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U.S. Army South
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...
Conference of American Armies focuses on NCO development, COVID-19
February 18, 2021
— The 34th cycle of the Conference of American Armies, or CAA, focusing on non-commissioned officer education and COVID-19 lessons learned, was held Feb. 9-11 at U.S. Army South headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston as a hybrid in-person and virtual event due to pandemic restrictions. ...
Brazilian, U.S. military leaders emphasize partnerships at JRTC
February 10, 2021
— Senior U.S. military leaders including Adm. Craig S. Faller, U.S. Southern Command commander, Gen. Michael X. Garrett, U.S. Army Forces Command commander, Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Walrath, U.S. Army South commander, and Maj. Gen. Christopher Donahue, 82nd Airborne Division commander, met senior Brazilian military leaders Feb. 1-2 at the Joint Readiness Training Center and conducted key leader engagements marking the significance of the bilateral training exercise...
Army South hosts DOD-wide personnel recovery reintegration working group
December 16, 2020
— U.S. Army South hosted the annual Personnel Recovery Reintegration Working Group at Evans Auditorium Dec. 1-3 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, part of the command’s role to facilitate the personnel recovery reintegration process...
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. ...
U.S., Colombian armies conclude virtual PISAJ14
December 1, 2020
— U.S. Army South concluded the first-ever virtual PISAJ 14 (Programa Integral para Suboficiales de Alta Jerarquia), which took place from Nov. 9-20...
U.S. Army South, Chilean Army open virtual staff talks
November 18, 2020
— U.S. Army South, as the Army’s Executive Agent, opened bilateral staff talks with Chilean Army leaders Nov. 16 to strengthen professional partnerships and increase interaction between the two partners. The three-day event provides both armies with a forum to discuss bilateral training opportunities over the next two to three years...
ARSOUTH crew with JTF-Bravo rescues Hurricane Eta victims
November 11, 2020
— A U.S. Army South Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter crew assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo in Honduras rescued victims of Hurricane Eta stranded in floodwaters Nov. 6 following the effects of Hurricane Eta...
U.S., Colombia Armies begin PISAJ 14
November 11, 2020
— U.S. Army South held an opening ceremony for the first virtual iteration of the semi-annual military-to-military engagement, "Programa Integral para Suboficiales de Alta Jerarquía," or PISAJ, on Nov. 9 at the Army South headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
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...
Annual U.S.-Brazil army-to-army staff talks secure readiness, friendship
October 26, 2020
— The U.S. Army has engaged in annual bilateral staff talks with the Brazilian Army beginning in 1984. This meeting marks the 36th time the two armies have met for staff talks...
U.S. Army South hosts 36th annual U.S., Brazil army-to-army staff talks
October 21, 2020
— U.S. Army South hosted an opening ceremony Oct. 20 to officially begin U.S. and Brazil army-to-army staff talks, a weeklong series of meetings held to strengthen professional partnerships and increase interaction between armies at the Army South headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
Army South Soldier remains dedicated to coaching during pandemic
October 20, 2020
— About 15 children maintained social distancing as they circled around their football coaches to receive instructions on their next drill. Conducted from Oct. 5-9, this was the first sports camp held on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston since the novel coronavirus pandemic began earlier this year...
ARSOUTH commander meets with Colombian army commander
October 6, 2020
— Maj. Gen. Daniel Walrath, U.S. Army South commander, meets with Gen. Eduardo E. Zapateiro, National Army of Colombia commander, Oct. 5 in Bogota, Colombia...
ARSOUTH shares lessons learned with Salvadoran Army
October 6, 2020
— A Center for Army Lessons Learned, or CALL, program development seminar was conducted by U.S. Army South with the Salvadoran Army and El Salvador’s Joint Center of Doctrine and Military Education virtually Sept. 23-24...
Centralized Cargo Operations unique team with critical mission
October 2, 2020
— One of the precautions taken by Joint Base San Antonio at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic was adding a second Basic Military Training location at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, to help better ensure physical distancing between recruits. Accomplishing this task required many other logistical modifications, and one group of people had a key role to play in achieving this...
U.S., Colombian Army Bilateral Staff Talks essential to interoperability, stability in Western Hemisphere
September 22, 2020
— Since 2009, the staff talks have been instrumental in enhancing the interoperability and cooperation between the two armies, which have contributed to increased stability in the region. ...
Army South, Central American army partners enhance regional capabilities
September 2, 2020
— Key leaders from U.S. Army South and partner nation armies from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras took part in the Central America Working Group, or CENTAM, Working Group, held virtually Aug. 24-28...