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May 19, 2008

JTF-Bravo moves materials for bridge building in Costa Rica

U.S. military members from Joint Task Force-Bravo recently helped volunteers, local residents and Peace Corps members build three bridges for remote villages in Costa Rica.The 16 JTF-Bravo troops airlifted 184,000 pounds of bridge materials on 38 lifts through the rugged terrain of the Costa Rican mountains May 9-14. "Our main mission was to move

May 13, 2008

Quartermasters Provide Fresh Water to Puerto Castilla

U.S. Naval and Honduran medical personnel have taken temporary residence at the Puerto Castilla Naval Base. They are supported by the Honduran Navy as well as U.S. Army medics, cooks, military police, air support and the 1008th Quartermasters Company. While the medical personnel travel to various remote Honduran villages to deliver basic medical

May 12, 2008

Joint Task Force-Bravo deploys to El Salvador, performs humanitarian mission with different agencies

United States servicemembers from Joint Task Force-Bravo deployed to El Salvador for a regional disaster exercise performed expeditionary medical care during a two-day long emergency medical readiness training exercise May 7-8. Designated Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008, the U.S. Southern Command and Salvadoran Ministry of Defense-sponsored

May 9, 2008

JTF-Bravo team participates in Bay Islands Triathlon

A team from Joint Task Force-Bravo traveled from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, to Roatan Island to participate in the Bay Islands Triathlon May 5. Out of the 28 participants, 22 placed in events at the race, including six first-place finishes (including the relay team), nine second-place finishes and five in third place. All participants finished

May 8, 2008

JTF-Bravo aviators fly casualty evacuation mission

Army aviators from Joint Task Force-Bravo, contributing to a regional disaster exercise May 6, landed their helicopter on a 3,000 foot high mountaintop in the outskirts of San Salvador while transporting rescued civilians to awaiting emergency vehicles. Flying a UH-60 Blackhawk, the JTF-Bravo crew set their helicopter on a site used for the search

May 6, 2008

Joint Task Force-Bravo team enhances exercise with imagery

Using a reconnaissance system originally developed for conducting ground combat reconnaissance missions, two Joint Task Force-Bravo civil engineers provided damage assessment for humanitarian purposes during a regional disaster relief exercise involving military and civilian agencies here May 5. Flying aboard a JTF-Bravo UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter,

May 6, 2008

JTF-Bravo troops presented Honduran medals of merit

Three Joint Task Force-Bravo personnel received the Honduran Medal of Merit May 5 for the work they've done in partnership with Honduras over the past year. The Honduran Chief of Defense, General de Division Romeo Orlando Vasquez Velasquez, presented Army Lt. Col. Gregory Jicha, Army Forces commander, and Air Force Lt. Col. Randall Vogel, 612th Air

May 6, 2008

JTF-Bravo deploys in support of regional disaster relief exercise

A forward deployed team of more than 20 Joint Task Force-Bravo Soldiers and Airmen set up shop here May 4 to support a regional disaster relief exercise involving military and civilian agencies from throughout the Western Hemisphere. Designated Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008, the U.S. Southern Command and Salvadoran Ministry of Defense-sponsored

May 1, 2008

Army Veterinarians: Helping animals, people

The people living in remote Honduran mountain villages own many animals, but they don't keep many pets. Looking at the dogs, cats, and horses that she administered medication to, Army Reserve Sgt. Mitzi L. Porter of the 993rd Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services) of Aurora, Colorado, said, "They're really working animals. If somebody comes up to