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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.

Nov. 21, 2018

Central, South American Nations Demonstrate Power of Democracy

Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said that the power of democracy is increasingly on display in Central and South America.

Nov. 16, 2018

Visiting Colombia, CSAF stresses importance of maintaining close ties to key Latin America ally

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein concluded a two-day visit to Colombia on Thursday, reinforcing bonds with one of the United States’ closest allies in Latin America and pledging to accelerate joint training activities with an air force he called the “gold standard” in the region.

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. 15, 2018

MEDEL tests local water during community outreach in Honduras

The Medical Element Preventative Medicine team hit the streets of Comayagua and Siguatepeque, Nov. 7, for their weekly community outreach mission assisting the Ministry of Health representatives in Comayagua.

Nov. 15, 2018

Preventative medicine protects community

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras— The Medical Element preventative medicine team worked with Ministry of Health representatives in Comayagua to search for mosquitoes on a school campus in Siguatepeque, Oct. 30-31.

Nov. 13, 2018

Central American and Caribbean Air Chiefs Visit Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern)

Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) hosted the Central American and Caribbean Air Chief’s conference with participants from Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico and Panama, Nov. 6-8, 2018.

Nov. 13, 2018

An 8 Year-Old's Return to Comfort

Distant footsteps lightly echo through the empty passageway. Two figures of different height walk briskly through the hall toward a heavy steel door labeled “General Surgery: Authorized Personnel Only.” Attached at the hand, the smaller of the two, stops abruptly pulling his mother to a halt.

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.

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