Beyond the Horizon Exercise Begins in Honduras

first_img U.S. Army South and the Honduran military kicked off the Beyond the Horizon Honduras (BTH) 2012 exercise April 16 in a ceremony at a remote forward operating base near Naco, Honduras. BTH Honduras 2012 is an Army South exercise deploying military engineers and medical professionals to Honduras for training, while providing services to rural communities. BTH is part of U.S. Southern Command’s annual humanitarian and civic assistance program. Working closely with host nation forces and civilian organizations, BTH teams participate in a valuable training opportunity and provide medical, dental and engineering support. “We are making steady, positive progress to partner with the Honduran military in order to help the people of Honduras. And I know we will benefit greatly from this exceptional training opportunity,” said Lt. Col. Robert Jones, Partnership of the Americas Collaboration and Coordination Element (PACCE) commander. The PACCE, also known as Task Force Tropic, is the command and control element responsible for executing the BTH mission in Honduras. It is comprised primarily of Soldiers from the Missouri Army National Guard. According to Jones, there will be a daily average of approximately 250 military personnel participating, totaling more than 1,000 overall. During the BTH exercise several smaller events called medical readiness training exercises (MEDRETEs) take place, which consist of a team of military medical and dental professionals who, while providing medical services to people in need of treatment, gain valuable real-world training. Jones expects the MEDRETEs will be able to treat thousands of Hondurans during the BTH. The BTH exercise also consists of engineering support where service members build or repair schools, clinics, roads and other vital facilities. During BTH Honduras, two schools will be built, one school renovated and two clinics constructed. Maj. Gen. Simeon G. Trombitas, the commanding general of Army South, whose command is the coordinating authority for the overall planning and execution of the exercise, spoke at the opening ceremony. “BTH is the kind of partnership that fosters the trust and interoperability that will sustain our friendship in the face of future adversity, whatever that adversity may be,” said Trombitas. The BTH Honduras opening ceremony included such dignitaries as Lisa Kubiske, the U.S. ambassador to Honduras; Maj. Gen. Rene Arnoldo Osorio Canales, the Honduran chairman of the joint staff; Marlon Pascua Cerrato, the Honduran secretary of national defense; as well as the Honduran service chiefs of the army, navy and air force. “I am immensely proud of Task Force Tropic and the troops who will support this BTH,” said Trombitas. “They have volunteered their own time away from family and civilian jobs to work with Honduran forces to provide assistance.” After the ceremony concluded and the dignitaries departed, the Task Force Tropic Soldiers broke ground on a new construction project, building the first school. By Dialogo April 25, 2012 How do I get in touch with youlast_img read more

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Baseball Wildcats fall twice to Liverpool in rough patch

first_imgAn early exchange of runs had WG scoring once in the first inning and twice in the second as Bonacci and Luis Suarez drove in runs, yet Liverpool answered by converting twice in both innings off Wildcats pitcher Jack Gordon.From there, the pitching took over on both ends, with Gordon only surrendering a fourth-inning run before Sam Gallager relieved him, but the Warriors’ Nyhmin Green blanked the Wildcats over his last four innings before Matt Pare got the save.Only Bonacci had two hits on WG’s side. By contrast, Harder had three of Liverpool’s nine hits, driving in a run as Sam Sgroi added two hits and Marsh got a pair of RBIs.Wednesday was supposed to bring  the conclusion of the 2-2 game with Cicero-North Syracuse at the Gillette Road complex halted by rain a week earlier.Yet more wet weather meant another postponement, to go with the third game against Liverpool getting moved to this Wednesday amid the B’ville series.And in the meantime, WG met Rome Free Academy on Saturday and dropped its third straight game, a 1-0 decision where, for five innings, Paige dueled with the Black Knights’ Justin Swavely, neither ace allowing a run.Only in the bottom of the sixth did RFA get to Paige and reliever Sam Gallager, Riley Brawdy scoring the run as, overall, Swavely held the Wildcats to three hits and struck out seven.Back on Monday at NBT Bank Stadium, Jordan-Elbridge nearly erased a 9-0 deficit against Bishop Grimes, mostly on the basis of a seven-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning.Ultimately, the Eagles lost, 11-8, to the Cobras, but not before a big scare where Zach Fabrize, Sean Dristle and Jordan Osborn each got two hits, Fabrize scoring twice as he and Dristle, along with Carson Ashby and Geoff Lippa, got one RBI apiece.Then J-E lost 5-2 to Mexico a day later. Keegan Ferris pitched for the Eagles as the Tigers got to him for two runs in both the first and fourth innings, Ryan Mosher getting three RBIs. Osborn and Ferris drove in J-E’s runs, but the team had just five hits overall.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: BaseballWest Genesee Ryan Paige lasted four innings, but after he left the Warriors got away with a four-run sixth inning as Adam Marsh (three RBIs), Kobe Stenson and Mike DeStefano (two RBIs apiece) led Liverpool’s push.WG did not get on the board until the bottom of the sixth, when Tyler Kensey doubled home Chris Bonacci, but that was all Warriors pitcher Luke Harder would surrender as he held the Wildcats to two hits, striking out five.All of this was fairly simple to take, but when WG faced Liverpool again a day later in the second game of the series, the Wildcats again lost, this time by a 5-3 margin.center_img Not until the penultimate day of April did the West Genesee baseball team take its first blemish in the 2019 season, but the second quickly followed.The first of these defeats took place on the big field at NBT Bank Stadium, where in last Monday night’s Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease Classic the Wildcats could not get itself going in a 9-1 defeat to Liverpool.This same Warriors team had also handed Baldwinsville its first defeat on April 25 in a 5-4, eight-inning battle, but here Liverpool went out in front 3-0 by the end of the second inning.last_img read more

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