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  • 12th Air Force CC launches new web forum: you are invited!

    Have you ever had a question or concern that you wanted to communicate directly to one of your senior leaders? Well here is your chance. Lt. Gen. Norman Seip, the 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern Commander, launched his new commander's web forum Friday designed to allow him direct, two-way communication with 12th Air Force and AFSOUTH Airmen.
  • JTF-Bravo plays vital role in Navy humanitarian mission

    By land, by sea and by air, members of the U.S. military provide humanitarian assistance to the less fortunate around the world. Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, assisted the Navy with ground and air support for the world-wide humanitarian mission Project Handclasp Aug. 6-8. Project Handclasp is a partnership with
  • Manta Airmen donate much needed supplies to burn center

    Volunteers from the 478th Expeditionary Operations Squadron here recently donated a truckful of items to a local burn center. The items were collected by members of the Air National Guard's 186th Air Refueling Wing based in Meridian, Miss., who are assigned to the 478th EOS during their two-month deployment to Manta. When members of the Meridian
  • Air Force medics take medical mission to Bolivia

    U.S. Southern Command officials recently deployed more than 30 Air Force medics to Bolivia to participate in a two-week long Medical Readiness Training Exercise. Air Force medics, working with Bolivian health officials, provided free medical treatment to underserved populations in Bolivia while gaining invaluable experience and training. "We are
  • Task force provides OIF training to El Salvadorian military

    A task force of 26 personnel from Joint Task Force-Bravo traveled to San Salvador, El Salvador, July 15-19 to conduct military-to-military training to soldiers deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During the week-long training mission, El Salvadorian soldiers were instructed on driver training, convoy and perimeter security,
  • Pilots, Check Your Six

    One man's personal mission to help improve flight safety is making headway through the aviation community. Lt. Col. Ned Linch, 12th Air Force, Chief of Flight Safety, is an experienced military F-16 pilot with more than 4,000 hours in the cockpit of the F-16, experimental aircraft and airliners. He is determined to work on reducing near misses and
  • U.S., Honduran military information exchange

    A three-member team from U.S. Army South traveled here to participate in a subject matter expert exchange of information seminar on riot control and civil disturbances with 31 members of the Honduran military July 9-13. The purpose of this event was to share concepts, tactics, and techniques in dealing with civil disobedient crowds. The
  • Medical Element helps village of El Horno

    While many Americans are getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July with cookouts, fireworks and family outings, Soldiers and Airman from the Medical Element at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, volunteered their four-day weekend to help those in need. Approximately 40 American and Honduran servicemembers traveled from the base to the village of El
  • New commander takes reigns of Joint Task Force-Bravo

    Joint Task Force-Bravo held here its change of command ceremony June 27, welcoming its newest commanding officer. Army Col. Marcus DeOliveira assumed command from Army Col. Christopher Hughes during the ceremony at the Soto Cano Air Base fire station. Navy Adm. James Stavridis, U.S. Southern Command commander, was the officiating officer at the
  • New aviation commander touches down at Soto Cano

    The 1st Battalion 228th Aviation Regiment here held its change of command ceremony June 26, the final major supporting command leadership change this month. Army Lt. Col. Todd Conyers assumed command from Army Lt. Col. Howard Arey during the ceremony on the Soto Cano Air Base flight line. Colonel Conyers arrived from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.,