U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command & U.S. 4th Fleet Story Archive

USS Zephyr Wraps Up Port Visit to Montego Bay  (8 May 2017)
The Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) departed Montego Bay, Jamaica, May 6, following a scheduled port visit.
USS Zephyr Returns to Homeport  (11 May 2017)
The Cyclone-class patrol costal ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) and its embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) returned to its homeport in Mayport, Florida, May 10, following a 56 day patrol in the 4th fleet area of operations conducting Operation Martillo.
USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT Participates in the 41st Blue Flag Exercise  (11 May 2017)
U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT) participated in the Air Force exercise Blue Flag as the Combined Forces Maritime Component Command (CFMCC), from April 20-28.
U.S. Navy-Colombian Maritime Staff Talks Come to a Close in Mayport  (17 May 2017)
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Sean Buck, hosted the Commandant of the Colombian coast guard, Rear Adm. Andres Vasquez Villegas, and other senior Colombian naval officers to conduct Maritime Staff Talks (MST) from May 16-17.
John Finn Transits the Panama Canal  (20 June 2017)
Two weeks into its maiden voyage across the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) has visited three nations and demonstrated proficiency in a variety of warfare areas as the crew sails to its homeport of San Diego.
Inter-American Naval Telecommunications Network Secretariat Celebrates 50th Anniversary  (26 June 2017)
The Inter-American Naval Telecommunications Network (IANTN) Secretariat celebrated its 50th anniversary by conducting a Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIXS) video teleconference at U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT) headquarters, Jun 23.
US 4th Fleet Kicks off Teamwork South 2017  (30 June 2017)
U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT) kicks off Teamwork South 2017 (TWS-17) exercise off the coast of Chile, July 1.
Southern Partnership Station 2017 Begins  (30 June 2017)
U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT) began Southern Partnership Station-Expeditionary Fast Transport 2017 (SPS-EPF 17) by deploying USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1), Saturday, to Central and South America from July to late October 2017.
CSL Comalapa Hosts Annual Open House for Local Salvadorans  (30 June 2017)
Cooperative Security Location (CSL) Comalapa hosted its annual open house event, June 26, welcoming more than 300 Salvadoran guests. The annual event is held to show appreciation to our Salvadoran partners for their support of the Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S).
USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) Visits Key West  (5 July 2017)
USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) arrived at Naval Air Station Key West, July 3, for the first scheduled port call of Southern Partnership Station-Expeditionary Fast Transport 2017 (SPS-EPF 17).
VP-9 Works with Local Love, Hope Children's Home in El Salvador  (12 July 2017)
Sailors assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 9 and Cooperative Security Location (CSL) Comalapa, El Salvador, teamed up to break the record for the largest single donation of goods to the Love and Hope Children's Home in El Salvador following a donation drive, July 5.
Joint Interagency Task Force South Director Visits Spearhead  (14 July 2017)
Sailors assigned to USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) hosted Rear Adm. Christopher Tomney, director of Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South), July 10 during the ship's visit to Naval Air Station Key West, to mark the opening phase of SPS 17.
UNITAS Participants Host International Cuisine Festival  (18 July 2017)
Participants of UNITAS 2017 indulged in cuisine from six different countries at a festival held on board the Callao Naval Base located on the Pacific Peruvian Coast, July 16.
US Coast Guard Hosts Maritime Law Enforcement Symposium  (18 July 2017)
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team headed a maritime law enforcement symposium as part of UNITAS 2017 at Peruvian Naval Base Callao, July 16.
UNITAS 2017 Naval Exercise Begins In Peru  (18 July 2017)
Naval maritime forces from 19 countries are gathering in Lima, Peru, to kick off the 58th iteration of the annual multilateral exercise UNITAS. The meeting will conclude on July 26.

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