USNS Spearhead Sails to Belize for SPS-JHSV 15

US Navy’s USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) arrived in Belize, Aug. 3, to offload adaptive force packages (AFPs) during Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15).

SPS-JHSV 15 is a U.S. 4th Fleet deployment designed to strengthen civil and maritime capabilities with regional partner nations in the Central, South American and Caribbean areas of responsibility.

Capt. Robert J. Cepek, mission commander of Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015, said:

The SPS-JHSV 15 mission is structured around subject-matter-expert exchanges with our partners, building partner capabilities, humanitarian aid and disaster relief and training together to prevent counter-illicit trafficking all of which serve our shared interests and values throughout the region

During SPS-JHSV 15 we will train alongside our partners in Belize and further explore and leverage the Spearhead’s capabilities.

This is the second time USNS Spearhead is dropping off AFPs and military equipment in Belize.

The adaptive force packages are comprised of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Platoon, Navy divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 and a Navy mass communication specialist diver.

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