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  • 1 November 2018
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    US Navy’s Commander Task Force (CTF) 48 has completed this year’s iteration of the Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018 deployment to Central and South America. SPS is an annual series of US Navy deployments focused on subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) with regional partner nation militaries and security forces. This year’s iteration of the mission […]

  • 9 February 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has launched a moored wave buoy which will help study gigantic Southern Ocean waves described as “liquid Himalayas”. Offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago launched the wave buoy about 10 kilometres south of remote Campbell Island, the furthest south such a device has ever been launched. The buoy is part of a collaborative project […]

  • 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, […]

  • 5 October 2015
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    US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 conducted a bilateral exercise with the Peruvian Navy and Air Force Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 as part of Southern Seas 2015. The bilateral exercise helps regional forces work together to […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Good Samaritans, with US Coast Guard coordination, rescued 11 people from boating emergencies in four separate cases across Southern Alaska, Tuesday.   Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a mayday from the crew of the vessel Alaska Rose, that their vessel was on fire on the southwest side of Resurrection Bay with three people aboard. Good Samaritans […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Military Sealift Command Joint High-Speed Vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) moored to the pier in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala July 22 to commence the offload of gear and personnel in support of Southern Partnership Station 2014 (SPS-JHSV 14).   The Sailors, Marines, soldiers and airmen that make up the adaptive force packages (AFPs) supporting SPS-JHSV 14, […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Training & Education

      During recent operations with Commander Task Force 151, HMAS Newcastle planned and conducted Focused Operation SOUTHERN LOOK, an international maritime engagement operation in the Gulf of Aden. The aim of the Focused Operation was to collect information used by the Combined Maritime Forces to assess the likelihood of piracy and other illegal activity in […]

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

    More than 500 sailors from Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Calgary, Winnipeg, Brandon and Yellowknife have departed from their home port of Esquimalt, B.C., to take part in operations and exercises off the coast of Southern California. Supported by two CH-124 Sea King helicopters from 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, the ships will participate in a […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The image shows three of the ships in Exercise Southern Katipo 2015: New Zealand’s HMNZS Canterbury and HMNZS Te Kaha and French Navy’s FNS Prairial from Tahiti.  Exercise Southern Katipo (SK15) is the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) major military exercise and occurs every two years. Personnel from New Zealand and eight other countries – […]

  • 3 September 2018
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    Royal Navy’s mine clearance divers have successfully disposed of a Second World War bomb. The operation was carried out off the coast of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, on August 31. The WWII German bomb had been caught up in nets put out by fishermen in that area. After being called to the scene, the navy sent its […]

  • 24 June 2014
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    Southern Nuclear was honored by the US Navy Reserve during a ceremony on June 20, at the Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., for its exceptional support of America’s citizen sailors. The company was one of 39 civilian employers from across the nation that received this prestigious award.   Nominations were made by Navy Reserve […]

  • 22 September 2015
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    The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrived in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations to begin the Southern Seas 2015 deployment and participate in UNITAS 2015, from late Sept. to mid Dec. 2015. George Washington, Carrier Strike Group 9 (CSG9), Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2), USNS Bighorn (T-AO-198), USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200), USS […]

  • 5 October 2015
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    A local US Coast Guard cutter has returned to Port Angeles following a successful 50-day counter-narcotics patrol off the Pacific coast of Central America. During the patrol, the 65-person crew of Coast Guard Cutter Active interdicted three suspected smuggling vessels, detained nine suspects, and seized more than 4,500 pounds of cocaine valued at over $68 million. […]

  • 6 May 2013
    Training & Education

    A delegation headed by Hon. Brendon O’ Coner, the Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, visited the Southern Naval Headquarters on 03rd May 2013. They were warmly received by Commander Southern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Piyal De Silva and he briefed them on the counter actions taken by SLN against Australia-bound human smuggling activities. During […]

  • 23 April 2013
    Training & Education

    A group of Russian Navy warships has docked at the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas after a long journey from the Pacific Ocean… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, April 23, 2013

  • 4 September 2014
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    Military Sealift Command Joint High-Speed Vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) moored to the pier in Puerto Castilla, Honduras Aug. 30, to commence the offload of gear and personnel for the final leg of Southern Partnership Station 2014 (SPS-JHSV 14).   Sailors, Marines, Soldiers and Airmen, all part of the adaptive force packages (AFPs) supporting SPS-JHSV […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and Carrier Air Wing Two departed from the Southern California operating area June 18 to participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands.   RIMPAC is the world’s largest international maritime exercise and […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Authorities

    Vice Admiral Surinder Pal Singh Cheema PVSM, AVSM, NM assumed command of Indian Southern Naval Command as its Commander in-Chief at a ceremonial parade held at INS Garuda on 19 June.   The Flag Officer prior to assuming the command laid a wreath at the War Memorial to offer remembrances to thousands of martyrs who […]

  • 10 October 2014
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    Sailors and Marines returned to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Va. from a four-month deployment in support of Southern Partnership Station 2014. The joint high-speed vessel USNS Choctaw County (JHSV-2) bustled with activity as dozens of Sailors and Military Sealift Command (MSC) civilian mariners worked together to bring the ship into port. Here, Navy […]

  • 30 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) returned to homeport San Diego, after completing certification exercise (CERTEX) off the coast of Southern California Aug. 28. CERTEX was the final two-week training evolution that graded 15th MEU’s capabilities to conduct amphibious maritime and sea-to-shore operations. “The evolutions were designed to test […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) headed west Oct. 31 to begin an independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans following participation in a 10-day Task Group Exercise (TGEX) off the coast of Southern California. Officers and crew members of Milius said their goodbyes to friends and family Oct. 20 as the […]

  • 7 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Akaroa Harbour, in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand, formed a training ground on 6 November for a rehearsal of amphibious landings taking place within Exercise Southern Katipo 2013 that started two days ago. Around 200 battle-ready troops and 280 tonnes of equipment and vehicles embarked in HMNZS CANTERBURY in Wellington on November 1 in […]

  • 4 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The Mayport-based Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) began Southern Seas 2012, May 2. Southern Seas is an annual collaborative deployment in the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) area of responsibility where a task group deploys to conduct a variety of exercises and multinational exchanges. During Southern Seas, U.S. and South American forces […]

  • 25 July 2018
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    The US Navy’s expeditionary fast transport USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) got underway from Virginia to join Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018 – an annual series of US Navy deployments focused on exchanges with regional partner nation militaries and security forces. Spearhead will conduct subject matter expert exchanges and water well construction projects from July to […]

  • 19 September 2011
    Training & Education

    20 boys from the state of Jammu and Kashmir escorted by their teachers visited Kochi from 15th to 17th September. The boys are on an all India tour under the aegis of the Indian Army with the aim of exposing them to the diversity, progress and strength of their country. Five personnel from the Army […]

  • 23 October 2015
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    U.S. and Canadian naval units began a Task Group Exercise (TGEX) off the coast of Southern California on October 20. Participating units from the Royal Canadian Navy include Canadian Fleet Pacific, Halifax-class frigates HMCS Calgary (FFH 335) and HMCS Vancouver (FFH 331), and Victoria-class submarine HMCS Chicoutimi (SSK 879). U.S. Navy units include Commander, Expeditionary […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy has deployed Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) to the US Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) area of responsibility (AOR) where it will support the multinational exchange Southern Seas 2018. This will be the first deployment for Gunston Hall since 2014. Southern Seas is an annual collaborative deployment in the […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The French frigate FNS Prairial will be visiting New Zealand for Exercise Southern Katipo 15 and will be berthed at Ports of Auckland over the weekend. A light frigate of the French Marine Nationale, the Prairial will also visit Nelson and Napier. Exercise Southern Katipo aims to test and evaluate the New Zealand Defence Force’s ability […]

  • 11 July 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) departed Virginia in late June to start the Southern Seas 2018 deployment which will see the ship and its crew operate in Latin America and the Caribbean. The ship got underway from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia on June […]