Army South Command Magazine

Defense and Fraternity Fall 2015

Defense and Fraternity Fall 2015

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

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Gen. Mark Milley (left), the Chief of Staff of the Army, shakes hands with Colombian Gen. Alberto Mejia (right), the commander of the Colombian Army, during the 32nd Conference of American Armies transfer ceremony Feb. 2 in Washington, D.C.

U.S. assumes CAA responsibility from Colombia

With the transfer of colors and a handshake, the U.S. Army assumed authority of the Conference of the American Armies during a ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Feb. 2. ...
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Honduran Delegation observed some of the training capabilities and equipment from the CBRNuclear Enhance Response Force Package unit at Camp Santiago Joint Maneuver Training Center during their visit in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Jan. 27.

COPECO Commissioner of Honduras visits Puerto Rico National Guard and local Emergencies Response agencies

The Puerto Rico National Guard welcomed a Honduran military and civilian delegation Jan. 25-29 as part of the National Guard's State Partnership Program. ...
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During his opening remarks, Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn, Army South commanding general, urged participants to use the TAG conference as an opportunity to build relationship and collaborate on their SPP missions.

Army South hosts conference with state partners

More than 75 participants gathered at the Fort Sam Houston, Mission Training Complex, for an adjutant general conference including adjutants and assistant adjutants generals and command sergeants major representing 17 states; State Partnership Program directors; representatives from U.S. Southern Command, Air Force Command and Navy Command; 10 Army section chiefs stationed at partner nation countries; and U.S. Army South staff....
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Jose Gutierrez, civil affairs specialist with U.S. Army South, answers questions during a regional interagency professional development exchange conference conducted by Army South in San Salvador, El Salvador Dec. 5-10.

Partner nations join forces to combat transnational organized crime

Military and government agency representatives from Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and the United States gathered in San Salvador, El Salvador Dec. 5-10 during a regional interagency professional development exchange conference conducted by U.S. Army South....
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CPT Jason Mercado assists his son Diego as they try out his newly fitted recumbent trike, courtesy of the family's Go Fund Me page. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Jamelle Garner)

Wounded Warrior and Mini-Warrior Share More than Missing Limbs

A carefully planned act of kindness occurred Dec. 11, bringing a young boy and a U.S. Air Force veteran, who is a double amputee, together in a moment that was kismet. ...
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Members of the U.S. and Peruvian delegations listen to a presentation during the opening ceremony of the inaugural bilateral army-to-army staff talks between the U.S. Army and the Peruvian Army in Lima, Peru Dec. 14.

U.S. Army South opens inaugural army-to-army staff talks with Peru

Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn, the U.S. Army South commanding general, led a U.S. delegation to Lima, Peru for the opening ceremony of the inaugural bilateral army-to-army staff talks between the U.S. Army and the Peruvian Army Dec. 14....
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Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn poses with the sole U.S. Army graduate from the 2015 Lancero Ranger School, Staff Sergeant Porfirio Perez, in Tolemaida, Colombian Dec. 6, 2015.

A Ranger’s Welcome Back to Colombia

History was made December 6, 2015 as retired Col. Ralph Puckett Jr. took a trip back in time some sixty-years to revisit Tolemaida, Colombia. Puckett returned to the place where he was charged, as then Capt. Puckett, to advise Colombians on the creation of their newly developed, elite, combat unit training school, Escuela de Lanceros, the school that has come to be known as the birthing ground for Colombian Lanceros. ...
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Army South and the Central America Security Cooperation Officers conducted a Regional Leaders Conference - Working Group at Fort Sam Houston from 07-11 December 2015.

Regional Leaders Conference - Working Group

Army South and the Central America Security Cooperation Officers conducted a Regional Leaders Conference - Working Group at Fort Sam Houston from 07-11 December 2015. ...
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Former drill sergeant Master Sgt. Clyde Harris, deployable command post noncommissioned officer in charge with U.S. Army South, poses in front of one of many platoons he trained during basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Former drill sergeants live by the creed

The first lines of the Drill Sergeant Creed states “I am a Drill Sergeant. I will assist each individual in their efforts to become a highly motivated, well disciplined, physically and mentally fit Soldier, capable of defeating any enemy on today's modern battlefield.” ...
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CW5 David Williams, senior chief warrant officer advisor to the Army staff, discuss the benefits of creating a senior chief warrant officer position at the command level during his visit to U.S. Army South headquarters Nov. 19.

Senior warrant officer advisor to the Army staff visit Army South

This past summer on July 9th, the United States Warrant Officers celebrated their 97th birthday. After nearly 100 years of Warrant Officers’ dedicated service to this grateful nation the Chief of Staff of the Army appointed Chief Warrant Officer 5 David Williams as the first Army senior chief warrant officer advisor “single voice” to the Army staff. ...
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A 1-228th Aviation Regiment UH-60 Blackhawk pilot inspects his aircraft prior to a mission Nov. 5, in the Gracias a Dios department (state) of Honduras during the Operation CARAVANA XIII Honduran troop movement.

U.S. supports Honduran troop rotation

Flying low through the mountains and over the plains of Honduras, it's easy for one to get lost in the emerald beauty as it slips by without a thought as to the conflicts that lay below....
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Geospatial unit provides key information to U.S. Army South

A unique engineering unit in U.S. Army South here provides geospatial support by collecting, analyzing, managing and disseminating real-time information using satellite imagery throughout Central and South America, Nov. 12....
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Adam Stoffa, a lawyer with U.S. Army South, explains the legal aspect of the supervisor-civilian employee relationship during a supervisor development course Oct. 27-28 held at the Army South headquarters.

Army South committed to supervisor development

At U.S. Army South, the Department of the Army civilian employees and military personnel work together every day to accomplish the mission. However, the rules and regulations for civilian and military personnel are very different and supervisors must know what to do when it comes to civilians. ...
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Air Force Capt. Brad Hyatt and a local Honduran doctor prepare for surgery. The Brooke Army Medical Center team conducted a medical readiness exercise in Tegucigalpa, Honduras Sept. 16-30, focusing on orthopedic procedures to hand and arm injuries.

SAMMC Docs focus on healing hands and arms in Honduras

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - The Hippocratic Oath is viewed as a rite of passage for physicians. It is not unique to U.S. doctors, but familiar to all in the profession. As medical practitioners from the San Antonio Military Medical Center traveled to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to conduct an orthopedic medical readiness exercise (MEDRETE), Sept. 16-30, a specific element of that oath was on the forefront of their minds....
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Madison and Mackenzie Kirlew welcome their mom (Michelle) home after she spent sixty days in the hospital and rehabilitation facility for extensive surgery to remove pancreatic cancer from several of her organs.

U.S. Army South Family Shares Story of Hope

Twenty-one months ago, Michelle Kirlew was given three-months to live. Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer December 19, 2013, it wasn’t until January 2014 that she received the news the disease had spread to major organs within her body, including her liver, pancreas and bloodstream, making her officially in stage four of dealing with a deadly disease. ...
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