Posted: Apr 14, 2011 4:45 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP
PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana National Guard will lead a U.S. Southern Command New Horizons training exercise in Haiti comprised of National Guard, Reserve and active duty forces from
around the country, as well as units from Belize, Canada and Colombia, from late April to late June.
The mission of Task Force Bon Voizen ( vwah-ZEN or Good Neighbor) is to build schools and clinics, and provide medical and
dental services to Haitians near the city of Gonaives. Many
Haitians migrated to the area after January's devastating
earthquake destroyed their homes.
This is the second year the guard has been asked to lead a New
Horizon's mission to Haiti. Last year, the group worked on four
different school construction sites and staffed medical and dental