Feb. 22, 2008

Firefighters exchange knowledge, experience

More than 30 Honduran military and civilian firefighters converged at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras for a subject matter expert exchange allowing both nation's firefighters to pass along experiences, knowledge and the latest in firefighting tactics, techniques and procedures Feb. 19-22. The exchange is a learning exposition for all the firefighters

Feb. 22, 2008

JTF-Bravo assists with school supply donation to local children

Joint Task Force-Bravo joined forces with a grass-roots organization from the United States to distribute needed supplies to local school children Feb. 19-21. Five representatives from the Give a Kid a Backpack organization in Florida and 15 volunteers from JTF-Bravo distributed more than 700 backpacks packed with school supplies to children at

Feb. 14, 2008

Command Surgeon visits medics, relays appreciation

During a morning formation in front of the Medical Element facility here Feb. 14, U. S. Southern Command's top medical officer visited with the men and women carrying out the medical mission of Joint Task Force-Bravo. Air Force Col. Sean Murphy, U.S. SOUTHCOM command surgeon, addressed the men and women of MEDEL, explaining that they are "medical

Feb. 11, 2008

Volunteer food deliveries top 2.6 tons in Honduras

What began as way for Joint Task Force-Bravo's outdoor enthusiasts to see Honduras has grown into a monthly event in which hikers trek through the mountains delivering goods to villagers in Honduras. More than 60 servicemembers participated in the most recent hike Feb. 2, carrying boxes of prepackaged meals, cornmeal, pasta and other dry goods and

Jan. 31, 2008

Task Force team responds to local medical emergency

A team of Joint Task Force-Bravo medical professionals were fighting for the life of a 27 year old Honduran man in serious condition from three gunshot wounds received Jan. 31 in Comayagua. After receiving initial emergency care at Colinial Hospital in Comayagua, the Honduran doctors there asked for assistance from the Medical Element at Soto Cano

Jan. 29, 2008

Medical team restores sight for Honduras' needy

A team specializing in eye surgery is currently supporting Southern Command engagement strategies and conducting a Medical Readiness Education and Training Exercise at Hospital del Sur, Choluteca, Honduras. The 18-person Western Regional Medical Command Humanitarian Civic Assistance Eye Surgical Team participating in the MEDRETE has been in place

Jan. 29, 2008

Hondurans, Americans team for combined jump

More than 250 Honduran soldiers took their first step toward Airborne readiness when they leaped from the back of a U.S. Army helicopter Jan. 24 in a combined training jump with U.S. Soldiers here. Supporting the Honduran Army's efforts in training its soldiers in airborne tactics at the Honduran airborne troop headquarters at Tamara, Joint Task

Jan. 23, 2008

Task Force Iguana helps prepare Salvadoran military for Iraq deployment

A U.S. task force from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, deployed to El Salvador Jan. 12-19 to provide Salvadoran military members familiarization with U.S. equipment, tactics, techniques and procedures prior to their upcoming Operation Iraqi Freedom rotation. Task Force Iguana, a 14-person team from Joint Task Force - Bravo, provided combat lifesaver

Jan. 22, 2008

Military Working Dog teams assist with local security missions

It's a simple, age-old act of classical conditioning--the dog finds what the master desires and the dog is rewarded. In the case of Tommy, a three-year-old Belgian Malinoise assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo Joint Security Forces, the softball-sized round rubber toy is about all the reward he needs During a recent evaluation, Tommy is released by

Jan. 14, 2008

Joint environment provides new training, new opportunities for servicemembers

Long deployments to operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations around the globe are steadily becoming more and more common for today's military. As such, Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines often find themselves working together to accomplish tasks which may not necessarily be associated with their regular duties at their home stations.