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Nov. 13, 2018

An 8 Year-Old's Return to Comfort

Distant footsteps lightly echo through the empty passageway. Two figures of different height walk briskly through the hall toward a heavy steel door labeled “General Surgery: Authorized Personnel Only.” Attached at the hand, the smaller of the two, stops abruptly pulling his mother to a halt.

Nov. 9, 2018

Patrol Squadron 16 Participates in Tri-Lateral Submarine Exercise

CARTAGENA, Colombia (NNS) - Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 participated in a tri-lateral submarine exercise in the waters north of Colombia with partner nation navies from Colombia and Peru, from Nov. 1 to 6.

Nov. 9, 2018

USNS Comfort Mission: The Gift of Sight

ESMERALDAS, ECUADOR (NNS) -- Wheels from the gurney screeched down a dimly lit corridor in route to the operation room. On the gurney, an older man lay nervous and eager as he anticipates a life changing surgery that will restore one of his senses that was taken away from him; his sight. He has traveled far, yet endured far more, seeking this moment that was previously unavailable to him. This moment offered in the most unlikely of places, on the ocean in a white vessel with giant red crosses on its hull.

Nov. 2, 2018

USNS Comfort Begins Mission in Peru

A team comprised of more than 900 personnel, embarked aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), commenced their second mission stop, in Paita, Peru, as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative, Oct. 30.

Oct. 29, 2018

Peru and US Navy Celebrate a Successful DESI Deployment

MAYPORT, Fl. (NNS) -- Peruvian and U.S. Navy Sailors celebrated 89 days of joint operations with the Peruvian Submarine BAP Arica (SS-36) at a closing ceremony held at Naval Station Mayport, Oct. 22.

Sept. 20, 2018

WVNG, ARSOUTH shaping the future for Peruvian Army’s NCO corps

Through a continuous partnership with U.S. Army South (ARSOUTH), members of the West Virginia National Guard and subject matter experts in the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) and Not In My Squad (NIMS) programs teamed up to deliver training to the Peruvian Army’s (PERAR) non-commissioned officer corps Sept. 10th through 14, 2018 in Lima, Perú.

Aug. 30, 2018

Air advisors deliver tailored leadership training

The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) completed training with the Peruvian Air Force at Las Palmas and Callao Air Bases in Peru, from July 31 through Aug 22, 2018

June 8, 2018

4th Fleet Hosts Staff Talks with Peruvian Naval Delegation

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sean Buck, and staff hosted Peruvian Chief of Staff of General Command of Pacific Operations, Rear Adm. Alberto Alcala Luna and his staff for Maritime Staff Talks (MST), June 4-6.

June 7, 2018

WVNG Soldier provides influence for NCO development in Peruvian Army

The U.S. Army South (ARSOUTH) and a member of the West Virginia National Guard’s (WVNG) State Partnership Program (SPP) conducted a combined workshop in Lima, Peru from May 28 through June 1, 2018, with Peruvian Army (PERAR) officers and NCOs in order to provide a foundation for institutional change to education and leader development within the PERAR NCO corps.

April 20, 2018

U.S. 4th Fleet Participates in SIFOREX 2018

CALLAOU, Peru (NNS) -- Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX) 2018 began in Lima, Peru Apr. 16. Peru is hosting naval forces from the United States and Colombia for the biannual exercise.

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