USNS Spearhead Ends Mission in Belize

U.S. Navy Diver and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician training teams completed their second stop of the SPS-JHSV 15 mission on August 21 in Big Creek, Belize as part of the Adaptive Force Package (AFP) onboard USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), operated by the Military Sealift Command.

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.

While ashore in Belize, Navy Divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Company 3-1 from EODMU 3 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians from Platoon 642, EODMU6 provided training and conducted subject matter expert exchanges (SMEEs) with their counterparts to increase partner nation’s capabilities to counter illicit trafficking and deal with explosive ordnance disposal.

SPS-JHSV 15’s mission to the region exemplifies the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command commitment to cooperative partnerships in the Caribbean, Central and South America.

The AFP traveled to Honduras and is heading to Guatemala and Colombia next.

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