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Defense & Fraternity | Spring 2015 Issue

Defense & Fraternity | Spring 2015 Issue

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U.S. Army South Monthly Video News Update - Featuring Phase Three Reintegration mission and JTF-Bravo's deployment to El Salvador

U.S. Army South Monthly Video News Update - Featuring Phase Three Reintegration mission and JTF-Bravo's deployment to El Salvador

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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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Bob Vuolo, a subject matter expert in project management and a PMP instructor, explains the process of managing a project to Army South engineer officers and NCOs during a PMP class held at the Crown Plaza Hotel, San Antonio, Texas, March 23 – 27.

Army South Engineers focus on professional development

The U.S. Army is an advocate of continuous professional development in order for Soldiers to progress in their military career and to be successful after they leave the military. ...
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Maj. Gen. Joseph P. DiSalvo, the U.S. Army South commanding general, speaks to participants of the annual Central America Regional Leaders Conference hosted by Army South March 16 -19 at the Army South headquarters.

U.S. Army South hosts Central America Regional Leaders Conference

Seven senior Partner Nation leaders from Central America and the Dominican Republic came together at U.S. Army South headquarters March 16-19 to discuss mutual security interests. ...
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U.S. Army South Soldiers familiarize themselves with Dismounted Soldier Training System in order to conduct a virtual dismounted Soldier training held March 5 at the Mission Training Complex, here.

Virtual training system provides U.S. Army South Soldiers real world skills

Suited with a computer module backpack, helmet-mounted display, sensor tracker and instrumented weapon, a U.S. Army South Soldier leads his squad into a simulated enemy compound to search and destroy enemy targets during virtual dismounted Soldier training held March 5 at the Mission Training Complex, here....
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Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army South prepare for Integrated Advance 2015 at a warehouse here Feb. 21.

U.S. Army South plays a vital role in mass migration exercise

U.S. Army South commanded a migrant operations joint task force here Feb. 21-27 in support of the U.S. Southern Command-led Integrated Advance (IA) 2015 exercise....
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Capt. Frank Wacholtz, HHC, U.S. Army South, has written and published three science fiction/fantasy novels, two of them since he joined the Army.

U.S. Army South Soldier draws on military experience to write novels

“I have been writing since fourth grade.” Capt. Frank Wacholtz, Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander, U.S. Army South, has more than 25 years of writing experience and is currently working on his fourth novel. ...
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U.S. Army South hosts an Adjutants General Summit Jan. 21 at its headquarters here.

Army South hosts National Guard State Partnership Program summit

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - The State Partnership Program has been successfully building relationships between the U.S. and countries all over the world for more than 20 years through humanitarian operations, disaster relief efforts, emergency response exercises and multi-echelon command and control exercises executed at the operational and tactical level. ...
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Spc. Joe  Clark, Army South supply clerk, receives and verifies office supplies from Henry Ford, a warehouse operator, Jan. 15 that were ordered and processed through the new Global Combat Support System-Army.

U.S. Army South fields Global Combat Support System-Army

Having the most advanced technology in today’s military is the cornerstone of strong and cohesive armed forces and the U.S. Army works relentlessly to use this technology to better serve Soldiers. ...
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Sgt. Maj. Jose D. Ortiz, the Army South G-1 sergeant major, briefs approximately 40 partner nation senior enlisted advisors from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru Oct. 30 at Fort Benning, Ga.

U.S. Army South, SOUTHCOM join Colombian Sergeants Major Academy students in senior enlisted leaders visit

Approximately 40 senior enlisted leaders from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru visited Fort Benning, Ga., and Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 28 - Nov. 4 to meet with senior enlisted leaders from the U.S. military and discuss ways to fine-tune their armies’ senior enlisted and noncommissioned officers corps by participating in leadership development seminars. ...
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Army South hosted Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Oct. 30 in recognition of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Army South hosts wheelchair basketball tournament

After a very intense and competitive championship game, the Center for the Intrepid/Warrior Transition Unit team came out on top against the 512 Geospatial Engineer Detachment Alpha team 21 - 11 during the U.S. Army South Wheelchair Basketball Tournament championship here Oct. 30. ...
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Staff Sgt. Robert Hogeland, the clinical operations NCOIC at Army South’s medical directorate, demonstrates how to stabilize a fractured ankle to members of the Uruguayan military during a tactical combat lifesaver course SMEE Sept. 15.

U.S., Uruguayan partners conduct medical subject matter expert exchange

At a remote military post just outside of Montevideo, Uruguay, a team of military service members, 40 strong, worked to provide urgent medical care to mock casualties strewn throughout an open field....
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Maj. Richard Ramos, Environmental Science and Engineering Officer with U.S. Army South, demonstrates how to measure the quality of water during Water in a Box new equipment training held at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Sep. 8 – 16.

Army South tests Water in a Box for future operations

U.S. military forces are heavily dependent on drinkable water during deployments which is very resource intensive and not always cost-effective. ...
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