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  • 29 January 2014

    USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), the U.S. Navy’s first of ten joint, high-speed vessels (JHSV) docked in Rota, Spain on Monday, January 27 for its first port call on its maiden deployment, aimed at building up relations with partner nations in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of West Africa and in the Gulf of Guinea. […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s first-in-class joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) departed Rota, Spain March 2, as the ship now sets sail to the waters off Africa to participate with Africa partners in a series of engagements and exercises.   Since departing her homeport in Virginia Beach, Va., Spearhead has traveled more than 9,000 nautical […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    U.S., British and Spanish Marines embarked aboard Military Sealift Command joint, high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead conducted a full schedule of weapons and tactics training alongside Angolan military personnel as part of Africa Partnership Station 2015 in the port of Luanda, Angola, March 2-7. Additionally, Spearhead hosted several engagements aboard the ship including an embassy function […]

  • 8 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s first Joint High-Speed Vessel, USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), is scheduled to visit the Port of St. Petersburg beginning Sunday, Feb. 10. The ship will remain in port until its departure Tuesday afternoon. The port call is primarily a working visit and an opportunity for senior officials and military personnel from U.S. Central Command […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Authorities

    The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), along with its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors and civil service mariners, departed Mindelo, Cabo Verde, following a scheduled port visit May 11, 2015. The visit is Spearhead’s final port call as it finishes up its deployment in U.S. 6th Fleet area of […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    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 […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Authorities

    Joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) and its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors, civil service mariners and U.S., Spanish and British Marines conduct the Gabon phase of Spearhead’s support to Africa Partnership Station in Port Gentil, Gabon, April 6, 2015. While in port, Spearhead’s embarked military detachment will conduct bilateral training with Gabon […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) first joint high-speed vessel, USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), made its first port visit to the Port of St. Petersburg Feb. 10. U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, Mayor Bill Foster and other distinguished visitors from St. Petersburg joined Navy Chief of Information Rear Adm. John Kirby, Capt. Sam Norton, commander, MSC Atlantic, […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s first joint high-speed vessel, USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), made a brief stop at Naval Station Mayport Feb. 14 to introduce the ship to Commander, U.S. 4th Fleet on its way to its new homeport in Little Creek, Va. The port call is an opportunity for senior officials and military personnel from U.S. 4th […]

  • 12 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The USNS Spearhead and its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors, civil service mariners and U.S., Spanish and British Marines began the Cameroonian phase of Africa Partnership Station (APS) March 11, 2015 in Douala, Cameroon. Spearhead will function as a training platform for Cameroonian marines to practice maritime interdiction boardings in preparation for Obangame Express […]

  • 18 April 2014

    Sailors and civil service mariners aboard joint, high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) delivered 46 pallets of humanitarian items donated by private companies to nongovernmental organizations as part of Project Handclasp in Lagos, Nigeria, April 15.   Project Handclasp is a U.S. Navy program that accepts and transports educational, humanitarian and goodwill material donated by […]

  • 23 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from the U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) are preparing for their deployment in 2016 to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Their aim will be to support the international collaborative capacity-building program Africa Partnership Station (APS). Sailors participated in a two-week training at the Navy Expeditionary Warfighting Development […]

  • 4 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s first-in-class joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) left the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, May 2, after more than three months of operating in the European and African theaters.   Since entering the theater in late January, Spearhead conducted maritime security operations in the Mediterranean, participated in multinational maritime exercises […]

  • 5 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) entered U.S. 6th Fleet’s area of operations in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS), Jan. 1, 2014. While on deployment, Spearhead is scheduled to visit and interact with more than 20 nations and sail more than 15,000 miles, highlighting U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet’s […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Authorities

    The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) entered Dakar, Senegal, on January 29. USNS Spearhead is currently deployed as part of the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of the international collaborative capacity-building program Africa Partnership Station. Spearhead is working with African partner nations to enhance maritime security off the coast of […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy is deploying joint high speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) to Central and South America and the Caribbean to conduct subject-matter expert exchanges and orientations in support of a regional exercise, June 15 to Oct. 10. The exercise, Southern Partnership Station – JHSV 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15), is an annual international exercise that […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USNS Spearhead (EPF 1) returned to Mayport Oct. 9, after deploying from early June to early October in support of Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15). USNS Spearhead (EPF 1), formerly known as USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) returned to Mayport to drop off members of the crew before it returns to Norfolk, […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), operated by the Military Sealift Command, arrived in Honduras, for its first mission stop during Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15), July 11. Spearhead’s deployment to the region exemplifies the U.S. commitment to cooperative partnerships in the Caribbean, Central and South America. The ship’s arrival to Honduras not […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) arrived in Sekondi, Ghana, for a routine port visit Feb. 3, 2015. Spearhead is currently in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations (AOO) to assist in U.S. and partner nation maritime law enforcement interoperability, and to support partner nation capacity building during its […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) and its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors, civil service mariners, and U.S., Spanish and British Marines began taking part in Exercise Obangame Express 2015, March 20. Spearhead is functioning as a platform for Nigerian and Cameroonian forces to simulate maritime interdiction boardings for the multinational maritime security […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) patrols the Atlantic Ocean as part of Africa Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership 2015. Spearhead is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of the international collaborative capacity-building program Africa Partnership Station. Image: US Navy

  • 4 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s first Joint High Speed Vessel, USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), successfully completed its Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) end-to-end event, NAVSEA announced Oct. 3. This test represents the last event in the JHSV program’s IOT&E schedule, a series of post-delivery test and trials designed to determine the operational effectiveness and suitability of the […]

  • 5 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    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 […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), operated by the Military Sealift Command, arrived in Cartagena, Colombia for the Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15) mission, Sept. 16. On Spearhead’s fourth stop it delivered three Adaptive Force Package (AFP) elements ashore- Navy Divers, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians and a Mass […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1), from the Military Sealift Command,  arrived in Sekondi, Ghana, for a scheduled port visit January 30. This is the first port visit for Spearhead in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS). The ship is scheduled to embark members of the host nationals who will work alongside […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Service members and civilians involved in the scheduled deployment of the joint high speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) this summer to the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations met March 25 and March 26 at Naval Station Mayport to finalize plans for the mission.   The Spearhead is a 338-foot-long […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Industry news

    USNS Spearhead, the US Navy’s first Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), sailed away from the Austal USA shipyard Jan. 19 en route to its layberth in Little Creek, Va. Manned for the first time by the ship’s crew, Spearhead will now begin a period of operational test and trials prior to conducting missions later this […]

  • 16 September 2011
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy will christen the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) “Spearhead” on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at a ceremony at Austal’s U.S. shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. The 103 metre aluminium catamaran, “Spearhead”, is the first of its class under construction at Austal USA. “Spearhead” and the nine other JHSVs under contract are ideal for […]

  • 6 December 2012
    Industry news

    Military Sealift Command accepted delivery of the Navy’s first joint high-speed vessel at Austal Shipyard in Mobile, Ala., Dec. 5. USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), a joint high-speed vessel, or JHSV, is designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment. MSC will own and operate Spearhead and the eight other JHSVs that are under […]