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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)

PHOTO BY: Capt. David J. MurphyReleased
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