Joint Task Force Bravo

Joint Task Force Bravo

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Joint Task Force Bravo

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Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-B) is one of three Task Forces under United States 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.

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.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 Operation New Horizons that are designed to help build local infrastructure through the construction of roads, bridges, school, clinics, well, etc. Units permanently assigned to JTF-B perform this work routinely, often in conjunction with other US...
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