The three-month exercise, from June 4 to August 31, will feature construction of community facilities, a disaster response exercise, and the provision of free medical care to an estimated 30,000 people.
New Horizons activities provide assistance to areas in need and advance Peru’s social inclusion goals while also enhancing military and civilian cooperation and disaster response capabilities.
New Horizons is a joint effort of the governments of the United States and Peru. It is led by the Peruvian Ministries of Defense and Health, the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).
Regional and municipal authorities in the regions of Ica and Huancavelica, which were hit by a devastating earthquake in August 2007, also provide essential logistical support.
New Horizons will be launched Tuesday by Peru's Defense Minister Jose Urquizo and U.S. Ambassador to Peru, Rose M. Likins, in Chincha, Ica.
They will lay the foundation stone for a 2,200 square-meter multi-use community center in the Chincha district of Tambo de Mora.