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June 10, 2021

JTF-Bravo Winged Warriors awarded Air Medal for actions after Hurricane Eta

In the aftermath of Hurricane Eta, northern Honduras experienced severe flooding and water-logged lowlands that resulted in many residents being stranded and left uncertain of being rescued.

Jan. 4, 2021

Still holding strong: Task force Marines built lasting structures, relationships in Honduras

Almost two weeks after Hurricane Eta, a category 4 storm, ripped through Central America with torrential rain and heavy winds, Hurricane Iota, another category 4 storm, hit the already strained region. Hurricanes Eta and Iota hit Honduras hard with winds surpassing 100 mph and caused more than 6 feet of flooding. The storms affected more than a third of the population causing destruction of homes, extreme flooding and deadly mud slides. As the winds and rain demolished buildings across the country, four buildings in Puerto Lempira, Honduras, stood strong – so strong that locals abandoned their homes and took shelter in them...

Dec. 3, 2020

JTF-Bravo Concludes Disaster Relief Efforts

After nearly a month of supporting Foreign Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief operations under authorities granted by the Acting Secretary of Defense, at the request of U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Southern Command and Joint Task Force-Bravo concluded immediate response missions for Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Central America on Dec. 2, 2020.

Nov. 30, 2020

JB Charleston teams up with local charity to airlift humanitarian aid to Honduras

The 16th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston delivered water purification systems to Honduras following the devastation caused by Hurricanes Eta and Iota.

Nov. 23, 2020

JTF-Bravo begins Iota Response

Joint Task Force-Bravo has joined aerial relief operations following tropical storm Iota at the request of the governments of Guatemala and Honduras. Flight crews assigned to the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment will be providing assistance in affected areas of both nations.

Nov. 19, 2020

JTF-Bravo aviation assistance concludes

After almost two weeks of disaster relief missions, personnel assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo culminate rescue and aviation assistance operations in areas affected by Hurricane Eta in Panama, Guatemala and Honduras.

Nov. 17, 2020

USS William P. Lawrence, Helo Maritime Strike Squadron 37 Save Lives in Honduras

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) and the embarked “Easyriders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 Detachment 7 completed search and rescue (SAR) operations in the areas affected by Hurricane Eta, Nov. 15.

Nov. 13, 2020

USS William P. Lawrence Joins Hurricane Eta Relief in Honduras

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) and the 'Easyriders' of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 are supporting humanitarian assistance disaster relief (HADR) in Honduras in response to the devastation left by Hurricane Eta.

Nov. 12, 2020

JTF-Bravo Commits to Additional Assistance

As life-saving efforts continue in Honduras, Panama and Guatemala, Joint Task Force-Bravo begins to transition from rescue operations to delivery of necessary aid to communities that have been cut-off for days since Hurricane Eta passed through Central America.

Nov. 9, 2020

JTF-Bravo Continues to Rescue Victims of Hurricane Eta

Joint Task Force-Bravo continues conducting life-saving efforts in Central America in the wake of Hurricane Eta and has now deployed military members to assist the people of Guatemala.

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