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JTF-Bravo deploys disaster assistance teams to Panama, Costa Rica

Army Specialist Robert Hunt, Joint Task Force-Bravo crew chief, assists a member of the Costa Rica Red Cross load food onto a Blackhawk Nov. 30. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

Army Specialist Robert Hunt, Joint Task Force-Bravo crew chief, assists a member of the Costa Rica Red Cross load food onto a Blackhawk Nov. 30. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

Members from the Costa Rica Red Cross load blankets onto a Blackhawk helicopter Nov. 30. Food and supplies were loaded onto the helicopters from staging points then delivered to remote villages in Costa Rica. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

Members from the Costa Rica Red Cross load blankets onto a Blackhawk helicopter Nov. 30. Food and supplies were loaded onto the helicopters from staging points then delivered to remote villages in Costa Rica. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

Members from the Costa Rica Red Cross load blankets onto a Blackhawk helicopter Nov. 30. Food and supplies were loaded onto the helicopters from staging points then delivered to remote villages in Costa Rica. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

Members from the Costa Rica Red Cross load blankets onto a Blackhawk helicopter Nov. 30. Food and supplies were loaded onto the helicopters from staging points then delivered to remote villages in Costa Rica. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

Members from the Costa Rica Red Cross load food and supplies onto a Blackhawk helicopter Nov. 30. Food and supplies were loaded onto the helicopters from staging points then delivered to remote villages in Costa Rica. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

Members from the Costa Rica Red Cross load food and supplies onto a Blackhawk helicopter Nov. 30. Food and supplies were loaded onto the helicopters from staging points then delivered to remote villages in Costa Rica. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

Army Staff Sgt. Jose Gutierrez and Specialist Robert Hunt carry an injured man from a medivac helicopter Dec. 1. More than 60 JTF-Bravo personnel participated in humanitarian disaster relief missions in Costa Rica and Panama. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

Army Staff Sgt. Jose Gutierrez and Specialist Robert Hunt carry an injured man from a medivac helicopter Dec. 1. More than 60 JTF-Bravo personnel participated in humanitarian disaster relief missions in Costa Rica and Panama. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

Members from the Costa Rican National Emergency Commision and Red Cross form a chain to load food onto a Blackhawk helicopter Dec. 1. More than 69,000 pounds of food and supplies had been delivered by Nov. 30. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

Members from the Costa Rican National Emergency Commision and Red Cross form a chain to load food onto a Blackhawk helicopter Dec. 1. More than 69,000 pounds of food and supplies had been delivered by Nov. 30. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

A Blackhawk helicopter from Joint Task Force-Bravo lands Dec. 1 at a food staging point near Puerta Limon, Costa Rica. Blackhawk crews would receive the cargo and then deliver the food to remote areas unaccessable by vehicle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

A Blackhawk helicopter from Joint Task Force-Bravo lands Dec. 1 at a food staging point near Puerta Limon, Costa Rica. Blackhawk crews would receive the cargo and then deliver the food to remote areas unaccessable by vehicle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

A child hands a bag of food to Army Specialist Ethan Anderson Dec. 1 at a food staging point near Puerta Limon, Costa Rica. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

A child hands a bag of food to Army Specialist Ethan Anderson Dec. 1 at a food staging point near Puerta Limon, Costa Rica. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

Army Sgt. Chris Jackson, Joint Task Force-Bravo crew chief, awaits instructions on the location of the next food drop Dec. 1.

Army Sgt. Chris Jackson, Joint Task Force-Bravo crew chief, awaits instructions on the location of the next food drop Dec. 1.

People from a remote village in Costa Rica carry back food and supplies delivered by Joint Task Force-Bravo Dec. 1. More than 150,000 pound had been delivered in Costa Rica and Panama by Nov. 30. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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People from a remote village in Costa Rica carry back food and supplies delivered by Joint Task Force-Bravo Dec. 1. More than 150,000 pound had been delivered in Costa Rica and Panama by Nov. 30. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

A child from a remote village in Costa Rica carries back food and supplies delivered by Joint Task Force-Bravo Dec. 1. The remote villages are inaccessable by vehicle and can take up to three days by foot to reach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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A child from a remote village in Costa Rica carries back food and supplies delivered by Joint Task Force-Bravo Dec. 1. The remote villages are inaccessable by vehicle and can take up to three days by foot to reach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

A person from a remote village in Costa Rica carry back food and supplies delivered by Joint Task Force-Bravo Dec. 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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A person from a remote village in Costa Rica carry back food and supplies delivered by Joint Task Force-Bravo Dec. 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

Army Staff Sgt. Colon, Joint Task Force-Bravo, translates instructions to locals in a remote village in Costa Rica. Each village received food, supplies and blankets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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Army Staff Sgt. Colon, Joint Task Force-Bravo, translates instructions to locals in a remote village in Costa Rica. Each village received food, supplies and blankets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

Army Specialist Kelly Carroll, Joint Task Force-Bravo crew chief, helps load supplies onto a Blackhawk helicopter in Costa Rica Dec. 1. More than 60 servicemembers, five Blackhawks and two Chanuks helped participate in humanitarian disaster relief in Costa Rica and Panama. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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Army Specialist Kelly Carroll, Joint Task Force-Bravo crew chief, helps load supplies onto a Blackhawk helicopter in Costa Rica Dec. 1. More than 60 servicemembers, five Blackhawks and two Chanuks helped participate in humanitarian disaster relief in Costa Rica and Panama. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

Members from the Costa Rican Red Cross carry blankets from USAID Dec. 1, onto a Blackhawk helicopter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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Members from the Costa Rican Red Cross carry blankets from USAID Dec. 1, onto a Blackhawk helicopter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

Army Staff Sgt. Samuel Colon directs locals from a remote village in Costa Rica where to pick up food from the Blackhawk helicopter Dec. 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)
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Army Staff Sgt. Samuel Colon directs locals from a remote village in Costa Rica where to pick up food from the Blackhawk helicopter Dec. 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Mease)

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