SOCSOUTH News
Running to remember 
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 10/3/2013 8:47 AM

Running to remember.

by Tech. Sgt. Lou Burton
482nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Brig. Gen. Sean P. Mulholland, SOCSOUTH commander, addressed the Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines who participated in the 911 remembrance relay race, Sept. 11....

 
SOCSOUTH and Trinidad and Tobago partners participate in training exchange 
by 36
 8/12/2013 9:37 AM

SOCSOUTH and Trinidad and Tobago partners participate in training exchange.

By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Anthony Johnson, special correspondent to Special Operations Command South

During a simulated raid on an enemy facility, a Trinidad and Tobago...

 
SOCSOUTH teams support Fishermen Program and MEDCAP in Dominican Republic 
by 35
 6/14/2013 1:39 PM

SOCSOUTH teams support Fishermen Program and MEDCAP in Dominican Republic

Story and photos by Capt. Daisy C. Bueno,
Special Operations Command South Public Affairs

A fisherman receives his boat registration, first aid kit and non-perishable...

 
SOCSOUTH, U.S. Embassy supports Paraguayan National Forces provide free, much-needed medical care during two-day civic action mission  
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 6/7/2013 2:59 PM

SOCSOUTH, U.S. Embassy supports Paraguayan National Forces provide free, much-needed medical care during two-day civic action mission

Story and photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea,
Special Operations Command South Public Affairs

A Paraguayan...

 
U.S., Colombia, and Guatemala collaborate during Civil Affairs SMEE 
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 5/6/2013 10:54 AM

U.S., Colombia, and Guatemala collaborate during Civil Affairs SMEE

Story and photos by Capt. Daisy C. Bueno,
Special Operations Command South Public Affairs

During the last day and a half of the Colombian-led Civil Affairs Subject Matter Expert...

 
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Paraguayan military provide medical services to more than 3,000 people

Marine Col. Michael D. Flynn, the Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché for the U.S. Embassy in Paraguay, serving on behalf of Ambassador James H. Thessin, presented residents of Yasy Cany with a donation of $15,000 worth of medicine and medical equipment to the town’s public clinic as well as an assortment of school supplies such as backpacks, coloring pencils, dry-erase boards among other items for two local schools. SOCSOUTH assist the U.S. Embassy and the Paraguayan military conduct these types of mission on a quarterly basis to assist the rural communities of Paraguay. (Department of Defense photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, Special Operations Command South Public Affairs)
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SOCSOUTH KaBOOM Event

Sgt. 1st Class Carlos Parrilla and Maj. Scott Bishop look out into the horizon as they prepare to jump from a MH-60 helicopter during a rotary-wing airborne operation April 16 at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. More than 30 paratroopers took part in the exercise. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, SOCSOUTH Public Affairs/ Released)
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SOCSOUTH KaBOOM Event

Army Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin Sales, a communications officer for Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH), conducts a jumpmaster personnel inspection or JMPI on a fellow paratrooper prior to an airborne operation April 16 at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. A JMPI is done in order to ensure the safety of each jumper as they exit the aircraft. This operation allows airborne-qualified personnel assigned to SOCSOUTH to maintain current airborne proficiency and mission readiness in response to any contingency response force in the command’s area of responsibility, which spans from the Caribbean, Central and South America. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, SOCSOUTH Public Affairs/Released)
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SOCSOUTH KaBOOM Event

Soldiers assigned to the 112th Signal Detachment help build a key piece of a new playground for the children of Verde Gardens, a neighborhood located near Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., March 23. More than 20 servicemembers of SOCSOUTH and their families took part in this all-volunteer effort as part of KaBOOM! This non-profit organization helps funded and build new playgrounds in areas that don’t have access to one within a close proximity for children to play in. Over 200 volunteers from across the Homestead area participated in the event. (Department of Defense Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, Special Operations Command South Public Affairs)
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Exercises

Marine Gen. John F. Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, shares his thoughts about the future of SOUTHCOM, his command vision and DOD’s budget concerns to servicememebers and Department of Defense civilians assigned to Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH) during an All Hands Call, March 4 at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. This was the Gen. Kelly’s first trip to SOCSOUTH since taking command of SOUTHCOM in November 2012. (DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, Special Operations Command South Public Affairs Office)
To view more photos of SOCSOUTH in action visit the photo gallery.

In 1971, Mrs. Mary Hoff, an MIA wife and member of the National League of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia, recognized the need for a symbol of our POW/MIAs. The flag is black, bearing in the center, in black and white, the emblem of the League. The emblem is a white disk bearing in black silhouette the bust of a man, watch tower with a guard holding a rifle, and a strand of barbed wire; above the disk are the white letters POW and MIA framing a white 5-pointed star; below the disk is a black and white wreath above the white motto: more

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