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Beyond the Horizon, a U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) humanitarian exercise that provides infrastructure renovation and basic medical and dental care to rural parts of Latin American and Caribbean countries, tested Joint Task Force Bravo's ability to support forward-deployed troops over 3 months at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.



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Caption: Beyond the Horizon, a U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) humanitarian exercise that provides infrastructure renovation and basic medical and dental care to rural parts of Latin American and Caribbean countries, tested Joint Task Force Bravo's ability to support forward-deployed troops over 3 months at Soto Cano Air Base Soto Cano Air Base (formerly Palmerola Air Base) is a joint United States and Honduras military base near Comayagua in Honduras. A large concentration of US troops and the Honduran military Air Force academy. The airbase became operational in 1981. , Honduras. Nearly 2,100 additional service personnel rotated through the base from April to June, requiring logisticians there to provide tents, customs clearance for exercise materials and equipment, and line-hauling for 50 vehicles and nearly 140 pieces of equipment. The exercise also required the provision of more than 6,600 field ration Noun 1. field ration - rations issued for United States troops in the field
ration - the food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel); "the rations should be nutritionally balanced"
 meals, 9,500 bottles of water, 8,000 gallons of fuel, and numerous medical and dental supplies. Joint Task Force Bravo 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.  is an element of SOUTHCOM based in Honduras. At left, Army Reserve Soldiers from the 672d Engineer Company in Missoula, Montana, were some of the 350 service members in Honduras for the exercise, where they helped to revitalize a local school.

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Title Annotation:ALOG NEWS
Publication:Army Logistician
Date:Jul 1, 2008
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