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News | Dec. 9, 2021

U.S. Military provides medical care in Guatemala

By Maria Pinel Joint Task Force-Bravo Public Affairs

Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-Bravo), a unit under the U.S. Southern Command (U.S. SOUTHCOM) based out of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras will conduct a Global Health Engagement in the Department of Huehuetenango, December 13-17.  

These engagements strengthen partner nation relations by integrating U.S. military health care professionals with local counterparts to provide care to communities in need. The operation also involves participation from local forces.

The joint medical teams will perform preventive medicine, primary care, dental, and pharmacy services, as well as veterinary inoculations to enhance food security in Chiantla and Aguacatán. 

As part of U.S. SOUTHCOM’s enduring promise to its regional partners, JTF-Bravo conducts multiple health engagements across Central America to support local medical efforts in remote locations as well as maintaining expeditionary readiness of its service members.

Approximately 30 U.S. service members will deploy from Soto Cano Air Base Dec. 11 to support the mission in Huehuetenango.

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