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  • 18 October 2016

    Amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) left the coast of Haiti October 13 after providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief support for the island as part of Joint Task Force (JTF) Matthew. Mesa Verde’s role in the JTF was to support the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which led the disaster […]

  • 3 March 2015

    Rear Adm. Pete Gumataotao, commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic (CNSL) visited the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) while the ship is undergoing an extensive maintenance period Feb. 23. During his visit to Mesa Verde, Gumataotao was given an extensive tour of the ship, including the barge wardroom, flight deck, aft mast, […]

  • 8 October 2014

    The USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), arrived in Split, Croatia, for a port visit, Oct. 6. While in port, Mesa Verde provides tours for government, military and embassy officials while her officers and crew interact with local and international military leadership. Mesa Verde is crewed by 360 Sailors, and it also maintains 699 Marines as […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) departed Split, Croatia, Oct. 9, after a scheduled port visit. While in Croatia, Sailors and Marines had the opportunity to take tours hosted by the ship’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation team, which showcased some of the unique attractions of the region. […]

  • 8 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Members of the Belgian Navy and U.S. Coast Guard recently completed a week-long maritime law enforcement exercise with partners from the Cabo Verde Coast Guard (CVCG), Maritime Police (CVMP), and Judicial Police (CVJP). The major participating units in the exercise were the Belgian command and support ship BNS Godetia, the CVCG cutter Guardião, and a […]

  • 21 January 2014
    Industry news

    USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) returned to Norfolk, V.A on 17 January 2014, having finished her brief underway within the ship’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).   The INSURV was established 130 years ago to inspect US Navy’s ships and to report on their readiness. The ship’s inspection comes after the ship completed both […]

  • 13 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The US Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) sails through high seas of the Atlantic.   USS Mesa Verde Sailors and Marines attached to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) are deployed within deployment under Bataan Amphibious Ready Group. The ship is designed to deliver a fully equipped battalion of […]

  • 29 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard a Naval Special Warfare rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) practice coming alongside the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) during routine small boat training.   Mesa Verde is part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) crashed at 2:00 p.m. (GMT), yesterday, at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).   All 25 persons aboard the helicopter; 17 Marines and eight Navy Sailors, were safely […]

  • 28 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Having arrived at Cape Verde (19th August), the crew of HMS Richmond did not waste any time in putting the theory learnt from the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre (Narcotics) (MAOC(N)) briefings (received previously in Lisbon, Portugal), into practice with an intensive training programme. A significant amount of work was conducted with the Cape Verde […]

  • 3 April 2013
    Training & Education

    A Royal Navy frigate has been strengthening relations with the Cape Verde Islands by carrying out counter narcotics training drills. As part of a continuing effort by Her Majesty’s Government to support Cape Verde against the trade of illicit narcotics from South America to West Africa, Plymouth based HMS Argyll, spent a week at sea […]

  • 20 April 2012
    Training & Education

      Six members comprising a team of Cape Verde’s Coast Guard, Maritime and Judicial Police, joined eight members of a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) and Sailors from guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56), March 27 through April 18, in recent African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP) operations. Six members comprising a team […]

  • 18 June 2014

    Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) guide a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), as it departs Mesa Verde to support ongoing operations.   The 22nd MEU is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) arrived in Praia, Cape Verde, for a scheduled stop for fuel and supplies Nov. 5. The visit also provided an opportunity to enhance U.S.-Cape Verde relations as the two nations work together to strengthen maritime security in West Africa. While in Praia, McFaul was visited […]

  • 15 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. has been awarded a USD 15.3 million firm-fixed-price contract modification to a previously announced deal for the execution of USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) docking phased maintenance availability.   This effort provides for repair of engine casualties as well as maintenance, the US Department of Defense said. Work will be performed […]

  • 26 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) provided assistance to ten Morrocan mariners whose vessel had capsized three days earlier in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 24. The mariners’ vessel had capsized in rough seas leaving them without food or water for three days until members from Mesa Verde rescued them via a rigid […]

  • 2 November 2011
    Training & Education

        The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) anchored off the coast of Corfu, Greece, for a scheduled port visit, Oct. 30. This is Mesa Verde’s first port visit in 65 days of operations in the Mediterranean Sea. “It’s good to have everyone recharge their batteries,” said Cmdr. John […]

  • 12 May 2015

    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 […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Plymouth based frigate, HMS Portland, has worked with the Cape Verde Coast Guard to strengthen bonds with the Atlantic islanders and help prevent the illegal flow of drugs.   Following a brief stop in the port of Mindelo, HMS Portland sailed back out to sea with a boarding team from Cape […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Five Sailors aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) were frocked to chief petty officer (CPO) during a ceremony held Sept. 16.   The pinning ceremony began with soon-to-be chiefs marching while singing “Anchors Aweigh,” embodying the Navy pride and unity that comes with their new title and rank. Each chief selectee […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Eight U.S. Navy Sailors got the opportunity to visit two Turkish navy ships while Turkish navy officers toured amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) during an exchange of personnel to increase knowledge and cooperation between naval forces throughout the region.   The Turkish navy ships, frigates TCG Gediz (F 495) and TCG […]

  • 28 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) – Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Virginia, a $83 million contract for the USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) fiscal 2018 docking phased maintenance availability. This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization, and repair of the third San Antonio-class […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) participated in a 5 kilometer (5K) run for suicide awareness and prevention, Sept. 14.   September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and commands throughout the Navy are using this month as a launch pad to focus on the Navy’s ongoing suicide […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    UK Navy’s HMS Iron Duke has demonstrated her boarding and helicopter operations at Cape Verde’s Independence Day celebrations.   The frigate stopped at the islands, off the West Coast of Africa, as part of her role to offer training and capability development to partner nations and improve security in the region. But the visit also […]

  • 24 April 2012

    Sixteen Sailors from USS Simpson (FFG 56), six Cape Verdean Coast Guardsmen and school staff painted classrooms at the Escola Lavadouro School in Praia, Cape Verde, April 20. Simpson Sailors scraped away old paint, sanded down the walls and added several layers of paint to two classrooms that had previously been in considerable disrepair. “I […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s sail training ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano arrived at Praia, the capital city of Cape Verde, following port visits to Lisbon, Portugal and Las Palmas, Canary Islands. As soon as the ship docked On September 21, a series of protocol activities commenced, starting with the official welcoming ceremony in honor of the Spanish ambassador […]

  • 28 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Deployed Sailors and Marines aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) celebrated Christmas with fellow service members while deployed to the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility Dec. 24-25. “It’s a little bittersweet,” said Electronics Technician 3rd Class Keshia Gorby from Ashland, Ohio. “We’re away from family, but on the other hand we figure out that […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Marine Tec, Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $39,8 million undefinitized contract action as a modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) fiscal 2015 phased maintenance availability. A phased maintenance availability includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Training & Education

    As Americans and U.S. Navy ships across the globe pause to remember the 72nd anniversary of the day which will live in infamy, USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) Sailors re-lived the events through real-time updates over the loudspeaker in an effort to connect modern Sailors with their Naval heritage and history. The unprovoked, surprise attack […]