TEGUCIGALPA – Invited by the Government of Honduras, another contingent of U.S. Marines who are part of the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-South (SPMAGTF-SC) will begin to arrive in Honduras to participate in construction projects in Gracias a Dios, including a school and renovations to a hospital, and training events with their Honduran counterparts. The Marines will arrive over the next several days. Members of the public may see U.S. Military helicopters, aircraft, and ships arriving at various locations around Honduras, including Comayagua, Puerto Castilla, and throughout Gracias a Dios.
The Marines will also be available to provide humanitarian assistance and support in the event of a hurricane or another major disaster, if requested by the Government of Honduras.
“This temporary deployment of Marines to Honduras is part of the long-standing relationship between our two countries,” remarked Ambassador Nealon. “This is one of many joint exercises we have scheduled this year, including recently concluded regional firefighter training with Joint Task Force-Bravo and the upcoming arrival of the USNS Comfort,” he continued.
The Marines will be temporarily stationed with Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base.