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June 30, 2021

Honduran Air Force maintainers attend 612th ABS partnerships building event

U.S. Air Force logistics flight Airmen with the 612th Air Base Squadron hosted 18 maintainers of the Honduran Air Force (HAF) during a building partnerships event, June 17, including six Honduran female aircraft maintainers.

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 24, 2021

Colombian Army conducts staff talks with Army South, trains at Joint Readiness Training Center

The U.S. Army can trace its history training with the Colombian Army, or COLAR, to more than 60 years ago, when U.S. Army Ranger officers developed the Lancero training program for the COLAR in the mid-1950s.

June 16, 2021

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma offloads $143.5M in Cocaine at Port Everglades

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma's crew offloaded more than 7,500 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades, an estimated street value of $143.5 million, Monday, after three interdictions in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

June 11, 2021

JTF-Bravo leadership visits partner nation military

U.S. Army Col. Steven Gventer, commander of Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B), Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, and members of the Task Force, met with Maj. Gen. Tito Livio Moreno Coello, Honduran Armed Forces Chief of Staff, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, June 9, to discuss the long-standing U.S. and Honduran partnership. 

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.

June 9, 2021

Native Colombian pursues dream as Army aviator: Part 2

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mauricio Garcia, a Black Hawk pilot assigned to the Army Security Assistance Command’s Fort Bragg-based training unit, the Security Assistance Training Management Organization, was born in Medellín, Colombia to working class parents.

June 8, 2021

WVNG helps prepare Peru military for peacekeeping mission

Two members of the West Virginia National Guard helped prepare members of the Peruvian Army and Marine Corps for a global peacekeeping mission as part of the ongoing relationship between West Virginia and Peru through the State Partnership Program.

June 8, 2021

1-228th Aviation Regiment, U.S. Coast Guard complete overwater survival training

U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter aircrew assigned to the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B), Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, completed deck landing qualifications in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL 754) on June 4, off Honduras’ northern coast.

June 7, 2021

Native Colombian pursues dream as Army aviator: Part 1

As Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mauricio Garcia and his Colombian safety officer counterpart, Capt. Cristian Castiblanco, walk the flight line at a Colombian Army base, inspecting for safety hazards and violations, he could not help but marvel on how his life has come full circle.

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