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  • JTF-Bravo facilitates repatriation of US citizens from Honduras

    A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules is transporting U.S. citizens as part of an ongoing interagency effort led by the U.S. Department of State to assist American citizens unable to return home from countries around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Latin American air force cadets tour US, build partnerships throughout the hemisphere

    The Latin American Cadet Initiative offers the top two cadets from each Latin American air force academy the opportunity to participate in the 3 1/2-week program. The Secretary of the Air Force International Affairs office has been operating this program for the last 13 years.
  • Central American firefighters sharing operational knowledge with U.S. counterparts

    Five representatives each from five Central American nation received basic training in safety practices, personal protection equipment, structural and wildland fires, aircraft fires, vehicle extrication and helicopter familiarization.
  • Blue Flag 19-1 exercises Ninth Air Force’s command, control capability

    Ninth Air Force executed its mission as the operational-level command and control node of a noncombatant evacuation operation for U.S. Southern Command as JTF-NEO while continuing efforts toward full operational capability as an Air Force-led, JTF-capable headquarters.
  • Air Advisor mission leaves lasting impression with the Guatemalan armed forces

    This was the 571st MSAS’ longest engagement in Guatemala since it began training Latin American air forces in 2011.
  • Airmen demonstrate Rapid Global Mobility in Venezuela humanitarian mission

    Airlifting 250 tons of relief supplies to alleviate a humanitarian crisis on the other side of the hemisphere requires layers coordination between multiple military and civilian agencies in a condensed timeframe. That’s what Airmen of the 305th Air Mobility Wing accomplished Feb. 16, delivering more than 35 pallets of humanitarian cargo to the Colombian city of Cucuta, located on the border with neighboring Venezuela, where the cargo is destined.
  • Airman leaves Dominican Republic to pursue the American dream

    Growing up in Consuelo, a small town in the Dominican Republic, an Airman from the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron was torn between staying behind to help support his seven siblings or leaving to pursue the American dream.
  • 571st MSAS trains El Salvador air force for peacekeeping mission

    The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron sent a 15 member mobility training team to the Republic of El Salvador to conduct training for two weeks.
  • C-130Js resupply U.S. SOUTHCOM Honduras mission

    A 317th Airlift Wing C-130J Super Hercules crew at Dyess AFB completed a routine global channel mission to provide sustainment and supplies to Airmen supporting U.S. Southern Command Joint Task Force-Bravo in Honduras Oct. 18, 2017.
  • AFSOUTH trains for humanitarian crisis, joint operations

    Air Forces Southern joined forces with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Southern Command and multiple other federal agencies to improve their ability to operate as a team in the event of a mass migration, Feb. 20-27, during exercise Integrated Advance 2015 (IA).
  • B-52 aircrews hone long-range ISR capabilities

    Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command recently took advantage of a multinational U.S.. Southern Command-led exercise to hone their long-range reconnaissance capabilities. The 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, flew a B-52 Stratofortress bomber on a nonstop mission from the United States to the U.S. Southern Command area of operations Aug. 12 during PANAMAX 2014 - an annual U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exercise series that focuses on ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal.
  • Airman supports task force in Belize

    Senior Airman Mario Acevedo is one of the busiest airmen assigned to the U.S. Southern Command-sponsored New Horizons exercise in Belize. As the lodging representative, he makes room assignments, tracks personnel accountability and works with the host nation hotel to make sure things such as laundry, dining and housekeeping practices are meeting government standards.
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