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May 20, 2021

Biomedical equipment technician supports deployed medics in Honduras

Biomedical equipment technician (BMET) training takes upwards of a year to ensure the technicians are fully equipped to handle most types of medical equipment they may see in their career. 

May 20, 2021

Deployed medics conduct combined surgery

Medical professionals with the Forward Surgical Section, Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B), Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, conducted a combined surgery with the local Honduran medical team and the deployed U.S. military medics at Hospital del Sur on May 18, 2021.

May 4, 2021

Senior enlisted leaders collaborate in Colombia

During a recent key leader engagement visit to Colombia, Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Rice, the senior enlisted adviser at Security Assistance Command, saw firsthand how the foreign military sales process promoted greater interoperability between the Colombian military and the U.S. Army.

April 29, 2021

JTF-Bravo conducts overwater survival training in Colon, Honduras

U.S. service members attached to Joint Task Force-Bravo, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, conducted the second iteration of overwater survival training at Puerto Castilla and Trujillo Bay, Honduras, from April 16-23, 2021.

April 22, 2021

JTFB donates foggers to fight dengue in La Paz

Joint Task Force-Bravo, in coordination with the Security Cooperation Office at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, donated 15 thermal foggers with maintenance kits to fight dengue in the department of La Paz, Honduras, April 15, 2021.

April 16, 2021

US military conducts personnel recovery in northern Honduras

U.S. military personnel assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo, based out of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras will conduct a week-long overwater personnel recovery training in the department of Colón.

April 9, 2021

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Uruguay, Argentina

The commander of U.S. Southern Command, Navy Adm. Craig Faller, completed a week-long trip today to Uruguay and Argentina where he met with each nation’s security leaders to discuss regional security and continued military-to-military cooperation.

Feb. 1, 2021

Panamanian and US forces conclude humanitarian exercise Mercury

Joint Task Force Bravo, United States Southern Command, the Panamanian National Aeronaval Service (Senan) and National Border Service (Senafront) held a closing ceremony for humanitarian exercise “Mercury” today.

Jan. 15, 2021

DLA supports SOUTHCOM pandemic response efforts

The Defense Logistics Agency is assisting U.S. Southern Command’s COVID-19 relief efforts in a number of countries in their area of responsibility through DoD’s Humanitarian Assistance Program, in addition to their ongoing support of national efforts. Since receiving the initial request on May 29, 2020, DLA Troop Support’s Construction and Equipment supply chain has provided 24 field hospitals to SOUTHCOM, who donated them to 11 countries within their AOR.

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...

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