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New Horizons personnel complete construction on Honduran school house

(From left to right) U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Elliott, 823rd RED HORSE Squadron deputy commander and New Horizons Honduras exercise commander, out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., and a native of Grove City, Pa.; Director Doris Maradiaga, Colón Department of Education district director; Principal Abraham Ruiz, Gabriela Mistral school; Honduran Army Col. Rafael Deras, 15th Battalion commander: Ghisell Padilla, Colón Department governor; and Trujillo Mayor José Antonio Lainez cut the ribbon of the new two-classroom schoolhouse at the Gabriela Mistral school in Ocotes Alto, July 28, 2015, as part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event marked the official opening of the building which was one of the key projects as part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise taking place in around Trujillo, Honduras. New Horizons was launched in the 1980s and is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise that U.S. Southern Command conducts with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint training readiness of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

(From left to right) U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Elliott, 823rd RED HORSE Squadron deputy commander and New Horizons Honduras exercise commander, out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., and a native of Grove City, Pa.; Director Doris Maradiaga, Colón Department of Education district director; Principal Abraham Ruiz, Gabriela Mistral school; Honduran Army Col. Rafael Deras, 15th Battalion commander: Ghisell Padilla, Colón Department governor; and Trujillo Mayor José Antonio Lainez cut the ribbon of the new two-classroom schoolhouse at the Gabriela Mistral school in Ocotes Alto, July 28, 2015, as part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event marked the official opening of the building which was one of the key projects as part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise taking place in around Trujillo, Honduras. New Horizons was launched in the 1980s and is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise that U.S. Southern Command conducts with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint training readiness of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Isaiah Maki, 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron project manager, out of Hurlburt Field, Fla. and U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Robert Brown, a combat engineering officer and construction site officer in charge with the 271st Marine Wing Support Squadron, out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., unveil the dedication plaque for the new two-classroom schoolhouse at the Gabriela Mistral school in Ocotes Alto, Honduras, July 28, 2015, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to official open the building. The event marked the official opening of the building which was one of the key projects as part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise taking place in and around Trujillo, Honduras. New Horizons was launched in the 1980s and is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise that U.S. Southern Command conducts with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint training readiness of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Isaiah Maki, 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron project manager, out of Hurlburt Field, Fla. and U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Robert Brown, a combat engineering officer and construction site officer in charge with the 271st Marine Wing Support Squadron, out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., unveil the dedication plaque for the new two-classroom schoolhouse at the Gabriela Mistral school in Ocotes Alto, Honduras, July 28, 2015, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to official open the building. The event marked the official opening of the building which was one of the key projects as part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise taking place in and around Trujillo, Honduras. New Horizons was launched in the 1980s and is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise that U.S. Southern Command conducts with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint training readiness of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

Gabriela Mistral students perform a traditional dance during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Gabriela Mistral school in Ocotes Alto, Honduras, July 28, 2015. The ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the opening of the new two-classroom schoolhouse. The schoolhouse was one of the key projects that occurred as part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise taking place in and around Trujillo, Honduras. New Horizons was launched in the 1980s and is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise that U.S. Southern Command conducts with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint training readiness of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

Gabriela Mistral students perform a traditional dance during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Gabriela Mistral school in Ocotes Alto, Honduras, July 28, 2015. The ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the opening of the new two-classroom schoolhouse. The schoolhouse was one of the key projects that occurred as part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise taking place in and around Trujillo, Honduras. New Horizons was launched in the 1980s and is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise that U.S. Southern Command conducts with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint training readiness of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

Gabriela Mistral School Principal Abraham Ruiz hands a gift to U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Rosier, 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron structural craftsman and Tampa, Fla., native, as a token of his appreciation for the work that he and other members of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise performed in the construction of a new two-classroom schoolhouse during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Ocotes Alto, Honduras, July 28, 2015. Ruiz gave a gift to every member of the New Horizons team that worked in the construction of the building. New Horizons was launched in the 1980s and is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise that U.S. Southern Command conducts with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint training readiness of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

Gabriela Mistral School Principal Abraham Ruiz hands a gift to U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Rosier, 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron structural craftsman and Tampa, Fla., native, as a token of his appreciation for the work that he and other members of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise performed in the construction of a new two-classroom schoolhouse during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Ocotes Alto, Honduras, July 28, 2015. Ruiz gave a gift to every member of the New Horizons team that worked in the construction of the building. New Horizons was launched in the 1980s and is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise that U.S. Southern Command conducts with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint training readiness of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

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