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Defense & Fraternity | April 2014 Issue

Defense & Fraternity | April 2014 Issue

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U.S. Army South Monthly Video News Update - March 2014 - Featuring U.S. Army South, Colombian army staff talks

U.S. Army South Monthly Video News Update - March 2014 - Featuring U.S. Army South, Colombian army staff talks

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Master Sgt. Kirby West, Brazilian Maj. Alexandre de Paula and others discuss leash techniques for military working dogs in Brasilia, Brazil, April 2.

Army South, Brazil partner to discuss working dogs ahead of World Cup, Olympics

Over the next two years, millions of people from all over the globe will descend on Brazil to attend both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games....
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Maj. Gen. Joseph P. DiSalvo (right), U.S. Army South commanding general, shares a laugh with retired 1st Lt. Justo Dumlao (left) and Dumlao’s son Fred at the Old San Francisco Steakhouse here April 11.

U.S. Army South honors WWII centurion

SAN ANTONIO (April 11, 2014) – It was April 1942 when Justo Dumlao, a 27-year-old Philippine Scout, was captured at Orion, Bataan and forced to join the rest of the Allied prisoners in what is now known as the Bataan Death March....
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Belizean forces board a U. S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter to search for marijuana fields in Belize during the marijuana eradication mission.

1-228th Aviation Regiment supports Belize in $29 million marijuana eradication operation

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras -- Joint Task Force-Bravo, 1-228th Aviation Regiment and the U. S. Embassy Military Liaison Office in Belmopan partnered with Belizean military and police forces in a highly successful marijuana eradication operation in Belize, March 15-20, 2014. ...
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Lt. Col. Larry Roberts briefs attendants on Space NET Training and Fielding meeting hosted by the U.S. Army South Operations Directorate Mar. 19-20 at the Army South headquarters.

U.S. Army South to increase its Space capabilities for future missions

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – The U.S. Army is embracing the newest and latest technology to support its mission in the continental U.S. and during deployments by improving its space capabilities throughout the service from command, down to units, and finally to individual Soldiers....
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Master Sgt. Michael Crowder (left) and Staff Sgt. Robert Hogeland prepare their rucksacks prior to the start of the 25th Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. March 23.

Army South Soldiers honor WWII Bataan veterans in memorial march

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. – The morning sun peeked over the mountaintops as more than 25 U.S. Army South Soldiers were an hour into their dismounted trek through the rugged desert terrain. Some moved swiftly wearing only their Army combat uniform, while a few others plodded away at a steady pace, weighted down with loaded rucksacks....
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A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter assigned to Army South's 1-228th Aviation Regiment carries a Bambi bucket en route to an aerial firefighting mission in Honduras.

Answering the call: Army South's 1-228th Aviation Regiment battles blaze in Honduras, protects villages

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras -- When U.S. Army Sgt. Kelly Steckler first heard about the fire during the afternoon of March 4, he didn't quite believe it....
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Members of the Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Association speak with an Army South Soldier at Evans Theater here Feb. 21.

Army South delivers informative, entertaining observance for Joint Base San Antonio

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – The highest ranking African American military intelligence officer in the history of the United States Army served as the keynote speaker for the U.S. Army South-hosted Joint Base San Antonio African American History Month Observance at Evans Theater here Feb. 21....
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A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter assigned to Joint Task Force Bravo's 1-228th Aviation Regiment comes in for a landing on the deck of the USS Rentz during deck landing qualification training off the coast of Honduras, Feb. 8.

Army South's 1-228th Aviation Regiment accomplishes deck landing qualifications

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras -- Flight crews from 1-228th Aviation Regiment conducted deck landing qualifications on the USS Rentz off the coast of Honduras, February 8-10. ...
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A delegation of Colombia's Joint Sergeant Major Academy poses for a photo with U.S. hosts during their visit to the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, Feb. 5.

Colombian delegation visits top U.S. Army NCO institute

A senior leader delegation from Colombia’s Joint Sergeant Major Academy visited the Army’s premiere institution for the education of noncommissioned officers, the U. S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, Feb. 4-5. The group was led by Colombian’s sergeant major of the army, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Henry Dulce, himself a USASMA class 62 graduate....
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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Hector Caraballo, Joint Security Forces Squadron, provides security during a medical evacuation of a simulated injured aircrew member during a personnel and downed aircraft recovery exercise in Honduras, Feb. 4, 2014.

1-228th Aviation Regiment performs personnel, aircraft recovery exercise

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras -- The first sign of trouble appeared shortly after 1000 hours. It had been more than a half-hour since the last communication with Warrior Two, a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter conducting a routine training flight, and now those in Joint Task Force-Bravo's 1-228th Aviation Regiment operations center were beginning to fear the worst. Those fears were realized minutes later, when the operations center received an emergency transmission confirming the unthinkable: Aircraft down....
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U.S. Army South sponsors poster contest

U.S. Army South sponsors poster contest

U.S. Army South is sponsoring a poster contest through Feb. 28 for all members of Army South Headquarters and their family members....
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A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo's 1-228th Aviation Regiment lifts off to conduct a medical evacuation of a six-week old infant in the remote village of Auka, Dec. 3. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Zach Anderson)

1-228th Aviation Regiment MEDEVAC saves life of Honduran infant

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras -- Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo's Medical Element (MEDEL) and 1-228th Aviation Regiment conducted a successful medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) to save the life of a six-week old infant in the Department of Gracias a Dios, Honduras, Dec. 3, 2013. ...
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Members from the Colombian delegation take a close up look at the Stryker vehicle during a visit to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment motor pool on Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 18.

Colombian army delegation visits Fort Hood, studies Strykers

As part of weeklong visit hosted by U.S. Army South, a delegation from the Colombian Army traveled to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment Headquarters and Combined Arms Training Center at Fort Hood, Texas, to learn more about Stryker vehicles and operations. ...
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Members of the Chilean and U.S. delegation listen to a brief on the Chilean army during the army-to-army staff talks Nov. 6 at the U.S. Army South headquarters on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

U.S. Army South welcomes Chilean delegation for army-to-army staff talks

U.S. Army South hosted a delegation of Chilean army leaders to its headquarters on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Nov. 5-6 to finalize a course of action that will see the two armies engage in more than 50 events that are scheduled to be conducted over the next two years....
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A UH-60 Blackhawk assigned to the 1-228th Aviation Regiment, Joint Task Force-Bravo, conducts a night mission as it hovers over a landing zone at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, Oct. 2.

We own the night: Army South's helicopters conduct the mission anywhere, anytime

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras -- From the ground, the sky is a dark void. If it weren't for the rhythmic pounding of the rotors echoing through the inky blackness, there would be no indication a helicopter approaching. From the cockpit of the UH-60 Blackhawk, however, it's a different story. ...
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