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Aug. 27, 2019

JTF-Bravo donates equipment, supports fight against dengue in Comayagua

Joint Task Force Bravo, with support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered a donation of supplies valued at $ 15,000 to the Comayagua Department of Health in support of local efforts to counter the dengue epidemic.

Aug. 26, 2019

25 Central American firefighters graduate from U.S. Air Force led exercise

Joint Task Force-Bravo, 612th Air Squadron firefighters trained with 25 firefighters from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize and Costa Rica at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras during Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experiences (CENTAM SMOKE), a biannual exercise held on base, August 19 - 23.

Aug. 20, 2019

Central American firefighters sharing operational knowledge with U.S. counterparts

The Joint Task Force-Bravo’s 612th Air Base Squadron will be hosting a multinational firefighting exercise at Soto Cano Air Base, August 19-23, with the participation of 25 firefighters from Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica.

Aug. 19, 2019

Joining forces maintain operability, provide medical care

Soldiers with the U.S. Army Reserve assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo conducted a Medical Readiness Training Exercise with Honduran military counterparts in the Atlántida department, Honduras, to provide basic medical services at local schools in the Frutera, Saladito and Boca del Toro villages, August 6 – 8.

July 25, 2019

NEW LEADER ASSUMES COMMAND OF JTF-BRAVO

U.S. Army Colonel Steven Barry, an Ohio State University graduate and former West Point instructor in Military History, assumed command of Joint Task Force-Bravo July 24, 2019 during a Change of Command ceremony at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.

July 15, 2019

U.S., Honduran health services battle disease in Honduran mountain community

Joint Task Force Bravo in concurrence with the Honduran Ministry of Health conducted a medical investigation into a possible disease outbreak, July 9 and 10, at La Libertad in the district of Comayagua, Honduras. Members of JTF-B’s Medical Element (MEDEL) examined the area of La Libertad to determine how and where the disease, Leishmaniasis, was spreading in the community and provide any recommendations that may stop infection.

July 1, 2019

Joint forces hone cohesion and skills during fire exercise

U.S. Air Force and Army service members from Joint Task Force – Bravo and Army Support Activity held a joint training exercise June 26, 2019, here. Firefighters from the 612th Air Base Squadron, medics from the Medical Element and security personnel from the 480th Military Police Company Forward 1 partnered together to rescue simulated burn casualties from a smoke-filled building and provide care to them on the scene.

May 31, 2019

JTF-B assess, educates Honduran community

Medics from Joint Task Force - Bravo’s Medical Element (MEDEL) and 1st Battalion 228th Aviation Regiment partnered to help assess the needs of Florida de San Jose, a small community of La Paz, Honduras, during a Pediatric Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE), May 22-23.

July 19, 2018

JTF-Bravo continues legacy, new leader assumes command

U.S. Army Colonel Kevin Russell, a Hampton University graduate, Combat Engineer and Special Forces Officer, assumed command of Joint Task Force-Bravo during a change of command ceremony at Soto Cano Air Base, July 17, 2018.

April 6, 2018

JTF-Bravo partners with Nicaragua to provide medical care in Waspam

Service members from the Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element participated in a Medical Readiness Training Exercise in Waspam, North Caribbean Autonomous Region of Nicaragua, March 19-24, working side by side with personnel from the Nicaraguan Army and Ministry of Health.