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March 11, 2019

Opening Ceremony Celebrates Milestone for Colombia’s SOF NCOs

TOLEMAIDA, Colombia - The noncommissioned officer has often been described as the “backbone” of the United States Armed Forces for being the most visible force charged with executing an organization’s mission and training its personnel. Developing the NCO has long been a strategy in the U.S. military for maintaining readiness by providing the education and training needed to operate in complex environments.

Feb. 20, 2019

Colombian Defense Chief Visits SOUTHCOM

MIAMI (Feb. 20, 2019) -- U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, hosted Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Luis Navarro Jiménez, Commanding General of the Colombian Military Forces, at SOUTHCOM headquarters today.

Feb. 17, 2019

DoD, DoS, USAID Work Together to Provide Aid for Venezuelans

Three C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and Joint Base Charleston, S.C., delivered humanitarian aid to Cucuta, Columbia, Feb. 16, 2019 in coordination with the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development.

Dec. 10, 2018

Venezuelan-American Medical Association Partners with Enduring Promise

The Venezuelan-American Medical Association (VAMA) partnered with the multinational medical team embarked on hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) to engage in the Enduring Promise mission in Central and South America.

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. 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. 16, 2018

USNS Comfort Reaches Mid-Deployment

Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T- AH 20) transited the Panama Canal, Nov. 11, following a two-day port visit in Panama City.

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.

Oct. 11, 2018

U.S. Navy Seabees Complete Well Drilling Operations in Colombia

RIOHACHA, Colombia (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 completed water-well drilling exploration operations Oct. 3 in the rural community of Riohacha, Colombia as part of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018.

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