April 9, 2008

JTF-Bravo supports Army South efforts in Honduras

A U.S. Army South exercise in Honduras is testing Joint Task Force-Bravo's ability to support forward deployed troops over three months as U.S. military personnel on Soto Cano Air Base nearly double. A Honduran base and home to the Honduran air force academy, Soto Cano Air Base is also home to the 500 U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy personnel who

April 3, 2008

Beyond the Horizon 2008 begins in Honduras

An opening ceremony at the Juan Ramon Molina grade school in La Florida Marcala, Honduras, marked the official beginning of Beyond the Horizon 08.Several hundred area residents joined Honduran and U.S. military servicemembers, local and national officials, teachers and students to celebrate the event.The arrival of distinguished guests and members

March 28, 2008

Joint Task Force-Bravo supports local medical emergencies

Easter weekend quickly turned busy as Joint Task Force-Bravo supported two separate highway accidents occurring in Honduras. Easter Sunday, JTF-Bravo was notified of a bus accident in Choluteca, Honduras. Honduran rescue personnel requested JTF-Bravo provide air evacuation of patients to hospital in the Tegucigalpa. A UH-60 Blackhawk from JTF-Bravo

March 26, 2008

Joint Task Force-Bravo hosts orphanage for Easter fun

More than 80 children from an orphanage in Comayagua, Honduras, visited the men and women of Joint Task Force-Bravo 21 for day of food, fun and camaraderie. The children, ranging in ages from 5-15 years old, were greeted by awaiting JTF-Bravo personnel, who then accompanied different age-groups of children to different activity "stations." While

March 18, 2008

Joint Task Force-Bravo team provides medical care in Honduran village

A Joint Task Force-Bravo team of military and civilian personnel set up shop March 10 in a small, rural village to provide medical and dental care to more than two-thirds of the community's population. The JTF-Bravo medical element (MEDEL) Solders, Airmen and civilians were part of a day-long general practice Medical Readiness Training Exercise at

March 17, 2008

Joint Task Force-Bravo commander pins medals, recognizes efforts of Nicaraguan military group

The Joint Task Force-Bravo commander recently presented Humanitarian Service Medals to seven members of Nicaragua Military Group at a brief ceremony in Managua, Nicaragua. Referring to them as "great Americans," Colonel Marcus De Oliveira, JTF-Bravo commander, pinned medals to Army Lt. Cols. Rob Gaddis and. Luis Utrevas, Navy Cmdr. Angel Oliveras,

March 7, 2008

Maintainers focus on corrosion, keeping JTF-Bravo assets flying

A two person team from Redstone Arsenal, Ala., visited here March 3-7 to provide Soldiers and contractors with information on corrosion prevention on JTF-Bravo aircraft. The team, from PEO Aviation's Corrosion Prevention and Control Center of Excellence, offered educational outreach sessions intended to identify, prevent or slow down aircraft

Feb. 29, 2008

Joint Task Force-Bravo assists in local medical emergency

Joint Task Force-Bravo assisted a local hospital after a civilian truck transporting approximately 30 people rolled over outside Comayagua, Honduras, on Feb. 26. Four patients were transported from Hospital Santa Teresa in Comayagua to Soto Cano Air Base by the JTF-Bravo Medical Element team. They were stabilized and three transported by U.S.

Feb. 28, 2008

Military medical teams providing care in Honduras

A U.S. military medical team is deployed to Honduras for a two-week U.S. Southern Command-sponsored Medical Readiness Training Exercises Feb. 18-29. The 12-person joint ophthalmological eye surgery team is in its second week of providing ophthalmology services and has already conducted more than 70 surgeries. Although the team is provided free

Feb. 22, 2008

Joint Task Force – Bravo donates equipment to Honduran university

Joint Task Force-Bravo leaders recently donated photographic equipment to journalism students at Universitario Regional del Centro, Comayagua, Honduras. Air Force Lt. Col. Lawrence Ott, JTF-Bravo deputy commander, presented an assortment of lenses and digital and 35mm cameras to the students at a small ceremony prior to class. The students will use