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  • U.S. plays key role in Nicaraguan relief efforts

    A team of U.S. servicemembers deployed here from Joint Task Force-Bravo in Honduras late last week and is continuing U.S. military support to international relief operations in Nicaragua in the wake of Hurricane Felix. Since U.S. military support began Sept. 5, troops have delivered more than 300,000 pounds of U.S. aid. In addition to the Joint
  • Theme of the day "Support Our Troops"

    "Support the Troops" was the overreaching theme Thursday amongst a crowd of more than 100 veterans and their families who rallied together at Freedom Park to show their support of American military members serving faithfully in the Global War on Terror. Veterans young and old proudly wore t-shirts and waved banners to show their support. Some were
  • Joint Task Force-Bravo gears up for humanitarian operations

    A UH-47 Chinook helicopter and a 10-person team from Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras, landed here Sept. 6 bringing food, water and communications equipment to support the nine-person assessment team the base launched Sept. 5. Included in the 10-person team was Col. Marcus De Oliveira, the Joint Task Force-Bravo commander, who was tasked with
  • Hurricane Felix assessment team arrives in Nicaragua

    A 13-person hurricane assessment team from Joint Task Force Bravo and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) arrived here Sept. 5 to begin surveying the damage following landfall of Hurricane Felix. The team deployed from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, as soon as the weather allowed, and made a quick stop for fuel in the capital city of
  • Airmen participate in joint exercise along the Panama Canal

    Water breaks, contrails shine and dust rises as the total force of Sailors, Airmen and Soldiers came together during the U.S. Southern Command sponsored, joint and multi-national training exercise, Fuezas Aliadas [Allied Forces] PANAMAX 2007, Aug. 29-Sept. 7. The joint exercise focuses on ensuring the security of the Panama Canal by incorporating
  • Manta forward operating location changes command

    Lt. Col. Robert Leonard assumed command of the 478th Expeditionary Operations Squadron today at 9 a.m. in the base's main hangar. Col. Mark Mouw, Commander of the 474th Air Expeditionary Group, relinquished command from Lt. Col. Javier Delucca whose new assignment is the commander of the University of Puerto Rico's Air Force ROTC Detachment
  • JTF-Bravo assessment team arrives in Belize following Hurricane Dean

    Approximately 20 Soldiers and Airmen from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, deployed here as part of an initial assessment team following Hurricane Dean Aug 21. The team members were transported via two UH-60 Black Hawk and one CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The team is comprised of a security detail, medics, engineers, search and rescue assets and
  • Soto Cano launches damage assessment team to Belize

    SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras - Approximately 25 Airmen and Soldiers from Joint Task Force-Bravo here deployed to Belize Aug. 21 to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Dean. The Soto Cano assessment team is bringing multiple personnel to evaluate the amount of assistance needed from U.S. forces including search and rescue, medical, engineering and