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Villanueva, Chinandega, Nicaragua (March 4, 2005) Brig. Gen. Stanley Gordon, the Deputy Adjutant General, Army, Utah National Guard, returns the salute of Maj. Pete Adams, a Utah Army National Guard Soldier serving as the Operations Officer of Task Force Chinandega, before the Opening Ceremony of New Horizons 2005 Nicaragua. New Horizons is a civil-military operation that combines humanitarian aid missions with military training across Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Task Force Chinandega is building four schools and two medical clinics in western Nicaragua; they are also providing free medical care to local residents, as well as free veterinary care to the livestock of local ranchers and farmers. The Task Force is comprised of reservists from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. Most troops are in Nicaragua for their two-week annual training, but there are about 80 Soldiers and Airmen from Utah, Puerto Rico, California, Nebraska and North Dakota that will stay on active duty until the mission is completed in May.
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