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.
July 31, 2019
Comfort Departs Costa Rica Following Closing Ceremony
The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) held its closing ceremony at Gimnasio el Coloso de Barranca symbolizing the completion of the hospital ship’s third medical mission in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, July 27.
July 11, 2019
Southcom Chief Stresses Need for Partnerships, Security Cooperation
External states are working hard to get a foothold in South America, and they want to exert even greater influence there than they already do. Strong partnerships are the way to counter that effort, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said in a Senate hearing.
June 21, 2019
Multinational task force begins deployment during hurricane season to Latin America, Caribbean
Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command officially kicked off their 2019 deployment with an opening ceremony at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, June 21.