Jan. 7, 2008

JTF-Bravo completes series of hikes to deliver food to villages

Damp weather didn't dampen the spirits of more than 50 servicemembers who hiked seven miles to deliver food and toys to villagers in El Volcan, Honduras, Jan 5. The hike was the last in a series of five planned by the Joint Task Force-Bravo chaplain, Air Force Chaplain (Capt.) Chad Bellamy. "This all started out with a couple of people talking

Jan. 2, 2008

Air Force cartoonist continues strip, publishes book while deployed

It's hard being only a figment of someone's imagination. Just ask Air Force 1st Lt. Kenneth Dahl, an F-15 fighter pilot with the imaginary 809th Fighter Squadron. Lieutenant Dahl, call sign "Barbie," is the star of the online web comic Air Force Blues, and a hero, of sorts, to his Internet following. The fictional fighter jock is the creation of

Jan. 2, 2008

Civil Military Operations delivers hand-crank wheelchairs to Miskito Coast

A Civil Military Operations team from Joint Task Force-Bravo delivered 100 donated wheelchairs to disabled villagers here Dec. 28.The wheelchairs were donated to isolated villages along the Miskito Coast of Honduras. The Alabama non-profit organization Missions Unlimited contacted the U.S. Agency for International Development to coordinate the

Dec. 21, 2007

JTF-Bravo deploys medics to Costa Rica for first time in more than three years

For the first time in more than three years, United States servicemembers from Joint Task Force-Bravo deployed to Costa Rica for a Medical Readiness Training Exercise Dec. 17. More than 600 patients were seen during the two-day exercise, with five critical enough to require air evacuation to the city of Limon, a 15-minute flight that would have

Dec. 18, 2007

12th AF delivers cookies, holiday cheer to forward operating locations

The annual 12th Air Force morale mission dubbed as the "Cookie Caper" concluded here Dec. 14, as senior leadership delivered the last of more than 9,000 cookies donated to the troops for the holidays. An HC-130 from the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., began the journey Dec. 11, making its way to Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras; the Netherlands

Dec. 17, 2007

Volunteers from JTF-Bravo deliver food to Honduran mountain village

United States servicemembers from Joint Task Force-Bravo took to the mountains around Soto Cano Air Base Dec. 14 to deliver food and supplies to Hondurans living off the beaten path. Approximately 60 volunteers joined the three-mile trek, sponsored by the JTF-Bravo Chapel, carrying more than 600 pounds of food on their backs to a village with about

Dec. 12, 2007

SOUTHCOM, JTF-Bravo spread holiday cheer at local orphanage

COMAYAGUA, Honduras - Servicemembers from Joint Task Force-Bravo and U.S. Southern Command helped spread a little holiday cheer at Hogar de Niños Tierra Santa orphanage here Dec. 8. More than 130 pairs of shoes were delivered to the children who call Hogar Tierra Santa home, according to Air Force 1st Lt. Brian Robinson, platoon leader of

Dec. 10, 2007

US forces help TESON students complete final hurdle

Sixteen students of the Honduran army's elite unit TESON parachuted from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter here Dec. 8, completing the final hurdle in their training. TESON, which stands for Tropas Especiales para Operaciones de Selva y Nocturnas, is akin to the U.S. Army Rangers, according to Army Lt. Col. Gregory Jicha, commander of Joint Task

Dec. 7, 2007

JTF-Bravo MEDEL sets up shop in local hospital

Doctors, nurses and medical technicians from Joint Task Force-Bravo's Medical Element performed four surgeries at Santa Teresa hospital here Dec. 5. The mission, known as a Surgical Medical Readiness Training Exercise, is a common occurrence for the Airmen and Soldiers of MEDEL, usually happening twice a week in the towns of Comayagua and La Paz.