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NEW HORIZONS Groundbreaking Ceremony

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Elliott, New Horizons Honduras commander and 823rd RED HORSE deputy commander and Grove City, Pa., speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony at the Gabriela Mistral primary school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. U.S. Air Force Capt. Austin McKinney, 8th Air Force Life Cycle Management Center deputy program manager out of Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., and Canton, Mich., native, translates. The event also acted as an official start to the New Horizons exercise which will take place in and around the Trujillo and Tocoa areas. 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 Lt. Col. Ryan Elliott, New Horizons Honduras commander and 823rd RED HORSE deputy commander and Grove City, Pa., speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony at the Gabriela Mistral primary school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. U.S. Air Force Capt. Austin McKinney, 8th Air Force Life Cycle Management Center deputy program manager out of Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., and Canton, Mich., native, translates. The event also acted as an official start to the New Horizons exercise which will take place in and around the Trujillo and Tocoa areas. 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)

Gabriala Mistral students watch as their fellow students perform a traditional dance during the groundbreaking ceremony on the Gabriela Mistral school grounds in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The groundbreaking celebrated the beginning of construction on a new two-classroom building and marked the beginning of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise taking place in and around the Trujillo and Tocoa areas. 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)

Gabriala Mistral students watch as their fellow students perform a traditional dance during the groundbreaking ceremony on the Gabriela Mistral school grounds in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The groundbreaking celebrated the beginning of construction on a new two-classroom building and marked the beginning of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise taking place in and around the Trujillo and Tocoa areas. 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 Airmen from the 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron, out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., and U.S. Marines from the 271st Marine Wing Support Squadron, 2nd Marine Air Wing, out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., watch the groundbreaking ceremony at the Gabriela Mistral school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The Airmen and Marines will be working together as part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise, an annual humanitarian exercise put on by U.S. Southern Command. 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 Airmen from the 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron, out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., and U.S. Marines from the 271st Marine Wing Support Squadron, 2nd Marine Air Wing, out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., watch the groundbreaking ceremony at the Gabriela Mistral school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The Airmen and Marines will be working together as part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise, an annual humanitarian exercise put on by U.S. Southern Command. 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)

Gabirela Mistral students watch the groundbreaking ceremony at the Gabriela Mistral school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The children performed a number of dance routines as part of the ceremony which also marked the first day of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise taking place in and around the Trujillo and Tocoa areas. 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)

Gabirela Mistral students watch the groundbreaking ceremony at the Gabriela Mistral school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The children performed a number of dance routines as part of the ceremony which also marked the first day of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise taking place in and around the Trujillo and Tocoa areas. 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 a modern dance number for the attendees of the groundbreaking ceremony at the school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The event also marked the beginning of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise. 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 a modern dance number for the attendees of the groundbreaking ceremony at the school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The event also marked the beginning of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise. 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)

Abraham Ruiz, Gabriela Mistral principal, speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony at his school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The event marked the first day of construction on the site and the first day of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise taking place in and around Trujillo and Tocoa 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)

Abraham Ruiz, Gabriela Mistral principal, speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony at his school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The event marked the first day of construction on the site and the first day of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise taking place in and around Trujillo and Tocoa 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 Capt. Austin McKinney, 8th Air Force Life Cycle Management Center deputy program manager out of Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., and Canton, Mich. native, hands out candy to children following a groundbreaking ceremony at the Gabriela Mistral primary school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. McKinney provided translation services during the ceremony which signified the official start of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise. 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 Capt. Austin McKinney, 8th Air Force Life Cycle Management Center deputy program manager out of Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., and Canton, Mich. native, hands out candy to children following a groundbreaking ceremony at the Gabriela Mistral primary school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. McKinney provided translation services during the ceremony which signified the official start of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise. 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)

Marines from 271st Marine Wing Support Squadron, 2nd Marine Air Wing, out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., dig a trench for electrical wire around the exterior of the new school building being constructed at Gabriela Mistral primary school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The Marines will be working with their Air Force counterparts from the 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., during exercise New Horizons Honduras 2015. 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)

Marines from 271st Marine Wing Support Squadron, 2nd Marine Air Wing, out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., dig a trench for electrical wire around the exterior of the new school building being constructed at Gabriela Mistral primary school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The Marines will be working with their Air Force counterparts from the 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., during exercise New Horizons Honduras 2015. 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. Marine Corporal Benjamin Moonen, a combat engineer with a 271st Marine Wing Support Squadron, 2nd Marine Air Wing, out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., and Sturgeon Lake, Minn. native, helps dig a trench for electrical wire during construction at the Gabriela Mistral primary school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The school project is one part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015, an annual humanitarian and training exercise put on by U.S. Southern Command. 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. Marine Corporal Benjamin Moonen, a combat engineer with a 271st Marine Wing Support Squadron, 2nd Marine Air Wing, out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., and Sturgeon Lake, Minn. native, helps dig a trench for electrical wire during construction at the Gabriela Mistral primary school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The school project is one part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015, an annual humanitarian and training exercise put on by U.S. Southern Command. 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)

Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Rosier, 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron structural supervisor, does what’s known as “chasing the band” to determine is the block he is laying will lay right when mortar is applied during construction at the Gabriela Mistral school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. Rosier, a Painesville, Ohio, native, is one part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise taking place throughout Trujillo and Tocoa. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Rosier, 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron structural supervisor, does what’s known as “chasing the band” to determine is the block he is laying will lay right when mortar is applied during construction at the Gabriela Mistral school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. Rosier, a Painesville, Ohio, native, is one part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise taking place throughout Trujillo and Tocoa. 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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Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Rosier, 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron structural supervisor, does what’s known as “chasing the band” to determine is the block he is laying will lay right when mortar is applied during construction at the Gabriela Mistral school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. Rosier, a Painesville, Ohio, native, is one part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise taking place throughout Trujillo and Tocoa. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Rosier, 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron structural supervisor, does what’s known as “chasing the band” to determine is the block he is laying will lay right when mortar is applied during construction at the Gabriela Mistral school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. Rosier, a Painesville, Ohio, native, is one part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise taking place throughout Trujillo and Tocoa. 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 Airmen with the 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., prepare the first layer of brick, or the first course, in the construction of a new two-classroom building at the Gabriela Mistrel primary school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. 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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U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., prepare the first layer of brick, or the first course, in the construction of a new two-classroom building at the Gabriela Mistrel primary school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. 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)

Members of the 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron use a screen to sift through dirt, which will be used to create mortar for the bricks used in the creation of the new building at the Gabriela Mistral school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The RED HORSE members are in Honduras to participate in a New Horizons training exercise taking place throughout Trujillo and Tocoa. 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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Members of the 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron use a screen to sift through dirt, which will be used to create mortar for the bricks used in the creation of the new building at the Gabriela Mistral school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The RED HORSE members are in Honduras to participate in a New Horizons training exercise taking place throughout Trujillo and Tocoa. 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 Staff Sgt. Michael Zemke, 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron, out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., pavements and heavy equipment operator and Hilo, Hawaii native, move dirt for a septic system at the Gabriela Mistral primary school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The school project is one part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015, an annual humanitarian and training exercise put on by U.S. Southern Command. 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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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Zemke, 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron, out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., pavements and heavy equipment operator and Hilo, Hawaii native, move dirt for a septic system at the Gabriela Mistral primary school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The school project is one part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015, an annual humanitarian and training exercise put on by U.S. Southern Command. 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 Airmen from the 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron, out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., and U.S. Marines from the 271st Marine Wing Support Squadron, 2nd Marine Air Wing, out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., work together to lay brick in the second course at the Gabriela Mistral school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The Airmen and Marines work together as part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise, an annual humanitarian exercise put on by U.S. Southern Command. 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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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron, out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., and U.S. Marines from the 271st Marine Wing Support Squadron, 2nd Marine Air Wing, out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., work together to lay brick in the second course at the Gabriela Mistral school in Ocotoes Alto, Honduras, June 1, 2015. The Airmen and Marines work together as part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise, an annual humanitarian exercise put on by U.S. Southern Command. 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. Marine Sgt. Caleb Rey, a combat engineer and Spring Hope, N.C., native with the 271st Marine Wing Support Squadron, 2nd Marine Air Wing, out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., cleans mortar from around a block in the first course of bricks being laid for the Gabriela Mistral primary school in Ocotoes Alto, June 1, 2015. The construction project is part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise, an annual humanitarian exercise put on by U.S. Southern Command. 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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U.S. Marine Sgt. Caleb Rey, a combat engineer and Spring Hope, N.C., native with the 271st Marine Wing Support Squadron, 2nd Marine Air Wing, out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., cleans mortar from around a block in the first course of bricks being laid for the Gabriela Mistral primary school in Ocotoes Alto, June 1, 2015. The construction project is part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise, an annual humanitarian exercise put on by U.S. Southern Command. 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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