U.S. Army Sgt. King David, 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment CH-47 Chinook Crew Chief, observes the San Cristóbal volcano, one of at least six active volcanos in Nicaragua, while transporting the Joint Task Force-Bravo U.S. Southern Command Situational Assessment Team from Managua, Nicaragua and Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, May 19, 2016. The S-SAT, which is a scalable element comprised of a team leader, civil military operations officer, air operations planer, engineer operations planner, logistics planner, communications planner, medical planner and force protection planner, who provide critical information to governmental and non-governmental disaster response teams so they know what to expect and plan for when they arrive. The JTF-Bravo S-SAT was invited to Nicaragua to demonstrate their ability to respond to a disaster situation and integrate with the U.S. Embassy, Managua, Community Emergency Response Team and the Nicaraguan National System for Prevention and Attention to Disasters (SINAPRED) to aid in the response and alleviate human suffering. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Capt. David Liapis)


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