USNS Spearhead Sails to NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), operated by Military Sealift Command, arrived in Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15), Aug. 11.

During the visit, Sailors and civil service mariners assigned to USNS Spearhead will also participate in a community relations event with the local population to clean up Cable Beach at NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay.

USNS Spearhead is deployed in support of SPS-JHSV 15, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored deployment focusing on enhancing cooperative partnerships with regional maritime services and improving operational readiness for all participating services.

The USNS Spearhead’s visit to NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay allows for increased operability and longer on-station times in the mission stop nations; Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia and Belize.

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