612th Air Base Squadron

The 612th Air Base Squadron provides air base support to Joint Task Force-Bravo operations and 12th Air Force including air traffic control, logistics, base civil engineering, fire department, airfield operations and personnel functions.


The 612th Air Base Squadron operates and maintains the Soto Cano Air Base airfield as a critical strategic airlift capable hub in support of the U.S. Southern Command  within Central America with day, night, all-weather capabilities.  As the Senior Airfield Authority at Soto Cano Air Base, the 612th Air Base Squadron is the sole authority responsible for safe airfield operations, and for the control, operation, and maintenance of the airfield and supporting land and facilities. 

The 612th Air Base Squadron's Fire Emergency Services conduct exercise CENTAM SMOKE, a biannual exercise hosted at Soto Cano Air Base that includes participation from multinational firefighters from all across Central America exchanging knowledge with U.S. counterparts, to strengthen partner nation capacities as well as professional and cooperative relationships to maintain regional readiness.