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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. 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. 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.

Sept. 25, 2019

Marine Task Force Joins Colombia in Humanitarian Assistance Training

Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command and the Infantería de Marina de Colombia will kick off a week of Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) rehearsals and Subject Matter Expert Exchanges (SMEEs), in Coveñas, Colombia, September 30.

Sept. 18, 2019

California Marines heading to Central and South America on Amphibious Ship

Approximately 200 U.S. Marines and Sailors will embark on a U.S. Navy amphibious ship heading to Central and South America for the month of October. Marines and Sailors from across I Marine Expeditionary Force will participate in various humanitarian assistance and disaster relief-focused events in Central and South America.

May 13, 2019

Multinational Disaster Response Forces Conduct FA-HUM Training in Dominican Republic

Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2019 observed day two of simulated disaster responses, May 9, 2019, in Bajo Yuna, Dominican Republic.

May 8, 2019

U.S. Army South conducts multinational humanitarian assistance/disaster relief exercise for the Dominican Republic

Over 300 military forces and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief personnel gathered for the opening ceremony for Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias, May 6, 2019, at the Ministry of Defense in Santo Domingo.

Jan. 10, 2019

WHINSEC leads Interagency Crisis Action Planning course in Honduras

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.

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