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Nov. 30, 2018

U.S. Soldiers Assist Honduran Hospital

Soldiers assigned to Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element and Regional Health Command began assisting a San Pedro Sula hospital in late November.

Nov. 29, 2018

Opening Ceremony Held in Riohacha, Colombia in Support of Enduring Promise 2018

RIOHACHA, Colombia (NNS) -- Senior leadership and personnel embarked aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) attended an opening ceremony at a land-based medical site in Riohacha, Colombia, Nov. 26.

Nov. 29, 2018

Littoral Combat Group One Arrives in Chile

VALPARAISO, Chile (NNS) – Littoral Combat Group One, comprised of USS Somerset (LPD 25) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), arrived in Valparaiso, Chile, on Nov. 29 where they will participate in festivities celebrating the bicentennial of the Chilean Navy and in the Eleventh International Maritime and Naval Exhibition and Conference for Latin America (EXPONAVAL).

Nov. 28, 2018

U.S. Air Force hydrazine team train Chilean Airmen

A U.S. Air Force hydrazine Mobile Training Team traveled to Los Condores Air Base, Chile, to conduct classroom instruction and hands-on training with Chilean Air Force fuels technicians.

Nov. 28, 2018

Texas, Washington Air National Guard participate in Brazilian-led international exercise

Brazil kicked off its multinational air combat exercise CRUZEX VII Nov. 18 and invited participation from U.S. and six other partner nations.

Nov. 27, 2018

Sailors Aboard Wayne E. Meyer Conduct Fisheries Patrol Exercise with US Coast Guard, Ecuadorian Navy

PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) conducted a fisheries patrol exercise with the U.S. Coast Guard and Ecuadorian naval assets in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 22.

Nov. 26, 2018

Mattis Oversees Southcom Command Change

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis presided over the U.S. Southern Command change-of-command ceremony in Miami, as Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd turned over the reins to Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller.

Nov. 26, 2018

USNS Comfort: The Pride of the Mission

Since her sophomore year in high school, Michelle Tayas-Rivas has wanted to be a Hospital Corpsman. “I was in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps in high school,” said Tayas-Rivas. “I knew I was going to join the military, and it was between the Marines and the Navy. Since the Marines don’t have a medical side, I chose the Navy.”

Nov. 25, 2018

A Volunteer’s Dream to Serve Comes True on USNS Comfort

Tammy Tangeman, a World Hope International volunteer, never thought that her dream of aiding the Navy in a medical assistance effort would be realized.

Nov. 21, 2018

SOUTHCOM and JTF leaders celebrate Thanksgiving with Troopers

Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, Commander, U.S. Southern Command, visited Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday as one of his final acts as commander, Nov. 22. Tidd was joined by incoming SOUTHCOM Commander, Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller; Marine Sgt. Maj. Bryan K. Zickefoose, SOUTHCOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader; and JTF GTMO leaders, to visit Troopers on duty and serve Thanksgiving lunch at the Camp America Galley.

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