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  • Latin American Air Force cadets tour US, build partnerships throughout the hemisphere

    Future leaders of 11 Latin American Air Forces visited 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) on the tail-end of their visit through the United States, as part of the Latin American Cadet Initiative. The twenty-two cadets represented air forces from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.
  • U.S. Air Force hydrazine team train Chilean Airmen

    A U.S. Air Force hydrazine Mobile Training Team traveled to Los Condores Air Base, Chile, to conduct classroom instruction and hands-on training with Chilean Air Force fuels technicians. Hydrazine is a back-up fuel used in F-16 Fighting Falcons that allows a pilot to regain control in the event of an electrical or hydraulic failure. When the hydrazine is released it creates a chemical reaction that allows the pilot to manually maneuver the aircraft in order to land it safely. The two-man team taught seven Chilean fuel Airmen how to properly assemble, operate and maintain their new hydrazine servicing stand. The stand is used to refuel and defuel, purge, and prepare a shipment of hydrazine tanks.
  • Air Advisors conduct first-ever BPC mission in Costa Rica

    JUAN SANTAMARIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Costa Rica -- The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) recently conducted their first-ever mission to the Central American country of Costa Rica.  The nine member team, executed a three-week building partnership capacity (BPC) mission with the air vigilance service (SVA), from May 16 through June 9,
  • Total Force Integration and Joint Operations Showcase Teamwork

    While the effects of the New Horizons exercise are humanitarian in nature, a primary objective of the program is deployment training, where each member gains experience and works with other branches and seeing the benefits they deliver in accomplish the mission.
  • 571st MSAS builds partnership capacity in the Dominican Republic

    SAN ISIDRO AIR BASE, Dominican Republic -- The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) completed training with the Dominican Republic Air Force (FARD) near Santo Domingo from April 18 through May 5, 2018. The MSAS team trained members of the FARD on aircraft weight and balance, corrosion control, hazardous materials management and radio
  • US, Salvadoran airmen share night vision knowledge

    Partner nation service members participated in a Subject Matter Expert Exchange at the 357th Fighter Squadron’s aircrew flight equipment shop, March 6-8. The exchange focused on the night vision goggles calibration, preventative maintenance and storage, as well as, the aircrew flight equipment shop structure. Two El Salvadoran Air Force aircraft mechanics and two U.S. Air Force aircrew flight equipment craftsmen shared knowledge through the mission planner who was able to interpret the information between the airmen.
  • 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Air Force Section Chief Theater Security Cooperation Workshop

    The workshop brought key personnel together to discuss strategy and to plan fiscal years 2019-2021 events in 12th Air Force’s (Air Forces Southern) Area of Responsibility. Seventeen Air Force Section Chiefs, fourteen National Guard Bureau State Partner Program representatives, as well as, air advisors from the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, officials from U.S. Southern Command and Secretary of the Air Force International Affairs joined members of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) for the workshop.
  • Mobility Air Forces enables JTF-Bravo deployment to Haiti

    U.S. Air Force heavy airlift was called upon to support approximately 200 Soldiers, Airmen and Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Southern Command and Joint Task Force-Bravo who deployed this week with two CH-53E Super Stallion, three CH-47 Chinook, and two UH-60L and two HH-60L Black Hawk helicopters to provide heavy and medium lift to support the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission to alleviate human suffering and bolster Haitian disaster response capabilities.
  • Honduran, U.S. volunteers conduct underground search and rescue training

    Nearly a dozen Honduran PUMCIR (Personal Utilizado en Misiones Contra Incendio y Rescate – Personnel Used in Fire and Rescue) volunteers and seven U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, conducted a search and rescue exercise in Comayagua National Park near El Volcan, Honduras.
  • AFSOUTH facilitates new capability in Uruguay

    An Airman from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) teamed up with two U.S. Army Soldiers from Joint Task Force-Bravo to facilitate K-9 certifications with the Uruguayan military, from Aug. 1-12. The U.S. service members instructed 19 Uruguayan participants in a variety of disciplines including on and off leash obedience, explosives and narcotics
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