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  • Curacao/Aruba Forward Operating Locations

    Curacao/Aruba Forward Operating Locations (FOLs)Mission:· Aerial detection and monitoring of suspected air and maritime drug trafficking activities;· Reporting of illicit trafficking activities to U.S. and international law enforcement authorities for interdiction, apprehension of illicit traffickers and seizure of illicit cargo;· Part of a larger
  • 12th AIR FORCE (AFSOUTH) History

    The origin of 12th Air Force began with a series of meetings conducted in mid-1942 when Allied planners were developing a strategy for the invasion of Northwest Africa. Dubbed Operation Torch, the hope was that this effort would serve as a preliminary step toward the invasion of Europe. Because this extensive and complex operation would require a
  • 612th Air Operations Center

      Unit: 612th Air Operations Center (612 AOC)Motto/Slogan/Nickname:Motto: Leading the Fight - Ever Vigilant "Omnis Vigilantia"Nickname: RaidersMission: Plan, command, control, execute, and assess air, space, and information operations to meet Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Commander, United States Southern Command
  • Medical Readiness Training Exercises (MEDRETEs)

    The Medical Readiness Training Exercises, better known as MEDRETEs, are U. S. Southern Command-sponsored readiness training exercises designed to provide humanitarian assistance and free medical care to the people of the host nation, while helping improve the skills of U.S. military medical forces and those of military medical professionals of the
  • New Horizons Training Exercise

    United States military personnel assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, Central America, have conducted several exercises in Honduras and Central America, such as New Horizons, since the mid-1980s. These exercises support thousands of indigents from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica.