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Dec. 3, 2020

JTF-Bravo concludes disaster relief efforts

After nearly a month of supporting Foreign Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief operations under authorities granted by the Acting Secretary of Defense, at the request of U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Southern Command and Joint Task Force-Bravo concluded immediate response missions for Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Central America on Dec. 2, 2020.

Nov. 30, 2020

Base COVID testing ensures people throughout Central America remain healthy

Juggling in itself is no easy feat, but for medics juggling health-protection requirements in the aftermath of two back-to-back hurricanes all while ensuring the personnel assigned to Soto Cano Air Base remain safe in the midst of operating in a pandemic environment, one can easily assume something would fail.

Nov. 12, 2020

JTF-Bravo commits to additional assistance

As life-saving efforts continue in Honduras, Panama and Guatemala, Joint Task Force-Bravo begins to transition from rescue operations to delivery of necessary aid to communities that have been cut-off for days since Hurricane Eta passed through Central America.

Nov. 9, 2020

JTF-Bravo continues to rescue victims of Hurricane Eta

Joint Task Force-Bravo continues conducting life-saving efforts in Central America in the wake of Hurricane Eta and has now deployed military members to assist the people of Guatemala.

Nov. 6, 2020

JTF-Bravo rescues victims of Hurricane Eta

A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter crew assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B) in Honduras rescued victims stranded in floodwaters Nov. 5,  following the effects of Hurricane Eta.At the request of the governments of Honduras and Panama, the task force is supporting immediate, life-saving efforts in Honduran and

Oct. 26, 2020

Partnership and trust, SOUTHCOM commander visits Soto Cano AB

Admiral Craig Faller, SOUTHCOM commander, took some time during a regional visit across Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica to address the men and women of JTF-Bravo and remind them why their presence in this region matters.

Aug. 6, 2020

New leader assumes command, carries on legacy at JTF-Bravo

U.S. Army Col. Steven Barry, Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-B) commander, passed that symbol of leadership in spirit to the new JTF-B commander, Army Col. John D. Litchfield, in a virtual ceremony presided over by U.S. Southern Command commander Adm. Craig Faller, Aug. 5, 2020 at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. Barry is a native of Hamilton, New Jersey and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1996.

Feb. 10, 2020

Central American, US firefighters grow competencies, partnerships

Like past years going back more than a decade, Joint Task Force-Bravo welcomed 25 Central American firefighters from Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Honduras to be trained during a biannual iteration of CENTAM SMOKE – a firefighting exercise that runs five days at Soto Cano Air Base.

Dec. 12, 2019

Exercise Mercury prepares Panamanian and U.S. forces for disaster response

Joint Task Force-Bravo service members and Panamanian forces joined for an emergency response and humanitarian assistance exercise in the Darien Province, Panama, December 3-10 to hone expeditionary and readiness capabilities during a combined, joint exercise called Mercury. Amid dense jungle and remote field conditions, more than 100 U.S. participants worked alongside their Panamanian hosts to respond to a simulated flooding disaster following a hurricane – a wholly believable scenario for the region.

Nov. 26, 2019

SOUTHCOM leadership highlights JTFB counter-threat role, thanks troops

Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, and members of the SOUTHCOM command team spent Sunday and Monday with members of Team Soto Cano to celebrate Thanksgiving and discuss the role of Joint Task Force-Bravo in countering threats and bolstering regional security.