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. 


612th Air Base Squadron News

May 10, 2024

U.S. humanitarian aid for Honduras tops 6 million pounds with Denton Program

A KC-46A Pegasus from the 931st Air Refueling Wing, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, delivers 12 pallets of cargo for the Denton Program at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, May 8, 2024.

April 26, 2024

El Salvador sends the first female firefighter to participate in CENTAM SMOKE

A female firefighter from the Fire Department of El Salvador was the first to participate in CENTAM SMOKE at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, from April 22-26, 2024.

March 28, 2022

USAF, multinational partners train in fire emergencies and rescues at Soto Cano AB

Firefighters with the 612th Air Base Squadron, based out of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras will conduct a new iteration of exercise CENTAM SMOKE, a training exercise to enhance firefighting and rescue capabilities, March 28 – April 1.

Jan. 31, 2022

JTF-Bravo supports VPOTUS visit

Joint Task Force Bravo, along with its supporting units and agencies, supported the Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris’ visit to Honduras, Jan. 27, 2022 at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.

Dec. 21, 2021

U.S. Air Force volunteer gives shoes to children in Honduras

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Britney Donnelly, a weather forecaster with the 612th Air Base Squadron, Joint task Force-Bravo is a shining star of selfless service for her unit at Soto Cano Air Base.