NEWS | May 28, 2013

Honduran army, JTF-B partner to improve facilities

By Staff Sgt. Eric Donner Joint Task Force-Bravo Public Affairs

The Honduran army and Joint Task Force-Bravo teamed up to conduct a facilities survey at the Honduran army base here, May 20-22.

The team, led by Honduran military engineers, is conducting a topographical survey of the current infrastructure, to begin planning the next stage of facility upgrades.

"The work and partnership here, sends a huge message across the region. It shows the U.S. and Honduran militaries are working together to improve the region and its security," said Honduran Maj. Wilmer Solis, Chief of Infrastructure Honduran Armed Forces. "Our main priorities here are to upgrade the existing infrastructure to improve the living conditions for the soldiers."

The Honduran military is currently in the process of upgrading more than 8 facilities. The base plan is to upgrade the sewer system, potable water and the electrical infrastructure.

"We are here assisting the Honduran military with the survey of the current infrastructure and to help plan out how to best upgrade the facilities," said U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jonathan Logan, JTF-B Engineer Project Officer. "During the survey, the team inspected the upgraded sewer system and discussed options for the electrical and potable water infrastructure improvements."

The Honduran military is doing more than just improving the lives of the soldiers living here. They are also helping the local communities located around the base.

"Most of the supplies and labor force is from the local communities around Mocoron," said Logan. "They are not only improving the living condition for the soldiers here but are also bringing an economical boost to the local community."