Army South Command Magazine

Defense and Fraternity Summer 2015

Defense and Fraternity Summer 2015

The Official Magazine of U.S. Army South "Defense and Fraternity"

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Lt. Col. Larry Roberts, Chief of Space and Special Technical Operations, Army South, briefs attendees of the Civil-Military Relations Professional Development Exchange seminar in Santiago, Chile, Aug. 16-21.

Civil-Military relations to strengthen U.S. Army South and Chile’s bond

More than 100 participants from the militaries and governments of Chile, the Argentine army, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and U.S. Army including members of U.S. Army South gathered in Santiago, Chile, to conduct a Civil-Military Relations Professional Development Exchange seminar. ...
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Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn leads the visiting former Army South commanders and command staff during a command brief Aug. 10.

Former Commanders return to Army South to discuss lessons learned, future of command

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – It’s not unusual for a military command to draw inspiration from its history. U.S. Army South recently had the opportunity and privilege to draw from more than 250 years of collective military service when it hosted its first former commanders’ conference Aug. 10 at its headquarters on Fort Sam Houston, Texas. ...
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Staff Sgt. Alberto Peters explains the capabilities and components of a containerized kitchen to other Soldiers assigned to HSC at Training Area 10 on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Aug. 6.

Army South's Headquarters Support Company cranks up the heat

The U.S. Army has a number of recruiting commercials designed to instill a warrior spirit in the American public. From jumping out of airplanes to fast roping from a Blackhawk helicopter to patrolling a thick jungle, young men and women are shown at the tip of the spear standing ready to defend our nation against aggressors. ...
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Playing the role of active shooter, Rafael Torres, antiterrorism officer for Army South, moves through the different offices in the U.S. Army South headquarters building killing and injuring employees during an active shooter exercise Aug. 13.

Army South headquarters conducts active shooter exercise

Antiterrorism training is the Army’s “Antiterrorism Awareness” theme for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 that focuses on training Soldiers and civilians to protect themselves and their battle buddies from any terrorist attacks including an active shooter situation....
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Pfc. (CA) Evan Schneider, a former Make-A-Wish Foundation recipient, and Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn, commanding general of U.S. Army South, listen to a briefing at the Warrior and Family Support Center here Aug. 7.

Make-A-Wish recipient reunites with Army General Years later

It was more than 10 years ago when nine-year-old Evan Schneider was granted his wish as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to become an Army Ranger. Schneider was diagnosed with a heart defect before birth and had a heart transplant when he was just four weeks old. ...
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Participants of PANAMAX 15 work together to plan and execute a collaborative solution for their academic mission during components academics training at the Mission Training Complex on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, July 31.

PANAMAX 15 exercise brings nations together

Sixteen countries from around the globe joined together to participate in Fuerzas Aliadas PANAMAX 15 which focused on ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal....
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Sgt. 1st Class Michael Haynes, Staff Movement Noncommissioned Officer, Army South shows Army South Soldiers the right way to build a 463L pallet during a 463L pallet building and loading training held at Army South headquarters July 23.

The Art of Building and Loading a Pallet

Building and loading a pallet might seem a rudimentary skill, but a group of 20 U.S. Army South Soldiers learned it’s more complex and requires more proficiency to prepare mass quantities of supplies to move during air cargo lifts....
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Salvadoran Brig. Gen. William Armando Mejia explains the equipment used by a Salvadoran soldier to Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn.

U.S. Army South completes ninth bilateral staff talks with El Salvador

U.S. Army South, as the Army service component command for U.S. Southern Command, on behalf of the Chief of Staff of the Army, conducted staff talks with the Salvadoran army July 13-16 in San Salvador, El Salvador, to foster a bilateral partnership, discuss ways to counter transnational organized threats and plan mutual training engagements over the coming three years to promote increased interaction between the United States and Salvadoran Armies....
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Sgt. Maj. Miguel Espinoza (right), the U.S. Army South G-9 sergeant major, talks with Colombian army sergeants major here June 15.

Army South, partner armies work together to develop enlisted leaders

FORT BENNING, Ga. - More than 20 senior enlisted leaders from Brazil and Colombia visited Fort Benning, Ga., and Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 14 – 25 to discuss increasing the development of their noncommissioned officer corps with senior enlisted leaders from the U.S. military. ...
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Sgt. Sergio Trevino, U.S. Army South, provides security while traveling in a simulated convoy during the Re-configurable vehicle Tactical Trainer training held at Camp Bullis, Texas May 28.

Convoy simulator boosts Soldiers’ skills

While sitting in stationary Humvees at Camp Bullis’ Virtual Combat Training Center, U.S. Army South Soldiers went through computer generated convoy battlefield operation scenarios where they had to travel from one base to another in a simulated convoy and react to enemy attacks....
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Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, commanding general of U.S. Southern Command, hands the U.S. Army South colors to Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn, the incoming U.S. Army South commanding general. (U.S. Army photo by Jose Rodriguez, U.S. Army South)

U.S. Army South welcomes new commanding general

Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn assumed command of U.S. Army South from Maj. Gen. Joseph P. DiSalvo during a change-of-command ceremony June 4 in front of Army South headquarters on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas....
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Salvadoran soldiers construct a wall while building a new school as part Beyond the Horizon 2015 May 12.

Regional humanitarian exercise provides real-world training opportunity

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – In an effort to provide engineering and medical assistance to the citizens of El Salvador, Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, along with partner nation counterparts, are participating in the U.S. Army South-led Beyond the Horizon here, March through June 2015. ...
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Soldiers conducted the second day of the Best Warrior Competition with an obstacle course and a situational training exercise at Camp Bullis, Texas May 5.

U.S. Army South hosts Best Warrior Competition

CAMP BULLIS, Texas – From taking the Army physical fitness test to completing 24 warrior tasks, 32 Soldiers and noncommissoned officers competed to earn the titles of Soldier and NCO of the Year for their respective units during the 2015 Joint Base San Antonio Best Warrior Competition here, May 4-8....
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Lt. Col. Doug Judice explains the specifics of the bilateral engagement plan to Maj. Gen. Joseph P. DiSalvo and Colombian Maj. Gen. Ernesto Maldonado Guarnizo during the U.S.-Colombia Bilateral Army Staff Talks Executive Meeting April 30.

Army South hosts U.S.-Colombia Bilateral Army Staff Talks Executive Meeting

Senior leaders from U.S. Army South and the Colombian army signed an engagement plan during the U.S.-Colombia Bilateral Army Staff Talks Executive Meeting at the Army South headquarters April 28 – May 1....
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The U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Mari Carmen Aponte speaks April 9 about the importance of BTH-El Salvador 2015 as Col. Greg Maxton, the Army South deputy commander for operations, watches during the opening ceremony for BTH in Estanzuelas, El Salvador.

Beyond the Horizon ushers in new era for next generation of Salvadorans

ESTANZUELAS, El Salvador – With two shovels full of gravel and dirt, the ceremonial beginning of a three-month humanitarian project involving six countries and nearly 2,000 military and non-government organization personnel began April 9 in Estanzeulas, El Salvador....
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