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NEW HORIZONS well drilling

Posted July 16, 2015 by (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy)

A Honduras Aguan resident poses for a photo near the well site in Honduras Aguan, Honduras. The well is one of multiple projects going on in and around Trujillo as part of NEW HORIZONS. NEW HORIZONS was launched in the 1980s and is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise that U.S. Southern Command conducts with…

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GPS: Twenty years of positioning, navigation, timing

Posted July 16, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — In the past, leaving the house without an atlas or map full of coordinates and colorful directions sometimes led to the driver leading their passengers through an abyss of twists and turns during a simple trip across town. However, those days came to an end with the explosion of the Global…

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NEW HORIZONS personnel volunteer to plant trees with Honduran students

Posted July 9, 2015 by Staff

U.S. Air Force Capt. Austin McKinney, 12th Air Force assessments officer in charge, helps students plant trees during the National Tree Day celebration at Rafeal Peneda Ponce School in Trujillo, Honduras, June 19. McKinney is a member of the NEW HORIZONS Honduras 2015 training exercise which is providing support throughout the Trujillo and Tocoa regions…

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Western hemisphere Air Chiefs meet at CONJEFAMER

Posted July 9, 2015 by Capt. Bryan Bouchard

MEXICO CITY  — United-Allied. This is the motto of the System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces, or SICOFAA. The organization is a collection of more than 20 air force leaders from across the Western Hemisphere. They met June 22-26 in Mexico City for a summit known as the Conference of American Air Chiefs to confer…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson)
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Living the American Dream

Posted June 25, 2015 by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson

SOUTHWEST ASIA — On Christmas day in 1991, the Soviet flag flew over the Kremlin in Moscow for the last time. People across the country took what jobs they could find, getting paid a fraction of what they made before as the local currency became nearly worthless. The burden of the country’s uncertain direction weighed heavily on…

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AFSOUTH Airmen visit orphans

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman) Staff Sgt. Katie Adams, Master Sgt. Roberto Vasquez and Capt. Sarah Hartenstein, all members of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), take a group photo with the children at Casa de Corderitos orphanage outside the city of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, June 18. The 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH) members…

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AFSOUTH paves way to increase capabilities in Honduras

Posted June 25, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AFNS) — A five-member assessment team from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron at Travis AFB, California, traveled to Honduras June 15-19 to perform a three-day capabilities assessment at several Honduran air bases as part of ongoing partnership operations. The…

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman)
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AFSOUTH Airmen visit orphans, deliver gifts to those in need

Posted June 25, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AFNS) — Up a winding mountain road through the mountains of Honduras, about an hour outside the city of Tegucigalpa, is the town of Casa de Corderitos, a small community of orphaned and neglected children. This is where Airmen from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) decided to spend some of their downtime…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski)
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U.S. and partner nations participate in mass casualty exercise

Posted June 11, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

WINSLOW, Ariz.  — A mass casualty exercise involving multinational armed services took place in northern Arizona Friday for Angel Thunder 2015. A casualty collection point was setup in an aircraft hangar at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport where more than 50 simulated casualties were transported from a simulated flood disaster site in Camp Navajo Training Site, Arizona. Upon arrival…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant)
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That others may live: AFSOUTH heads to Brazil for Search and Rescue SMEE

Posted May 28, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

Campo Grande — U.S. Airmen traveled to Brazil to participate in a week-long subject matter expert exchange with members of the Brazilian air force, from May 11-15, focusing on Search and Rescue capabilities. The Airmen from Air Forces Southern’ s 347th Rescue Group and 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, supported  a week-long exchange of SAR best practices…

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