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News | July 3, 2024

Over 475 La Paz community members receive medical care

By Staff Sgt. Shelby Pruitt-Johnson Joint Task Force-Bravo Public Affairs

Service members assigned to Army Forces Command, Joint Task Force-Bravo, conducted a Medical Readiness Training Exercise with Honduran Air Force medical professionals and security personnel, Red Cross, Ministry of Health, Honduran National Police, Building Minds School’s volunteer translators and local municipality representatives at La Paz, Honduras, July 1-2, 2024.

Over 475 community members were provided dental, preventative health, pharmacy and medical screening services during the 2-day event. 

In the past 12 months, JTF-Bravo’s medical professionals have treated over 8,500 patients in Central America through exercises like these, providing surgical, dental, medical and trauma care.

MEDRETEs support U.S. Southern Command's humanitarian and civil assistance programs and build civil-military cooperation between the U.S. and our partner nations by enhancing medical training with host nation military forces, as well as government and civilian organizations. 

A photo of a large group of people smiling at the camera.
Over 475 La Paz community members receive medical care
Service members assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo stationed at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, along with Honduran Air Force members, Red Cross and Ministry of Health professionals, Building Minds School’s volunteer translators and local municipality representatives pose for a photo after a Medical Readiness Training Exercise at La Paz, Honduras, July 1, 2024. Joint Task Force-Bravo’s medical teams have treated over 1 million Honduran patients since their establishment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shelby Pruitt-Johnson)
Photo By: Staff Sgt. Shelby Pruitt-Johnson
VIRIN: 240513-F-GC389-0935
A photo of a military medical professional smiling with a patient after handing her medicine.
Over 475 La Paz community members receive medical care
U.S. Army Sgt. Emily Puga, Army Forces Command, Joint Task Force-Bravo, gives medicinal instructions to a patient during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise at La Paz, Honduras, July 1, 2024. In the past 12 months, JTF-Bravo’s medical professionals have treated over 8,500 patients in Central America through exercises like these, providing surgical, dental, medical and trauma care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shelby Pruitt-Johnson)
Photo By: Staff Sgt. Shelby Pruitt-Johnson
VIRIN: 240513-F-GC389-0882