Sept. 7, 2021
U.S., Central American firefighters train for fire emergencies together
Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras —
U.S. Air Force firefighters with the 612th Air base Squadron, based out of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, hosted another iteration of CENTAM SMOKE, a five-day multinational firefighting training exercise August 23-27.
July 15, 2021
SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Guatemala, Meets with President, Military Leaders
U.S. Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Guatemala July 13-14 where he met with President Alejandro Giammattei and military leaders to discuss security cooperation.
June 25, 2021
Panamá Hosts Central American Security Conference
Defense and public-security leaders from the United States and Central America took part in the Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC) June 24 to discuss ways to strengthen regional cooperation in support of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts.
June 10, 2021
JTF-Bravo Winged Warriors awarded Air Medal for actions after Hurricane Eta
SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras —
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. 11, 2021
USS William P. Lawrence Returns From U.S. 4th Fleet Deployment
PEARL HARBOR —
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Jan. 11, following a deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations.
Oct. 28, 2020
SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Central America
Adm. Craig Faller visited Central America Oct. 19 – 23 to meet with leaders in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica to discuss continued security cooperation and counter narcotics support.
April 13, 2020
U.S. Coast Guard, International Partners Seize 1,700 Pounds of Cocaine off Central American Coast
The U.S. Coast Guard and Costa Rican authorities seized approximately 1,700 pounds of cocaine Thursday with an estimated value of more than $29 million from a fishing boat in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America.
Sept. 23, 2019
Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloads more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami
The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) crew offloaded more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine Friday at Coast Guard Sector Miami. The drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, including contraband seized and recovered in more than five interdictions of suspected drug smuggling vessels by U.S. Coast Guard cutters.
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.
Aug. 20, 2019
Central American firefighters sharing operational knowledge with U.S. counterparts
Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras —
The Joint Task Force-Bravo’s 612th Air Base Squadron will be hosting a multinational firefighting exercise at Soto Cano Air Base, August 19-23, with the participation of 25 firefighters from Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica.