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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, 2nd Marine Air Wing, out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., discusses construction progress with U.S. Air Force Col. James Sheedy, 474th Air Expeditionary Group and 612th Theater Operations Group commander, out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., during a visit to the NEW HORIZONS Honduras Gabriela Mistral primary school construction site in Ocotes Alto, Honduras, June 10, 2015.  “The United States Southern Command’s top priority is building up our partner nation’s capacity.  Being able to see U.S. military Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines out here being able to help out one of our partners in the Latin American region is tremendous. What they’re doing to help the local population is incredible,” said Sheedy.  Sheedy also visited exercise personnel at the Honduras Aguan well site, Gabriela Mistral primary school construction site, and saw the Dr. Salvador Paredos Hospital. Launched in the 1980’s, NEW HORIZONS is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise conducted by U.S. Southern Command with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint readiness training of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

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, 2nd Marine Air Wing, out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., discusses construction progress with U.S. Air Force Col. James Sheedy, 474th Air Expeditionary Group and 612th Theater Operations Group commander, out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., during a visit to the NEW HORIZONS Honduras Gabriela Mistral primary school construction site in Ocotes Alto, Honduras, June 10, 2015. “The United States Southern Command’s top priority is building up our partner nation’s capacity. Being able to see U.S. military Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines out here being able to help out one of our partners in the Latin American region is tremendous. What they’re doing to help the local population is incredible,” said Sheedy. Sheedy also visited exercise personnel at the Honduras Aguan well site, Gabriela Mistral primary school construction site, and saw the Dr. Salvador Paredos Hospital. Launched in the 1980’s, NEW HORIZONS is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise conducted by U.S. Southern Command with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint readiness training of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

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, 2nd Marine Air Wing, out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., discusses construction progress with U.S. Air Force Col. James Sheedy, 474th Air Expeditionary Group and 612th Theater Operations Group commander, out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., during a visit to the Gabriela Mistral primary school construction site in Ocotes Alto, Honduras, June 10, 2015. “Watching civil engineers work is amazing, these guys are incredible with what they can do with a little bit of brick, a little bit of mortar, and a couple pieces of steel. They were telling me that the building should be able to withstand 170 mile an hour winds. That’s pretty incredible that it can serve as a school to help educate, but can also provide security if a hurricane or something comes through,” said Sheedy.  Sheedy also visited exercise personnel at the Honduras Aguan well site, Gabriela Mistral primary school construction site, and saw the Dr. Salvador Paredos Hospital. Launched in the 1980’s, NEW HORIZONS is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise conducted by U.S. Southern Command with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint readiness training of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

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, 2nd Marine Air Wing, out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., discusses construction progress with U.S. Air Force Col. James Sheedy, 474th Air Expeditionary Group and 612th Theater Operations Group commander, out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., during a visit to the Gabriela Mistral primary school construction site in Ocotes Alto, Honduras, June 10, 2015. “Watching civil engineers work is amazing, these guys are incredible with what they can do with a little bit of brick, a little bit of mortar, and a couple pieces of steel. They were telling me that the building should be able to withstand 170 mile an hour winds. That’s pretty incredible that it can serve as a school to help educate, but can also provide security if a hurricane or something comes through,” said Sheedy. Sheedy also visited exercise personnel at the Honduras Aguan well site, Gabriela Mistral primary school construction site, and saw the Dr. Salvador Paredos Hospital. Launched in the 1980’s, NEW HORIZONS is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise conducted by U.S. Southern Command with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint readiness training of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. James Sheedy, 474th Air Expeditionary Group and 612th Theater Operations Group commander, greets NEW HORIZONS Honduras 2015 security forces personnel during a visit to see the progress in Trujillo, Honduras, June 10, 2015.  “This was a wonderful opportunity to come down here and see these folks; they’re doing great and amazing things. It’s great to see that we can come out and help and do something good. In the department of defense we always get to hear about how we’re taking out some bad guys, this is more of a good news story.  We’re actually building something that is going to endure and we are helping people get better,” said Sheedy.  Sheedy also visited exercise personnel at the Honduras Aguan well site, Gabriela Mistral primary school construction site, and saw the Dr. Salvador Paredos Hospital. Launched in the 1980’s, NEW HORIZONS is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise conducted by U.S. Southern Command with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint readiness training of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. James Sheedy, 474th Air Expeditionary Group and 612th Theater Operations Group commander, greets NEW HORIZONS Honduras 2015 security forces personnel during a visit to see the progress in Trujillo, Honduras, June 10, 2015. “This was a wonderful opportunity to come down here and see these folks; they’re doing great and amazing things. It’s great to see that we can come out and help and do something good. In the department of defense we always get to hear about how we’re taking out some bad guys, this is more of a good news story. We’re actually building something that is going to endure and we are helping people get better,” said Sheedy. Sheedy also visited exercise personnel at the Honduras Aguan well site, Gabriela Mistral primary school construction site, and saw the Dr. Salvador Paredos Hospital. Launched in the 1980’s, NEW HORIZONS is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise conducted by U.S. Southern Command with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint readiness training of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. James Sheedy, 474th Air Expeditionary Group and 612th Theater Operations Group commander, U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Raymond Griego, 474th Air Expeditionary Group and 612th Theater Operations Group superintendent, and U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jaime Lewis, 12th Air Force first sergeant, from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., arrive via U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter to Puerto Castillo Naval Base in Trujillo, Honduras, as part of a visit to see NEW HORIZONS Honduras 2015 sites and personnel June 10, 2015. The visit included visits at the Honduras Aguan well site, the Gabriela Mistral primary school site and Dr. Salvador Paredos Hospital. “It’s incredible that we get the opportunity to come down and provide what we in the U.S. think of as simple clinic medicine is tremendous when these people can’t get enough medical care due to lack of resources, lack of doctors or lack of hospitals. It’s good that we get to help out and spread good will,” said Sheedy.  Sheedy also visited exercise personnel at the Honduras Aguan well site, Gabriela Mistral primary school construction site, and saw the Dr. Salvador Paredos Hospital. Launched in the 1980’s, NEW HORIZONS is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise conducted by U.S. Southern Command with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint readiness training of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. James Sheedy, 474th Air Expeditionary Group and 612th Theater Operations Group commander, U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Raymond Griego, 474th Air Expeditionary Group and 612th Theater Operations Group superintendent, and U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jaime Lewis, 12th Air Force first sergeant, from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., arrive via U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter to Puerto Castillo Naval Base in Trujillo, Honduras, as part of a visit to see NEW HORIZONS Honduras 2015 sites and personnel June 10, 2015. The visit included visits at the Honduras Aguan well site, the Gabriela Mistral primary school site and Dr. Salvador Paredos Hospital. “It’s incredible that we get the opportunity to come down and provide what we in the U.S. think of as simple clinic medicine is tremendous when these people can’t get enough medical care due to lack of resources, lack of doctors or lack of hospitals. It’s good that we get to help out and spread good will,” said Sheedy. Sheedy also visited exercise personnel at the Honduras Aguan well site, Gabriela Mistral primary school construction site, and saw the Dr. Salvador Paredos Hospital. Launched in the 1980’s, NEW HORIZONS is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise conducted by U.S. Southern Command with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint readiness training of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. James Sheedy, 474th Air Expeditionary Group and 612th Theater Operations Group commander, out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., greets Honduran navy Lt. Mauricio Morazan, Puerto Castillo Navy Base operations chief, after landing at the base in Trujillo, Honduras, June 10, 2015. NEW HORIZONS Honduras 2015 personnel have been working closely with the Navy base to use their facility as a staging area for their equipment. “New Horizons is great for building partnership capacity. Special operations has a saying, “You only build support at the speed of trust,” and we can’t earn the trust of a whole other country without providing some help. Being able to support the local population with life sustaining and life enhancing opportunities it’s a great way to help build and build friendship,” said Sheedy.  Sheedy also visited exercise personnel at the Honduras Aguan well site, Gabriela Mistral primary school construction site, and saw the Dr. Salvador Paredos Hospital. Launched in the 1980’s, NEW HORIZONS is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise conducted by U.S. Southern Command with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint readiness training of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. James Sheedy, 474th Air Expeditionary Group and 612th Theater Operations Group commander, out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., greets Honduran navy Lt. Mauricio Morazan, Puerto Castillo Navy Base operations chief, after landing at the base in Trujillo, Honduras, June 10, 2015. NEW HORIZONS Honduras 2015 personnel have been working closely with the Navy base to use their facility as a staging area for their equipment. “New Horizons is great for building partnership capacity. Special operations has a saying, “You only build support at the speed of trust,” and we can’t earn the trust of a whole other country without providing some help. Being able to support the local population with life sustaining and life enhancing opportunities it’s a great way to help build and build friendship,” said Sheedy. Sheedy also visited exercise personnel at the Honduras Aguan well site, Gabriela Mistral primary school construction site, and saw the Dr. Salvador Paredos Hospital. Launched in the 1980’s, NEW HORIZONS is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise conducted by U.S. Southern Command with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint readiness training of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. James Sheedy, 474th Air Expeditionary Group and 612th Theater Operations Group commander, talks with U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Elliott, 823rd RED HORSE Squadron commander and NEW HORIZONS Honduras 2015 exercise commander, out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., at the Puerto Castillo Naval Base in Trujillo, Honduras, June 10, 2015. Sheedy oversees THE NEW HORIZONS exercise and visited exercise personnel at the Honduras Aguan well, Gabriela Mistral primary school construction site, and Dr. Salvador Paredos Hospital. “Whenever one of these operations comes up to the command and control chain that have to attach it to a unit or build a unit, we have a unit, the 474th Air Expeditionary Group, to I get to be the commander and oversee the command and control,” said Sheedy.  Sheedy also visited exercise personnel at the Honduras Aguan well site, Gabriela Mistral primary school construction site, and saw the Dr. Salvador Paredos Hospital. Launched in the 1980’s, NEW HORIZONS is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise conducted by U.S. Southern Command with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint readiness training of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. James Sheedy, 474th Air Expeditionary Group and 612th Theater Operations Group commander, talks with U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Elliott, 823rd RED HORSE Squadron commander and NEW HORIZONS Honduras 2015 exercise commander, out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., at the Puerto Castillo Naval Base in Trujillo, Honduras, June 10, 2015. Sheedy oversees THE NEW HORIZONS exercise and visited exercise personnel at the Honduras Aguan well, Gabriela Mistral primary school construction site, and Dr. Salvador Paredos Hospital. “Whenever one of these operations comes up to the command and control chain that have to attach it to a unit or build a unit, we have a unit, the 474th Air Expeditionary Group, to I get to be the commander and oversee the command and control,” said Sheedy. Sheedy also visited exercise personnel at the Honduras Aguan well site, Gabriela Mistral primary school construction site, and saw the Dr. Salvador Paredos Hospital. Launched in the 1980’s, NEW HORIZONS is an annual joint humanitarian assistance exercise conducted by U.S. Southern Command with a partner nation in Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The exercise improves joint readiness training of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals and support personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David J. Murphy/Released)

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