May 1, 2008

U.S., Honduran soldiers exchange ideas during combined airborne operation

Soldiers from Ft. Polk, La., finished more than a week of training with Honduran soldiers with a combined airborne operation here April 30. The 27 soldiers from the 1-509th Airborne Battalion jumped with 22 Honduran "paracaidistas" throughout the morning from a Joint Task Force-Bravo UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, according to Maj. Michael Angell, one

May 1, 2008

Engineers Continue Beyond the Horizon Construction Exercise

Construction resumed in earnest April 14, as rotation two continued to work on the projects that the first rotation of U.S. Army engineers had started at several sites around the Comayagua and La Paz areas as part of the joint nation, joint service exercise Beyond the Horizon 2008. In the city of Comayagua, members of the 322nd Engineer Company of

April 29, 2008

JTF-Bravo volunteers give needed food to local Hondurans

About 60 Joint Task Force-Bravo personnel used a day off work April 26 to continue the mission of humanitarian assistance as volunteers giving food to local Hondurans in need. The volunteers were participants in the Joint Task Force-Bravo Chapel Hike, a program in which people from Soto Cano hike through the Honduran countryside delivering food to

April 28, 2008

“Flying Iguanas” jump in Honduras

Drivers on the highway near Tegucigalpa were treated to an unusual sight April 24 as 138 paratroopers from 17 countries descended from clear blue skies to the ground at Tamara Drop Zone, the home of the Honduran airborne school. The paratroopers were part of an annual airborne operation hosted by the U.S. Joint Task Force-Bravo, known as Iguana

April 28, 2008

U.S. civilian leaders visit JTF-Bravo

Forty-nine civilian leaders visited Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 24 to get a glimpse into the Joint Task Force-Bravo mission and a taste of what life is like at a joint base in Central America. The civilian leaders were participants in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, a program sponsored by the Secretary of Defense for civilian

April 22, 2008

Annual dental exercise relieves Honduran children’s dental problems

A U.S. military dental readiness training exercises (DETRETE) at Catholic University's dental school in Tegucigalpa April 7-19 examined and treated more than 250 local children who otherwise rarely have an opportunity sit in a dentist's chair. For the last eight years dentists and dental technicians from throughout the U.S. have come to Honduras

April 18, 2008

JTF-Bravo troops visit Honduran Military Training Academy

A joint group of U.S. Airmen and Soldiers gained insight of their host nation's Honduran Military Training Academy, the educational institution which prepares candidates for service in the Honduran Army. The day's agenda began with Honduran Academy staff explaining the institutions history, mission and vision followed by JTF-Bravo personnel shared

April 14, 2008

Surgical urology focus of latest medical readiness exercise

For 11 consecutive years, U.S. military urology surgeons have packed their bags and travelled to Honduras to help alleviate medical problems experienced by men and women, young and old. Working out of Hospital Escuela in Tegucigalpa, March 28-April 13 the 11-person team made up of personnel from Brooke and Madigan Army Medical Centers and has

April 10, 2008

U.S., Honduran Army Engineers Create an Equation for Success

Consider it creative math: Three units + two nations = One purpose. The three units are the 672nd, 756th, and 1430th Engineer Companies, groups of National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers from Missoula, Montana; Ceiba, Puerto Rico; and Marquette, Michigan, respectively. The ranks of these citizen-Soldiers include master electricians, welders,

April 9, 2008

Honduras, JTF-Bravo medical professionals gather, share skills

More than 35 Honduran doctors, nurses and emergency medical personnel converged at Hospital Militar Luis Alonso Discua for an exchange of information with Joint Task Force-Bravo medical personnel. During the exchange, U.S. personnel explained emergency protocol that may assist the Hondurans with creating standardized emergency guidelines.