SPS-JHSV 15 Commences in Honduras

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Joint forces arrive in Honduras, July 12, in support of Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15).

SPS-JHSV 15 is a joint force comprised of adapted forces including divers, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians, corpsmen, Seabees, intel personnel, preventive medicine specialists, and communication specialists, from the Navy, Marines, Army and Air Force.

Through subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE), construction projects and medical engagements with the host nation’s military personnel and civilians, Southern Partnership Station is able to create strong ties between the U.S and its partners.

SPS-JHSV is an annual series of U.S. Navy deployments, fostering a lasting relationship with host nations by promoting and enhancing regional stability and security through the sharing experiences.

Southern Partnership Station’s primary objectives are countering illicit trafficking, theater security cooperation, and building partner capacity through subject matter expert exchanges, construction projects and medical engagements with the host nations’ military and civilian personnel. SPS-JHSV 15 ashore forces will be traveling to Honduras, Belize, Guatemala and Columbia.

This mission exemplifies the U.S. commitment to cooperative partnership in the Caribbean, Central and South America.

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