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NEWS | Feb. 14, 2022

U.S. MILITARY STRENGTHENS COOPERATION, PROVIDES MEDICAL CARE IN SANTA BARBARA

By Public Affairs Joint Task Force-Bravo

Joint Task Force-Bravo, a unit under the U.S. Southern Command based out of Soto Cano Air Base in Comayagua, will conduct a Global Health Engagement in the Department of Santa Barbara, February 15-17.  

These engagements strengthen partner nation relations by integrating U.S. military health care professionals with host nation counterparts to provide medical care in remote communities, in coordination with the local Ministry of Health.

The joint medical team will perform preventive medicine, primary care, dental, and pharmacy services in San José de Oriente and Los Laureles, as well as conduct basic surgeries at the Santa Barbara Hospital. 

As part of U.S. SOUTHCOM’s commitment to strengthening partner nation capacities, JTF-Bravo conducts medical exercises throughout Honduras and Central America every year to support local medical efforts as well as maintain expeditionary readiness, providing real-world benefits to the Honduran population.

Approximately 30 service members and civilian personnel with JTF-Bravo will deploy from Soto Cano Air Base Feb. 14 to support this medical mission.

Visit the Media Kit link for more information on the Task Force.