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  • JSF opens doors to new facility

    The Joint Security Forces unit here opened its doors to a new facility May 30. The new $730,000 facility, which has been under construction for the past 18 months, combines offices that were previously spread out in four separate wooden buildings. "It allows us to consolidate the entire JSF, to include training, supply, force protection, and
  • Civil engineer office receives presidential recognition

    The Soto Cano Air Base Civil Engineer Office was recognized as the best in the Department of Defense, receiving the Commander-In-Chief Special Recognition for Installation Excellence Award. During the period from October 2005 to September 2006 the members of the BCE office focused on enhancing working conditions, quality of life, customer services
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  • Team Manta has a ball serving local community

    Whether it's sports equipment, school supplies, computers or wheelchairs, Team Manta has been all over the local community this month, making a positive impact on people's lives. Volunteers from the 478th Expeditionary Operations Squadron here recently completed several community relations events. At the beginning of May, Team Manta completed
  • Soto Cano firefighters provide training to Honduran counterparts

    Culminating a week-long joint training session with the Soto Cano fire department, local Honduran firefighters geared up, and put water to flame to perfect the lessons they learned. Firefighters from Tegucigalpa, Comayagua and the Honduran air force were instructed on techniques such as land navigation, wild land firefighting and extinguishing
  • New Horizons Belize holds closing ceremony

    The New Horizons 2007 Task Force Belize held its closing ceremony here today, having been in the country for three months constructing four two-room schools in four Belizean villages valued at approximately $360,000. Led by the Louisiana National Guard, New Horizons 2007 Task Force Belize consisted of approximately 1,000 U.S. military personnel
  • Air Force Unveils First-Ever CONUS "WARFIGHTING" CAOC

    Headquarters Twelfth Air Force and Air Forces Southern unveiled the U.S. Air Forces' newest Falconer, the Gen. James H. Doolittle Combined Air and Space Operations Center, today during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The CAOC is the "nerve-center" for the Combined or Joint Forces Air Component Commander (C/JFACC) and serves as the hub of all air and
  • AIR FORCE TO UNVEIL FIRST-EVER CONUS "WARFIGHTING" CAOC

    Headquarters Twelfth Air Force and Air Forces Southern will unveil the USAF's, newest Falconer, the 612th Combined Air Operations Center, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base scheduled for Wednesday, May 9, at 9:00 a.m. The 612th Combined Air Operations Center, located in the Gen. James H. Doolittle Center, is the
  • JTF-B Soldiers set the standard for foreign aircraft recovery

    Joint Task Force-Bravo Soldiers set the standard for foreign aircraft recovery this week when they used an Army helicopter to slingload a Belizean Defence Force aircraft out of swampland and back to the Belize City International Airport. Members of the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment stepped up to the plate when the Belizean Defence Force
  • Iguana Voladora brings US, Central, South American paratroopers together

    The annual airborne exercise Iguana Voladora was held here April 29 through May 4 and involved paratroopers from Central and South America. The countries participating this year were: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Uruguay and the United States. The
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