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Aug. 9, 2019

Comfort Starts Providing Medical Assistance in Panama Following Opening Ceremony

Host nation government officials, partner nation representatives and senior leadership from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) attended an opening ceremony to mark the beginning of the ship’s medical mission in Colon, Panama Aug. 7.

Aug. 5, 2019

USS Carter Hall Sets Sail for UNITAS LX

Nearly 350 Sailors and Marines serving aboard the USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) departed Joint Expeditionary Base-Little Creek today, Aug. 4, for UNITAS LX (60).

Aug. 5, 2019

U.S. Sends 60 Training Helicopters to Colombia

Fighting illegal drug trafficking is done to safeguard national security, and this fight is supported by security assistance programs executed for the Army by Security Assistance Command. USASAC has used one such program, Section 333, to transfer 60 TH-67 Training Bell Model helicopters to the Regional Helicopter Training Center in Melgar, Colombia.

Aug. 1, 2019

USS Michael Murphy Supports Maritime Interdicton Operations

PACIFIC OCEAN – While conducting routine operations in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations an MH-60R Sea Hawk, assigned to the "Easyriders" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, embarked aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), sighted a low profile vessel on July 25.

July 31, 2019

Comfort Departs Costa Rica Following Closing Ceremony

The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) held its closing ceremony at Gimnasio el Coloso de Barranca symbolizing the completion of the hospital ship’s third medical mission in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, July 27.

July 30, 2019

U.S. Army Aviation Team Completes Qualifications to Support USNS Comfort 2019

U.S. Army Helicopter pilots and crew members of Joint Task Force-Bravo completed qualifications July 18-26 to support an upcoming mission, off the coast of Punta Arenas, Costa Rica.

July 30, 2019

Seabees Begin Construction of New School for Indigenous Colombian Wayuu Tribe

The Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2019 Seabee detachment from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE (NMCB 1) began construction of a new school for Colombia’s indigenous Wayuu people.

July 27, 2019

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Costa Rica to Strengthen Security Partnership

U.S. Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Costa Rica July 24 – 26, where he met with leaders to discuss security cooperation.

July 25, 2019

USS Michael Murphy Provides Aid to Stranded Mariners

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) rescued distressed mariners at sea, July 24. 

July 25, 2019

New Leader Assumes Command of JTF-Bravo

U.S. Army Colonel Steven Barry, an Ohio State University graduate and former West Point instructor in Military History, assumed command of Joint Task Force-Bravo July 24, 2019 during a Change of Command ceremony at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.

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