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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.