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News | July 30, 2012

Airborne Exercise Strengthens Partnership

By 1st Lt. Christopher Diaz Joint Task Force Bravo Public Affairs

U.S. Army and Honduran army paratroopers participated in a combined airborne exercise, July 18.

The exercise was designed to sharpen the paratroopers' airborne proficiency and strengthen the partnership between the two militaries.
Paratroopers jumped from CH-47 Chinook helicopters flown by pilots and aircrews 1st Bn, 228th Aviation Regiment.

Joint Task Force-Bravo is one of two task forces under United States Southern Command. Located at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, JTF-Bravo operates a forward, all-weather day and night C-5-capable air base.

In cooperation with partner nations, JTF-Bravo organizes multilateral exercises, develops capacity, supports counter narcoterrorism activities, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and  promotes regional cooperation and security in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.