Operation Lone Star returns to Rio Grande Valley
Texas Military Department service members from the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard and Texas State Guard stand with Eduardo Olivarez of the Hidalgo County Department of Health and Human Services service members from the Chilean Army, Chilean Air Force and Chilean Navy during a military exchange and a tour of an Operation Lone Star site in Pharr, Texas, July 27, 2016. The Texas Military Department, as a part of the State Partnership Program (SPP), partners with the Chilean military and conducts numerous exchanges each year facilitating cooperation across all aspects of international civil-military affairs and encouraging people-to-people ties at the state level. OLS is an annual medical disaster preparedness training exercise, uniting federal, state and local health and human service providers, that addresses the medical needs of thousands of underserved Texas residents every year. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Malcolm McClendon)