elizabeth Dupont, U.S. Army South G3/5 planning officer, battled her whole life for what she wanted: her athleticism, her education, and her military service, but all the challenges she faced to forge her life couldn’t compare to the trauma of losing her only child...
ARSOUTH Soldiers help conduct multinational public affairs training workshop with Guyana Defense Force
August 1, 2023
— U.S. Army South and Missouri Army National Guard soldiers held a public affairs training workshop with the Guyana Defense Force July 12-14, 2023, in Georgetown, Guyana. This workshop was conducted in preparation for the TRADEWINDS23 exercise that took place from July 15-27, 2023, throughout Guyana...
ARSOUTH takes part in international workshop focused on disaster recovery
June 30, 2023
— The Multi-Lateral Disaster Response Lessons Learned Workshop was hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, USACE Emergency Management and Resiliency Program, and U.S. Army South from June 12-15 at the Readiness Support Center in Mobile, Alabama. ...
CENTAM Guardian phase two taking place in Dominican Republic
June 1, 2023
— Phase two of U.S. Army South-led CENTAM Guardian 2023 (CG23) commenced with an opening ceremony May 22 at the Ministry of Defense with more than 390 military and USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance from the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic participating in the exercise...
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...
PHOTOS | Army South represents at inaugural XFL championship
May 18, 2023
— U.S. Army South was well represented May 13 as San Antonio was the host of the inaugural XFL championship game at the Alamodome in downtown San Antonio...
US, Colombian armies strengthen partnership during training rotation
May 17, 2023
— The United States and Colombian armies are continually looking for ways to further strengthen the already rich partnership they share. The latest example of this comes as an infantry company from the Colombian Army was embedded with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, alongside U.S. Soldiers from the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, during a recent Joint Readiness Training Center rotation at Fort Polk, Louisiana...
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...
U.S. Army South conducts culminating active shooter exercise
April 11, 2023
— Soldiers and civilians working in the U.S. Army South headquarters building put months of rehearsals to the test as they conducted the culminating active shooter drill during the morning hours of April 5, 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...
Joint Task Force Bravo supports ARSOUTH at CENTAM GUARDIAN
April 4, 2023
— Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-Bravo), a unit under U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) supported U.S. Army South (ARSOUTH) in the CENTAM GUARDIAN exercise from March 12-27 at Soto Cano Air base in Honduras...
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...