Operation New Horizons

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USS Saipan participates in Operation New Horizons in Haiti

Operation New Horizons is a series of recurring U.S.-led operations in Central and South America and the Caribbean Islands.[1] It has had several names over the years, including New Horizons and Beyond the Horizons (as of 2008). U.S. Southern Command sponsors these operations and uses active duty, reserve and National Guard forces from throughout the United States to conduct the missions.[2] The units involved focus on engineering type endeavors to enhance the infrastructure of a region by building schools, medical clinics and roads and similar projects. The units also conduct medical assistance by providing such support to an area.[3] Joint Task Force Bravo coordinates a number of these activities.[4] In addition, these operations often include non-military assistance, such as from the United States Agency for International Development and the United States Department of Agriculture.


  1. ^ "171st Aviation Finds 'New Horizons'". Georgia Department of Defense. Retrieved 2008-10-19.
  2. ^ "Operation New Horizons". GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 2008-10-18.
  3. ^ "Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Participates in Operation New Horizon '06". Nemours Foundation. Archived from the original on 2008-05-10. Retrieved 2008-10-19.
  4. ^ "New Horizons/Beyond The Horizon". Joint Task Force Bravo. Retrieved 2008-10-19.