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  • 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.
  • 571st MSAS training engagement with Costa Rican Air Vigilance Service

    The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron completed a training event with the Air Vigilance Service, or SVA, of Costa Rica from March 23 through April 12 across two locations near the capital city of San José. This fundamental training was the 571st MSAS’ second full training engagement in Costa Rica, offering partners in the area courses from law enforcement and dog handling to aircraft maintenance, safety and aircrew flight equipment.
  • Allied firefighters conduct joint training during CENTAM SMOKE exercise

    Firefighters from five Central American countries and Joint Task Force-Bravo participated in Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experiences, or CENTAM SMOKE, exercise at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 8-12.
  • Air Advisors conduct first-ever BPC mission in Costa Rica

    The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron recently conducted their first-ever mission to the Central American country of Costa Rica. The nine member team, executed a three-week building partnership capacity mission with the air vigilance service, of SVA, from May 16 through June 9, 2018.
  • JTF-Bravo, Costa Rican medical teams bring health care to remote indigenous village

    A group of 16 doctors, nurses, dentists and other specialists from Joint Task Force-Bravo took part in Operation Pura Vida, a joint humanitarian mission and medical readiness training exercise at an indigenous region in the Caribbean province of Limón, Nov. 1-3. The group arrived in four helicopters from the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment and joined 30 Costa Rican physicians to provide basic health care services to approximately 300 residents of the indigenous village of Piedra Mesa, Telire region of Talamanca, Limón.
  • US, Central American firefighters train together in Honduras

    Joint Task Force-Bravo hosted firefighters from Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama for the Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experience exercise April 18-22 at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.
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