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Encyclopedia > Joint Task Force Bravo
Joint Task Force Bravo

Active 1983 — present
Country United States
Branch Joint
Part of US Southern Command
Garrison/HQ Soto Cano Air Base
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Marcus De Oliveira

Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-B) is one of three Task Forces under US Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM). JTF-B is headquartered at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras (formerly known as Palmerola Air Base), located 10 miles south of the Honduran city of Comayagua. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (900 × 900 pixel, file size: 259 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)US Southern Command, http://www. ... USSOUTHCOM emblem The United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM, or informally: SOUTHCOM) is a Unified Combatant Command responsible for all United States military activities in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean basin (except Cuba and Puerto Rico, which are the responsibility of United States Northern Command). ... Soto Cano Air Base (formerly Palmerola Air Base) is a joint United States and Honduras military base near Comayagua in Honduras. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... The United States Southern Command (also called SOUTHCOM) is responsible for all United States military activities in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean basin. ... Soto Cano Air Base (formerly Palmerola Air Base) is a joint United States and Honduras military base near Comayagua in Honduras. ... Comayagua is a town in Honduras, some 80 km northwest of Tegucigalpa on the highway to San Pedro Sula at 14. ...

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Mission

JTF-Bravo conducts joint, combined and interagency operations, and supports contingency operations throughout the assigned geographical area in order to enhance theater-wide operational security and reinforce regional cooperation.


History

When the task force was first established in 1983 as Joint Task Force 11 (not to be confused with a similarly named task force from World War II), then Joint Task Force Alpha (JTF-A), JTF-B's mission was to support US forces in Central America, provide training and advisory support for the armed forces of Honduras and Guatemala, as well as at least some indirect support for the Nicaraguan Contras. Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... The Contras (from the Spanish term La Contra, short for movement of the contrarrevolucionarios) were the armed opponents of Nicaraguas FSLN (Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional) Sandinista Junta of National Reconstruction following the July 1979 overthrow of Anastasio Somoza Debayle (which ended the Somoza dynasty), and continuing throughout the...


Additionally, JTF-B has provided disaster response support to various Central American countries upon request. For example, in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch in 1998 they played a vital role in civilian search and rescue efforts as well as supporting host governments' post-disaster recovery operations. JTF-B continues to engage in "New Horizon" exercises that are designed to help build local infrastructure through the construction of roads, bridges, school, clinics, wells, etc. Units permanently assigned to JTF-B perform this work routinely, often in conjunction with other US military active duty, reserve, and national guard medical and engineer units that travel to Central America to assist with the MEDRETEs and New Horizon exercises. Lowest pressure 905 mbar (hPa) Damage $6. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This page is related to transport; you may be looking for the 2002 Bollywood movie Road. ... This article is about the edifice. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... A clinic or outpatient clinic is a small medical facility that provides health care for ambulatory patients - as opposed to inpatients treated in a hospital. ... Look up well in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Other examples of humanitarian aid rendered by JTF-B include relief missions responding to Hurricane Stan in Guatemala in October 2005, Hurricane Beta and Hurricane Gamma in Honduras in November 2005, a medical mission to León, Nicaragua in September 2006 in response to wide-spread alcohol poisoning, and a relief effort in response to massive flooding in Colón, Panama in November 2006. Humanitarian aid arriving by plane at Rinas Airport in Albania in the summer of 1999. ... Lowest pressure 977 mbar (hPa; 28. ... B C D E F G H I 10 J K L M N O P R 19 S T 22 V W Αα Ββ Γγ Δδ Εε Categories: | | | ... The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active Atlantic hurricane season in recorded history, repeatedly shattering previous records. ... Alcohol poisoning is a serious — sometimes deadly — result of drinking excessive amounts of alcohol (ethanol). ... A flood (in Old English flod, a word common to Teutonic languages; compare German Flut, Dutch vloed from the same root as is seen in flow, float) is an overflow of water, an expanse of water submerging land, a deluge. ...


Recently New Horizons efforts have included El Salvador, Honduras and the Dominican Republic in 2006 and Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, and Panama in 2007.


An example of multinational partnering and training is an annual airborne operation called Iguana Voladora during which JTF-B hosts military and police personnel from throughout the Western Hemisphere for a week of training and jump operations. Airborne Military parachuting form of insertion. ... The geographical western hemisphere of Earth, highlighted in yellow. ...


Previous designations

  • Joint Task Force Bravo (1984-present)
  • Joint Task Force Alpha (1983-1984)
  • Joint Task Force 11 (1983)

Assigned Geographic Area

Soto Cano Air Base

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Major Subordinate Commands

  • Air Force Forces (AFFOR) provides administrative support to Air Force personnel assigned to the joint staff and makes up the 612 Air Base Squadron (612 ABS) which is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the U.S. portion of Soto Cano Air Base, including the maintenance and operation of a C-5 capable runway.
  • Army Forces (ARFOR) provides administrative support for Army personnel assigned to the joint staff and provides a Search and Rescue (SAR) capability to JTF-B.
  • Medical Element (MEDEL) provides routine and emergency health care for JTF-B personnel. MEDEL also conducts Medical Readiness Training Exercises (MEDRETEs) throughout Central America to provide a verity of medical services for the local populations. Additionally, MEDEL has a Mobile Surgical Team (MST) capable of responding to an emergency situation.
  • Joint Security Force (JSF) conducts Law Enforcement and Security Operations for JTF-B personnel and equipment anywhere within the Central American AGA.
  • 1st Battalion of the 228th Aviation Regiment (1-228) consists of CH-47 Chinook and UH-60 Blackhawk aircraft. With these assets the 1-228 conducts general support aviation operations within the Central American AGA and the wider USSOUTHCOM Theater when required.

External links

Military of the United States Portal
  • Joint Task Force Bravo Web Site
  • Aerial Image of Air Base

 
 

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