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July 1, 2020

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits 4th Fleet

Commander, U.S. Southern Command, Adm. Craig S. Faller visited U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (USNAVSO)/U.S. 4th Fleet headquarters onboard Naval Station Mayport June 26.

May 14, 2020

Disrupting Drug Traffickers - USS Tornado Completes Counter Drug Patrol

Cyclone-class patrol ship USS Tornado (PC 14) returned to Mayport, Florida, May 13, following a 68-day counter narcotics patrol in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. Tornado contributed to Joint Interagency Task Force South’s disruption of more than 35,000 kilograms of cocaine and almost 4,000 pounds of marijuana. This led to keeping an estimated wholesale price of 716 million dollars’ worth of drugs off U.S. streets.

Feb. 7, 2020

USS Little Rock Departs on Maiden Deployment

Beginning its maiden deployment, USS Little Rock (LCS 9) departed its Mayport, Florida, homeport Feb. 6 for the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility, where the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship will operate.

Feb. 4, 2020

USS Detroit Returns for Maiden Mid-Deployment Scheduled Maintenance

In order to swap out crews, USS Detroit (LCS 7) with embarked Gold crew, returned to her Mayport, Florida homeport Feb. 2. The scheduled, pierside pause comes in the midst of the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship’s maiden deployment. While inport, the Gold crew will rotate off following turnover with the Blue crew. The visit will also include a short maintenance period.

Jan. 16, 2020

Sea Control Beyond the Strike Group: USS Detroit and USS Gridley Exercise Together

The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) completed division tactics (DIVTACS) and gunnery exercises while operating in the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility, Jan. 4.

Dec. 12, 2019

4th Fleet Commander Hosts Partner Nations for Senior Leadership Discussion

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, hosted partner nation fleet commanders for a round table leadership discussion and luncheon, Dec 9.

Aug. 23, 2019

U.S. Sailors, Marines Conduct Beach Clean Up in Rio de Janeiro

Sailors and Marines, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), participated in a community relations (COMREL) event while in Rio de Janeiro, Aug 21.

May 15, 2019

Southern Partnership Station 2019 Begins

The U.S. Navy has deployed adaptive force packages (AFPs) in support of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2019 to the Caribbean, Central and South America to conduct subject matter expert exchanges from May to October 2019.

June 8, 2018

4th Fleet Hosts Staff Talks with Peruvian Naval Delegation

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sean Buck, and staff hosted Peruvian Chief of Staff of General Command of Pacific Operations, Rear Adm. Alberto Alcala Luna and his staff for Maritime Staff Talks (MST), June 4-6.

April 20, 2018

U.S. 4th Fleet Participates in SIFOREX 2018

CALLAOU, Peru (NNS) -- Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX) 2018 began in Lima, Peru Apr. 16. Peru is hosting naval forces from the United States and Colombia for the biannual exercise.

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