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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 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

Comfort Begins Medical Services in Costa Rica Following Opening Ceremony

Senior leadership from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) alongside host, U.S. diplomatic and partner nation representatives attended an opening ceremony to mark the beginning of the ship’s medical mission stop in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, July 23.

July 24, 2019

U.S. Service Members Converge in Costa Rica for a Trilateral Leadership Exchange

United States Noncommissioned officers (NCO) from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), two U.S. Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South (MARFORSOUTH), and one U.S. soldier from the New Mexico National Guard State Partnership Program, converged in Costa Rica for a five day trilateral workshop to enhance NCO Core competencies and best practices for NCO corps and leadership development.

April 16, 2019

JTF-B burns cultural barriers during CENTAM SMOKE

Firefighters from five Central American countries and Joint Task Force - Bravo participated in Central America Sharing Mutual Operational Knowledge and Experiences (CENTAM SMOKE) exercise, from April 8 - 12, here.

Jan. 29, 2019

Costa Rica's Minister of Public Security Visits SOUTHCOM

MIAMI (Jan. 28, 2019) – Costa Rica's Minister of Public Security Michael Soto Rojas visited the headquarters of U.S. Southern Command and met with SOUTHCOM commander, Navy Adm. Craig Faller, Jan. 28.

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.

June 19, 2018

Air Advisors conduct first-ever BPC mission in Costa Rica

The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron recently conducted their first-ever mission to the Central American country of Costa Rica. The nine member team, executed a three-week building partnership capacity mission with the air vigilance service, of SVA, from May 16 through June 9, 2018.

Oct. 18, 2017

Coast Guard Transfers Two Former Cutters To Costa Rica

The Coast Guard conducted a transfer ceremony of the former cutters Long Island and Roanoke Island to the Costa Rican coast guard in Caldera, Costa Rica, Oct. 13. Costa Rica is the third nation to receive 110-foot patrol boats through the Office of International Acquisition’s Excess Defense Articles (EDA) Program.

Dec. 14, 2016

JTF Bravo sends hurricane damage team to Costa Rica

Joint Task Force Bravo sent two personnel from Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras to Costa Rica to assist in damage assessment in the aftermath of Hurricane Otto, which hit the country on Nov. 26.

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