New Horizons, the U.S. Southern Command’s annual training exercise, kicks off in Linden next month. The three month event will train U.S. military civil engineers and medical professionals, who will work alongside Guyanese military and health professionals in joint humanitarian assistance exercises.
New Horizons personnel and their local counterparts will work at various locations in and around Linden, Port Mourant, New Amsterdam and Georgetown, to construct three community centers and one women’s shelter. U.S. military doctors will also be present to provide medical care to Guyanese citizens during the exercise, including ophthalmologic care and surgery. The New Horizons exercise will conclude in August 2019.
New Horizons is an annual U.S. Southern Command training and humanitarian exercise that is led by the Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) in various countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Guyana previously hosted successful New Horizons exercises in 2004 and 2009.