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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: Raiders Mission: 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
  • MEDRETE Fact Sheet

    MEDICAL READINESS TRAINING EXERCISES 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
  • 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
  • Joint Task Force-Bravo Orphanage Support

    United States military personnel assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, Central America, has supported more than 500 children at five different orphanages in the Comayagua Valley since 1997. Volunteers spend time interacting with the children, donating much-needed supplies, and doing construction work on the buildings
  • New Horizons

    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.
  • Iguana Voladora

    United States military personnel assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, Central America, have conducted several operations in Honduras and Central America since 1994, supporting thousands of soldiers and indigents. U.S. military personnel volunteer their time interacting with soldiers and civilians from Honduras, El
  • Joint Task Force-Bravo

    U.S. and Honduran forces conducted combined training exercises as early as 1965. In 1983, the Honduran government requested an increase in the size and number of those exercises, and as a result, Joint Task Force-Bravo was established in August 1984. JTF-B was established to exercise command and control of U.S. Forces and exercises in the Republic
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