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SOCSOUTH PRESS RELEASE-Suriname and US military build bonds through training exchange 
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 9/22/2014 1:41 PM
SURINAME AND U.S. MILITARY BUILD BONDS THROUGH TRAINING EXCHANGE
Suriname security forces personnel work with their U.S. counterparts assigned to the 20th Special Forces Group during a water navigation skills exercise, outside of Paramaribo, Suriname,...
 
Special Operations Command South Welcomes New Commander  
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 9/18/2014 3:37 PM

Special Operations Command South Welcomes New Commander

Marine Gen. John F. Kelly, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, hands the U. S. Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH) unit colors to Army Brig. Gen. Kurt L. Sonntag officially making...

 
Fuerzas Comando 2014; One Champion, All Winners 
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 9/18/2014 12:50 PM

Fuerzas Comando 2014; One Champion, All Winners

By Army Staff Sgt. Angel Martinez
113th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

FORT TOLEMAIDA, Colombia, Aug. 2, 2014 – After a week of intense heat and extreme competition, Fuerzas Comando, the annual...

 
SOCSOUTH and Dominican Republic militaries partner during training exchange 
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 8/6/2014 11:00 AM

SOCSOUTH and Dominican Republic militaries partner during training exchange

Story by U.S. Navy Lt. Joseph M. Nawrocki

Special Operations Command South Public Affairs

SAN ISIDRO AFB, Dominican Republic - Green Berets assigned to 20th Special Forces...
 
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....

 
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Jumpmaster assigned to the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade

A jumpmaster assigned to the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade conducts pre-jump training and exiting procedures from the ramp of an American C-130 Hercules aircraft to Dominican Republic Special Operations service members during a Joint Combined Exercise Training (JCET) operation at the 4th Paracidista FARD, Commando de Fuerzas Especiales, Fuerza Aerea training facility, on the San Isidro AFB, in the Dominican Republic, March 18. The event was part of a month-long JCET held from Feb. 17 to March 20. (DoD photo Navy Lt. Joseph M. Nawrocki, Special Operations Command South Public Affairs)

U.S. and Dominican Republic Paratroopers board a C-130 Hercules aircraft

U.S. and Dominican Republic Paratroopers board a C-130 Hercules aircraft in order to conduct an airborne operation March 18 as part of a month-long Joint Combined Exercise Training (JCET) operation at the 4th Paracidista FARD, Commando de Fuerzas Especiales, Fuerza Aerea training facility, on San Isidro Air Force Base, Dominican Republic.  Nearly 100 paratroopers took part in the operation. Following the jump, there was a wing exchange between the Dominican and American counterparts.  (DoD photo Navy Lt. Joseph M. Nawrocki, Special Operations Command South Public Affairs)

American jumpmaster performs a final jumpmaster inspection

An American jumpmaster performs a final jumpmaster inspection, looking for any low flying aircraft or other potential hazards on the dropzone and ramp of an American C-130 Hercules aircraft during a combined airborne operation in which 72 Dominican and 22 American personnel jumped 1,500 feet during a Joint Combined Exercise Training (JCET) operation at the 4th Paracidista FARD, Commando de Fuerzas Especiales, Fuerza Aerea training facility March 18. (DoD photo Army Spc. Melvin Covington, U.S. Army Special Operations Command)

U.S. and Dominican Republic paratroopers jump from a C-130 Hercules aircraft

U.S. and Dominican Republic paratroopers jump from a C-130 Hercules aircraft during a combined airborne operation March 18 as part of a month-long Joint Combined Exercise Training (JCET) operation at the 4th Paracidista FARD, Commando de Fuerzas Especiales, Fuerza Aerea training facility, on San Isidro Air Force Base, Dominican Republic. (DoD photo Navy Lt. Joseph M. Nawrocki, Special Operations Command South Public Affairs)

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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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