JCOC Visits Honduras

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Participants from the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) observe a Blackhawk helicopter slingload and simulated disaster response exercise on Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 24, 2008. The JCOC was created in 1948 and is the oldest existing Pentagon outreach program.  Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
  • A participant from the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) prepares for a  Blackhawk helicopter slingload exercise on Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 24, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
  • Participants from the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) learn hand signals for cargo positioning prior to a slingload exercise on Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 24, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
  • Participants from the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) move toward a Blackhawk helicopter during a slingload exercise on Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 24, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
  • Participants from the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) observe a Blackhawk helicopter slingload exercise on Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 24, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
  • Participants from the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) exit a Blackhawk helicopter after an orientation flight over Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras,
April 24, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
  • Dan Simons, a participant from the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, rappels off a training wall on Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 24, 2008. About 50 JCOC participants visited five countries, three forward operating locations, two naval bases and a Navy carrier in U.S. Southern Command's area of responsibility. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
  • A participant from the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) repels off a training wall on Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 24, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
  • A participant from the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference prepares for a fire fighting exercise on Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 24, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
  • Participants from the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) prepare for a fire fighting exercise on Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 24, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
  • Participants from the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) observe a fire fighting exercise on Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 24, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
  • Participants from the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) rush a "trauma patient" to a helicopter extraction point during an exercise on Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 24, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
  • A participant from the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) shows children a digital photo during a visit to La Merced school outside of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, April 24, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald