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Oct. 31, 2018

CTF-48 Completes Southern Partnership Station 2018

Commander Task Force (CTF) 48 completed a successful Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018 deployment to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility, Oct. 24

Oct. 30, 2018

American, Canadian, Ecuadorian Service Members Exchange Techniques for Medicine in a Tactical Environment

American, Canadian and Ecuadorian combat medics and hospital corpsmen gathered at a medical site, established by the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, to teach each other the different methods that each country uses for medicine in a tactical environment, Oct. 27.

Oct. 30, 2018

USNS Comfort Wraps Up Medical Assistance Mission in Ecuador

ESMARALDAS, Ecuador – Senior leadership and personnel embarked aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) attended a closing ceremony at a medical site, in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, following five days of treating patients, Oct. 26.

Oct. 29, 2018

Air Guard member instrumental in rescue of four boaters

ARLINGTON, Va. – When a small boat capsized off Costa Rica's southern coast in mid-October, Senior Master Sgt. Angel L. Correa sprung to action from a U.S. Coast Guard HC-130J Super Hercules aircraft to save the four people aboard the foundering craft.

Oct. 29, 2018

Texas Airmen share night-vision procedures with Chileans

FORT WORTH, Texas - As part of a State Partnership Program (SPP), the 136th Airlift Wing of the Texas Air National Guard hosted Chilean air force members July 24-28, at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas.

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.

Oct. 25, 2018

Ecuadorian Minister of Defense Visits USNS Comfort

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador -- As part of its partnership with Ecuador, the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) hosted officials from the government of Ecuador during the ship’s medical assistance visit, Oct. 22.

Oct. 24, 2018

Marines wrap up 4 months of aid work after Fuego eruption in Guatemala

On June 3 of this year, the Fuego volcano, which lies near Guatemala City, erupted sending ash and a pyroclastic flow through homes and neighborhoods. By June 5, 99 people were reported dead, more than 200 were missing, and thousands of Guatemalans were displaced.

Oct. 23, 2018

Indo-Pacific Command Chief Receives Old Salt Award

The Navy continues a tradition as Adm. Kurt Tidd, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, turned over the Old Salt award to Adm. Philip Davidson – the commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

Oct. 23, 2018

Southern Partnership Station Begins Subject Matter Expert Exchanges in Panama

A team of U.S. Navy divers and explosive ordnance disposal technicians arrived in Panama Oct. 10 to begin Subject Matter Expert Exchanges (SMEE) and partner capacity building engagements with Panamanian forces as part of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018.

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