Archive: June, 2018

June 29, 2018

Army medical readiness exercise provides rural Salvadorans with medical, dental care

Army dentists took part in a medical readiness exercise that included Peruvian and Salvadoran doctors and nurses. Of the team of 40, 32 were U.S. Army medical personnel from Combined Joint Task Force Hope participating in the Beyond the Horizon exercise, which is led by U.S. Army South. The larger scope of the humanitarian exercise included construction of clinics and schools.

June 27, 2018

New Horizons 2018 humanitarian exercise in Panama completed

METETI, Panama – Exercise New Horizons 2018 officially wrapped up June 21, 2018, with a closing ceremony and ribbon cuttings throughout the Meteti, Panama, community at three separate locations where military construction projects have changed the landscape.

June 26, 2018

Air chiefs from across the Americas convene in Panama City to promote cooperation

Air force leaders from 19 nations in the Western Hemisphere met in Panama City June 18-22 for the 58th Conference of American Air Chiefs.

June 26, 2018

'Beyond the Horizon' exercise strengthening partnership with El Salvador

Some 1,800 Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force Hope are providing humanitarian assistance as part of their training during the Beyond the Horizon exercise in La Paz, El Salvador. The U.S. Army South-led mission began May 12 and runs through Aug. 4, and includes Soldiers from all components, Air Force and Marine service members, Salvadoran soldiers and personnel from non-governmental organizations.

June 21, 2018

Comm links up: SPMAGTF-SC, JTF-Bravo communicators learn to work together

Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command’s communications section met up with their counterparts in Joint Task Force Bravo's 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment communications section to sync their equipment in preparation for future joint-level operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, June 19.

June 21, 2018

RI National Guard Advances State Partnership with Royal Bahamas Defence Force

NASSAU, Bahamas – Forty members of the Rhode Island National Guard (RING) participated in a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored joint, multinational and interagency training exercise in the Caribbean, June 4-21, in support of the state’s long-standing partnership with the Bahamas.

June 20, 2018

Kentucky maintenance team visits Ecuadorian military

QUITO, ECUADOR – The Ecuadorian military hosted a team of Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard recently during a military-to-military event through the State Partnership Program.

June 19, 2018

Task Force Hope attended Friendship Day celebration in El Salvador

ZACATECOLUCA, El Salvador – Service members with Combined Joint Task Force - Hope, Operation Beyond the Horizon 2018, El Salvador, attended a Friendship Day celebration at one of its construction sites on June 15.

June 19, 2018

Air Advisors conduct first-ever BPC mission in Costa Rica

The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron recently conducted their first-ever mission to the Central American country of Costa Rica. The nine member team, executed a three-week building partnership capacity mission with the air vigilance service, of SVA, from May 16 through June 9, 2018.

June 19, 2018

N.H. Soldiers practice swift water rescues in El Salvador

SAN JUAN OPICO, La Libertad, El Salvador – New Hampshire Army National Guard members teamed with Salvadoran soldiers and firefighters to conduct swift water rescue training in the swollen, muddied currents of the Rio Lempa about an hour northwest of the capital San Salvador from June 5 to 7.