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Posted 4/15/2013 Printable Fact Sheet

What inbound members should know

The following items will need to be completed before arrival to Honduras.

Passport & Clearances
A official passport is required to enter Honduras. Permanent change of station and temporary duty personnel are encouraged to obtain an official no-fee passport. Personnel traveling to Honduras in a TDY status for 29 days or less may enter the country with a valid identification card and travel orders in accordance with the Foreign Clearance Guide (https://www.fcg.pentagon.mil/fcg). All personnel are encouraged to initiate a passport request upon assignment notification. The Honduran Government, through coordination with the JTF-B Liaison at the U.S. Embassy, will allow personnel to enter the country for up to 90 days if the passport is delayed. Contact JTF-B/J1 for assistance with passport issues at DSN 449-4417. Additionally, all personnel need to obtain Theater and Country Clearances prior to arrival (see Reporting Instruction for additional information).

The following immunizations must be valid for the duration of assignment: hepatitis A (two shot series with the second shot six months after the first), hepatitis B (required for medical personnel, recommended for non-medical), yellow fever, tetanus/diphtheria, typhoid, influenza, polio, and MMR. Negative HIV results must be recorded within six months of assignment and administration and recording of the results of the purified protein derivative test for tuberculosis.

All personnel must take anti-malaria medications while at Soto Cano Air Base. The drugs of choice are either once weekly chloroquine or once daily doxycycline. All TDY personnel should receive these medications from their home station, and receive enough supply to cover their entire length of stay plus an additional 30 days. PCS personnel should arrive with a minimum of 30 days supply of anti-malarial medications, and pick up monthly refills from the pharmacy. Tablets should start two weeks prior to arrival and continue while in country and for four weeks following redeployment. Due to the fact that pharmacy availability cannot be guaranteed due to supply limitations, personnel with chronic medications needs should bring sufficient quantities to cover the entire length of stay. Any personnel who did not bring enough chronic medications must enroll in the Tri-care Mail Order Pharmacy (TMOP), and will receive their medications in the mail.

Required Equipment
· Physical training uniform
· Civilian clothes
· Running shoes
· Personal hygiene items
· Shaving kit
· Bath towels
· Shower shoes
· Wash cloths
· Watch/alarm clock
· Patrol cap
· Uniform T-shirts
· Boot socks
· Underwear
· Boots- 2 pair
· Shoe shining kit
· Class A/B with rank (PCS)
· Class B with rank (TDY)
· Mess Dress (CDRs/DIRs)
· Beret (USA)- 1
Some of these items can be
purchased at PX/BX on base.

Administrative requirements
· Passport
· Theater and Country Clearance
· Immunization Record
· Government Travel Card
· Medical and Dental Records
· SGLI Option Form
· Record of Emergency Data
· ID card (CAC)
· ID tags (dog tags) 2 sets
· 10 copies of Orders
· Copy of Last Performance Evaluation
· Weapons Qualification Scorecard
· Physical Fitness Test Scorecard
· Valid Driver's License
· Copy of Defensive Driving Certificate (under 25)
· Computer User Security Course Certificate
· DTS Account
· Human Rights Certificate
· Anti-terrorism Level 1 Certificate
Army personnel
· Certificate of Clearance (DA Form 873)
Air Force personnel
· OJT Records (E6 and Below)
· Weight Management Case File
· AF Form 330
· Family Support Record/Care Plan (Dual Military)
· Record Review RIP
Medical Element personnel
· CPR/BCLS/ACLS/EMT Certification
· RN or LPN License
· Professional Reference Materials

Doctors, dentists, physician assistants, surgeons, flight surgeons, and nurse anesthetists need to provide through CCQAS (UIC: W4957A) a copy of the following documents: transfer brief, delineation of privileges approved at the losing MTF, MD diploma, any residency or special diplomas, current license, copy of ACLS/BLS card, and passport photo page to the Medical Element credentials section no later than 60 days prior to arrival. The Honduran Ministry of Health requires these documents in order to grant provider privileges. If you have questions, contact Emilia Torres DSN 449-4165 or via e-mail at emilia.torres.hn@jtfb.southcom.mil.

Contact Information
Directorate: DSN: 449-XXXX
Command Group/SJS x4177
J1- Personnel and Manpower x4114
J2- Intelligence x4120
J3- Operations x4413
J37- Engineering x4320
J4- Logistics x5076
J6- Communications x4922
J8- Budget/Contracting x4769
J9- Civil Military Operations x4151
S1- ARFOR/1-228th x4280/6471
Joint Security Forces x4170
612th ABS MSF x6717
ASA Headquarters x4970
ASA, Community Relations x5009

The Honduras Country Code is 504. If calling from the United States commercial dial 011 504 2-234-4634. After connecting to the base operator, ask for the extension number or give the operator the person's last name. You can dial direct via DSN at 449-XXXX.

World Wide Web
Access the JTF-Bravo website at http:// www.jtfb.southcom.mil for additional command information on JTF-Bravo. The website also contains useful command information and policies, as well as information for family members. Family members can also keep up with current base events via the JTF-Bravo page on Facebook by searching for Joint Task Force-Bravo on the site.
Dress & appearance
· Service regulations governing standards of uniform wear and appearance will be followed.
· JTF-Bravo newcomers should be-come familiar with Directive One and Command Policy Letters upon arrival.

Uniform wear
· The service fatigue (ABU/BDU/ ACU/NWU/A2CU) is the duty uniform.
· PCS personnel will bring the service dress uniform. TDY personnel will bring the Class B uniform. MSC Commanders and Directors should bring mess dress uniforms for special occasions.
· Aviators or service members whose duties involve flight operations can wear flight suits.

Civilian clothing
· Clothing will reflect good taste and decency.
· Attire with sexual or demeaning
messages, logos or drawings will not be worn.
· Service members will not wear uniforms off base unless conducting official duty.
· Appearance must create a favorable impression.
· Men must wear shirts with sleeves off base, but collared shirts are not required.
· Wear of headgear for sun protection is recommended; however, rag-type covers and bandanas will not be worn.
· Wear civilian clothing while traveling on civilian air in the U.S. Southern Command area of operations.

General guidelines
· Dog tags must be worn in uniform or while flying.
· Men will not wear earrings or any other body piercing jewelry in Honduras. Earrings are the only type of body piercing allowed for women in Honduras.
· Weekend beards are not authorized

Public Affairs Office
DSN 449-4150
011-504-234-4634 ext. 4150 or ext. 5360

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