CENTAM SMOKE, enhancing regional emergency and firefighting capabilities
U.S. Army Sgt. Charles Messer gives instructions to Central American firefighters on how to transport potential victims on to a helicopter as part of a training exercise on Soto Cano Air Base. Joint Task Force-Bravo hosted 29 firefighters from Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Nicaragua from August 21 to 25 for the Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experiences exercise known as CENTAM SMOKE.