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Archive: May, 2019

May 15, 2019

Beyond the Horizon 2019 Kicks Off With Opening Ceremony in Guatemala

In a joint, multi-national opening ceremony, Beyond the Horizon 2019 officially kicked off here with the Guatemalan 5th Infantry Brigade and U.S. Forces May 13, 2019.

May 14, 2019

U.S. Army Engineers Build Clinic in Guatemala

In the lush hillside of Guatemala sits Puesto Salud Tojocaz, a community here, where members of 358th Engineer Company based out of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, work to build a medical clinic, May 10, 2019, which will serve the residents long after exercise Beyond the Horizon 2019.

May 13, 2019

Multinational Disaster Response Forces Conduct FA-HUM Training in Dominican Republic

Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2019 observed day two of simulated disaster responses, May 9, 2019, in Bajo Yuna, Dominican Republic.

May 10, 2019

Presidential Proclamation on Military Spouse Day, 2019

Military spouses share an admirable legacy of unwavering devotion to their loved ones in uniform and to the cause of freedom.  Wives and husbands stand faithfully beside their beloved service members and play a critical role in their ability to safeguard our country.  They shoulder tremendous burdens and responsibilities and face demands that most families will never endure.  Military spouses earn no rank or compensation, yet their contributions to our military might are invaluable.  On Military Spouse Day, we honor our Nation’s military spouses and express our deep appreciation for all that they do.

May 8, 2019

Central American security leaders, partners discuss threats, support for civilian authorities

Defense and security leaders from Central American nations joined counterparts from other Western Hemisphere countries in Tegucigalpa May 7-8, 2019, and took part in the 2019 Central American Security Conference, co-hosted by the Honduran Armed Forces and U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).

May 8, 2019

U.S. Army South conducts multinational humanitarian assistance/disaster relief exercise for the Dominican Republic

Over 300 military forces and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief personnel gathered for the opening ceremony for Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias, May 6, 2019, at the Ministry of Defense in Santo Domingo.

May 8, 2019

Colombian Vice President's Pentagon Visit Highlights Bilateral Relationship

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan hosted Colombian Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez at the Pentagon to reaffirm the close partnership between the United States and Colombia and to discuss the ongoing political and economic crisis in Venezuela.

May 8, 2019

Navy Hospital Ship Deploying to Help Venezuelan Refugees

The U.S. is sending a hospital ship to aid in the refugee crisis resulting from instability in Venezuela. At the annual Washington Conference on the Americas at the State Department, Vice President Mike Pence announced the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will deploy to the U.S. Southern Command area of operations next month.

May 6, 2019

CIS2 team’s conference center upgrades bolster SOUTHCOM capabilities

Work is complete on a $2.5 million modernization project for U.S. Southern Command’s 45,000-square-foot Conference Center of the Americas in Doral, Florida.

May 6, 2019

Air Advisor mission leaves lasting impression with the Guatemalan armed forces

A team of 13 members from the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron completed training from February 13 through April 11 with the Guatemalan air force at Aurora Air Base and Mariscal Zavala Army Base in Guatemala City.

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