From Aug. 15 - Sept. 2, Joint Task Force-Haiti coordinated U.S. military support to USAID-led U.S. Government assistance to Haiti in the aftermath of the Aug. 14. earthquake.

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JTF-Bravo redeploys after support to JTF-Haiti
U.S. Army Soldiers delivers medical supplies at a secured location in Haiti, Aug. 21, 2021. Joint Task Force-Bravo, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, at the request of U.S. Southern Command Joint Task Force-Haiti, service members deployed to support relief efforts for the people of Haiti after the nation was hit by the earthquake Aug.14. (U.S. Army Sgt. Fransico Isreal)
Sept. 17, 2021 - In support of the whole-of-government effort led by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B) joined forces with Joint Task Force-Haiti (JTF-Haiti) to deliver much-needed aid as rapidly as possible to victims of the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, Aug. 15-Sept.9.

Haitian-born Black Hawk pilot supports JTF-Haiti earthquake relief efforts
U.S. Army Capt. Alix Idrache, a pilot and future operations planner with the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B), based out of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, takes a photo with Haitian locals during disaster relief operations in Haiti, Aug. 25. Idrache, who was born in Haiti, was a key player in ongoing relief operations, supporting medical evacuation missions, as well as, assisting in interpreting, and mobilized in support of Joint Task Force-Haiti (JTF-Haiti) to deliver much-needed aid as rapidly as possible to victims of the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
Sept. 17, 2021 - U.S. Army Capt. Alix Idrache, a pilot and future operations planner with the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B), based out of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, mobilized in support of Joint Task Force-Haiti (JTF-Haiti) to deliver much-needed aid as rapidly as possible to victims of the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, Aug. 15-Sept. 9. 

571 MSAS launches inaugural WPS seminar in El Salvador
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Amanda Salazar, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron air advisor, facilitates discussion for Women, Peace, and Security seminar Aug. 24, 2021, at Centro de Entrenamiento de Operaciones de Paz (CEOPAZ), El Salvador. Twenty-eight military members of El Salvador’s Air Force, Army and Navy participated in a week-long course covering Women, Peace and Security efforts. The seminar, taught by the 571st MSAS, Travis Air Force Base, California, and 818th MSAS, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, covered a variety of topics to include understanding bias, gender and conflicts, gender roles and duties, developing sustainable practices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathon Carnell)
Sept. 9, 2021 - Twenty-eight Salvadoran military members participated in the first-ever Women, Peace and Security seminar including all branches of the Salvadoran military from Aug. 23-27 at the Centro de Entrenamiento de Operaciones de Paz (CEOPAZ), El Salvador. Women, Peace and Security is a United Nations effort to highlight the effect of conflict on women and the importance of including women in security forces and in conflict resolution. This effort aims to promote women leaders within the military and security forces and to develop solutions for a seamless integration.

USS Arlington Returns from Humanitarian Mission in Haiti
CARIBBEAN SEA (Aug. 30, 2021) The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) sails off the coast of Haiti with an NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH), left, attached to the Royal Netherlands Navy, and a U.S. Navy MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 on the flight deck, Aug. 30, 2021. Arlington is deployed to U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet to support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) efforts in Haiti following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake, Aug. 14, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Bellino)
Sept. 8, 2021 - NORFOLK, Va. – The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) returns to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia after deploying to U.S. 4th Fleet area of operation to support a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operation in Haiti, Sept. 8.

South Carolina National Guard conducts “Band-Aids not bullets diplomacy” in Colombia
U.S. Air Force Maj. Sean Pitale (right), a doctor with the 169th Medical Group, and U.S. Army Specialist America Oropeza, a medic with the South Carolina Army National Guard, provide an optical exam to a Colombian patient September 4, 2021. Doctors and med techs from the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Medical Group teamed up with medics from the South Carolina Army National Guard to travel to the remote town of Tamana, Colombia to participate in a real-word community medical and humanitarian support mission September 4, 2021. While there, the medical personnel provided dental, optical, dermatology, pharmacy and general medical care to more than 300 patients. South Carolina Air National Guard and South Carolina Army National Guard medical personnel participate in the regional Ángel de los Andes (Angel of the Andes) and Cooperación VII exercises in Colombia August 30 to September 10, 2021. The exercises provide training opportunities with South Carolina’s state partner Colombia in realistic combat search and rescue missions as well as humanitarian aid and disaster response scenarios such as earthquakes and tsunamis. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Jim St.Clair, 169th Fighter Wing Public Affairs)
Sept. 8, 2021 - South Carolina Army and Air National Guard medical personnel conducted a real-world humanitarian medical mission in the remote town of Tamana, Colombia last weekend during the regional Ángel de los Andes (Angel of the Andes) and Cooperación VII exercises. Approximately 30 members of the South Carolina National Guard are participating in the exercises from August 30 to September 10.

Army South hosts 2nd Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep for rotating Security Force Assistance Teams
Leaders from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, left, listen to Maj. Gen. William L. Thigpen, right, the U.S. Army South commanding general, during Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep II at the U.S. Army South Headquarters Sept. 1. Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep is an Army South-led academics program that increases regional awareness, outlines and explains policy guidance, and highlights lessons learned from previous Security Force Assistance activities for rotating SFA teams. As the Joint Forces Land Component Command for U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Army South serves as the higher headquarters for the Security Force Assistance teams in the SOUTHCOM area of responsibility, as they use their unique set of skills, experience and advanced technology to train and advise partner nations in the region.
Sept. 7, 2021 - U.S. Army South hosted the second pre-deployment training seminar, Operation Alamo Shield Mission Prep, at their headquarters Aug. 31-Sept. 1 to prepare teams assigned to the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade for future training and advising missions in Colombia, Honduras and Panama.

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