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  • JTF-B medical team welcomes new commander

    The Medical Element for Joint Task Force-Bravo here held its change of command ceremony June 25, the fourth of five major supporting command leadership changes this month. Army Col. Michael Sigmon assumed command from Army Lt. Col. Robert Pero during the ceremony at the Soto Cano Air Base fire station. Colonel Sigmon arrived from Fort Lewis, Wash.,
  • 12th Air Force hosts first Blue Flag in two years

    More than 900 U.S. and coalition forces from around the globe are preparing to battle a new enemy -- the fictitious nation of "Califon," an aggressive nation bent on controlling the mineral fields located on the island of "Pacifica." The scenario is part of exercise Blue Flag 07-2, the first of the operational-level exercise events dedicated to
  • Medical team provides needed care to Hondurans

    A medical team from Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, treated more than 200 Hondurans during a two-week medical readiness training exercise June 12-21. The team of medical professionals, specializing in ear, nose and throat surgery spent two weeks at Hospital
  • New leader takes charge of Air Force Forces

    The Air Force Forces here held its change of command ceremony June 15, the third of five major supporting command leadership changes this month for Joint Task Force-Bravo. Lt. Col. Randy Vogel assumed command from Lt. Col. Thomas Griesbaum during the ceremony at the Soto Cano Air Base fire station. Colonel Vogel arrived from Offutt Air Force Base,
  • JTF-B adds sports day win to Army birthday celebration

    The third time was a charm for members of Joint Task Force-Bravo, as they took first place overall for the first time in three years at the Joint Task Force-Bravo Sports Day here June 13. On a day when the base celebrated the Army's 232nd birthday, JTF-Bravo athletes competed against their Honduran counterparts in basketball, swimming, softball,
  • New Joint Security Forces commander takes charge

    The Joint Security Forces here held its change of command ceremony June 14, the second of five major supporting command leadership changes this month. Maj. John Swift took over leadership from Maj. Shaun Salyers during the ceremony at the Soto Cano Air Base fire station. Major Swift arrived from Scott Air Force Base, Ill., where he served as
  • Taking the road less traveled

    Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo along with their Honduran military counterparts completed a two-day ruck-march from Tamara, Honduras to Soto Cano Air Base June 6-7. The march stretched over 30 miles through the mountains surrounding the Comayagua valley and into the small villages surrounding the base. Col. Christopher Hughes, Joint Task
  • Love of sports bonds servicemembers, Hondurans

    His large hands guided those of the little girl as she raised the ball to eye-level. Several attempts had fallen short of their intended target. After some words of advice, she heaved the ball and thunderous applause filled the room as it dropped through the net. The look of delight spread across the girl's face as well as everyone there to watch
  • New Army Forces commander handed the reigns

    The Army Forces here held its change of command ceremony June 1, the first of five major supporting command leadership changes this month. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Gregory Jicha took over leadership from Army Lt. Col Ernesto Sirvas during the ceremony at the Soto Cano Air Base fire station. Colonel Jicha arrived from Fort Bragg, N.C., where he served as
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