Video: Beyond the Horizon 2013 School Construction in Achiote, Panama
Video by Sgt. Ronald A. Reeves
Colombian and U.S. military personnel work together preparing tools and equipment for laying gravel. Later the crew will place concrete for foundation. Beyond the Horizon 2013 helps Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S. share common interests and security concerns. Partner nations with the U.S. provide humanitarian assistance through medical readiness and engineering exercises. Each year as part of U.S. Army Southern Command's humanitarian and civic assistance program, personnel from all service branches conduct exercises in various countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Panama and El Salvador were chosen for 2013. The Beyond the Horizon engagement enhance our partner nation capabilities while also providing training opportunities for our own U.S. forces. Assistance provided to host and partner nations allows for medical readiness and engineering exercises. The engagements are an integral part of the U.S. role to sustain strong relationships with other nations military forces, building their capacity, and facilitating strategic access. U.S. Army South's Beyond the Horizon mission to Panama is a demonstration of the U.S. commitment to Panama, a nation with which the U.S. is dedicated to working in a collaborative effort.