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A look at Joint Task Force-Bravo conducting multiple medical readiness training exercises (MEDRETE) to provide knowledge, care and hope to the people of Honduras.
Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela visited Joint Interagency Task Force-South in Key West, Fla. on Jan. 4 to meet with Adm. Craig Faller, commander of SOUTHCOM, and other leaders and partners.
Medical personnel assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo and the USNS Comfort, working in concert with partner nation professionals, provide medical care in Honduras.
The hospital ship USNS Comfort's Enduring Promise medical support mission to Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras is complete. Working with officials in each nation, Comfort's crew treated 26,701 patients during the mission.

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U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, U.S. Southern Command commander, speaks to 12th Air Force (Air Force Southern) Airmen at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 9, 2019. U.S. Southern Command is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Caribbean and Central and South America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz)
Admiral Faller emphasizes to USSOUTHCOM’s air component that teams win
By Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz | Jan. 14, 2019
Faller recently took command of the U.S. Southern Command, which is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean Sea. The visit was meant to integrate and familiarize him with 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), the air and space component to USSOUTHCOM.

Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) instructors partnered with   representatives from Joint Task Force-Bravo and Honduran contingency organizations for an Interagency Crisis Action Planning course in Tegucigalpa, Dec. 10 - 14, 2018.
WHINSEC leads Interagency Crisis Action Planning course in Honduras
By Maria Pinel | Jan. 10, 2019
Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) instructors partnered with representatives from Joint Task Force-Bravo and Honduran contingency organizations for an Interagency Crisis Action Planning course in Tegucigalpa, Dec. 10 - 14, 2018.

GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA – Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston delivered nearly 8,000 pounds of humanitarian aid to Guatemala City yesterday.
The mission, part of a standard C-17 Globemaster III aircraft training mission, delivered the donated supplies consisting of firefighting and rescue equipment to the people of Guatemala.
Reservists deliver humanitarian aid to Guatemala
By Maj. Wayne Capps | Jan. 9, 2019
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA – Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston delivered nearly 8,000 pounds of humanitarian aid to Guatemala City yesterday. The mission, part of a standard C-17 Globemaster III aircraft training mission, delivered the donated supplies consisting of firefighting and rescue equipment to the people of Guatemala.

The Department of Defense presented the U.S. Southern Command-based Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Technical Assistance Field Team (CBSI-TAFT) with the 2018 Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence in Maintenance Training, Advice, and Assistance of Foreign Security Forces Operational during a ceremony in Tampa, Fla. Dec. 18. (SOUTHCOM Photo)
Technicians Assisting Caribbean Receive Secretary of Defense Maintenance Award
By SOUTHCOM Public Affairs | Dec. 21, 2018
The Department of Defense presented the U.S. Southern Command-based Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Technical Assistance Field Team (CBSI-TAFT) with the 2018 Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence in Maintenance Training, Advice, and Assistance of Foreign Security Forces Operational during a ceremony in Tampa, Fla. Dec. 18.

181218-N-CX372-0180 NORFOLK, Va. (December 18, 2018)—Rear Admiral Sean Buck, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command addresses reporters at press conference for the homecoming of USNS Comfort. Comfort returned to Virginia after completing its 11-week medical support mission to South and Central America, part of U.S. Southern Command’s Operation Enduring Promise initiative. From left to right, Capt. David Murrin, Master, USNS Comfort, Capt. William Shafley, Mission Commander, Capt. Kevin Buckley, Medical Treatment Facility Commanding Officer, USNS Comfort, Capt. Hans Lynch, Commander, MSC Atlantic. Comfort’s embarked medical team worked with health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Columbia and Honduras, providing care both aboard the ship and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems caused partially by an increase in cross-border migrants. (U.S. Navy photograph by Brian Suriani/Released)
Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Returns to Norfolk After Completing Mission in South and Central America
By Bill Mesta, USN Military Sealift Command | Dec. 19, 2018
NORFOLK, Virginia – The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) pulled into Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, Dec. 18, after completing its deployment to South and Central America.

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Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller is the 24th commander of SOUTHCOM. He assumed command Nov. 26, 2018.

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