U.S. Southern Command Photo Gallery
JTF-B burns cultural barriers during CENTAM SMOKE
A team comprised of Central American firefighters extinguish a flame in a simulated helicopter during the Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experiences (CENTAM SMOKE) exercise, April 1, 2019, at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. CENTAM SMOKE brought together firefighters from Honduras, Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador to train with U.S. Air Force members as well as develop bonds and understandings of one another’s culture with team building exercises. The weeklong training included aircraft and structural fires, vehicle extrication, and a firefighter combat challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)