Fleet Flagsihip Almirante Williams Hosts Fleet Change of Command

December 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – On board the flight deck of the Badge Ship of the National Squadron, the FF-19 Frigate “Admiral Williams” took place on Thursday, December 5, the change of command of its Commander in Chief, in a ceremony headed by the Commander of Naval Operations, Vice Admiral Marcelo Gómez, who acted as its controller. On the…

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USS Wasp Arrives New Homeport of Norfolk

November 18, 2019 – USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrived at Naval Station Norfolk Nov. 18 completing a homeport shift after spending nearly two years forward deployed to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan and operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet (C7F) area of operations. The ship departed Sasebo Aug. 26 and began its transit to Norfolk. Wasp will be replaced by…

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Littoral Combat Group One arrives in Chile

November 29, 2018 – Littoral Combat Group One, comprised of USS Somerset (LPD 25) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), arrived in Valparaiso, Nov. 29, where they will participate in festivities celebrating the bicentennial of the Chilean Navy and in the 11th International Maritime and Naval Exhibition and Conference for Latin America (EXPONAVAL). Sponsored by the Chilean Ministry of…

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US Navy Ships Train with Western Hemisphere Partners

November 26, 2018 – In support of U.S. Southern Command’s (USSOUTHCOM) Enduring Promise Initiative, amphibious transport dock USS Somerset (LPD 25) and guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) will conduct interoperability and partnership exercises in Ecuador, Peru and Chile. Somerset has approximately 300 U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Peru that will conduct humanitarian…

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Launching the 995ED at Exponaval

November 26, 2018 – Griffon Hoverwork will be staging the official global launch of the new 995ED model taking place at Latin America’s premier naval and maritime exhibition Exponaval in Valparaiso, Chile running from December 4-7. We strive to keep ourselves at the cutting edge of amphibious operations and Exponaval provides a perfect setting to show why Griffon lead the…

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Armada de Chile begins its Bicentennial commemorating the First Naval Operation of Chile

Google Translation From March 2017 until October 2018, the Chilean Navy will be carrying out various activities to commemorate its 200 years of life. During the celebration of the Bicentennial the strategic vision and historical legacies will be presented, in the naval and maritime fields, with which the Institution has contributed to the consolidation of the national territory and development…

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Transport “Aquiles” finalizes its first commission framed in the Antarctic Campaign 2017-2018

Google Translation Punta Arenas. This December 10, the transport AP-41 “Aquiles” sailed to Valparaiso after making his first commission of the 71st Naval Antarctic Campaign, where he sailed a total of 5,750 nautical miles, equivalent to 10,638 kilometers, and was intended for logistic support of national and international operators, in addition to satisfying the institutional needs settled on the White…

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