USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) Deploys in Support of British Carrier Task Group 21

April 19, 2021 – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), departed Mayport, Apr. 19, for deployment to participate in HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) Strike Group. The inclusion of U.S. forces in the strike group will improve expeditionary capabilities and interoperability between NATO allies, demonstrating the United States’ commitment to the NATO alliance. “It is an honor…

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Colombian Navy participates in multilateral naval exercise

March 20, 2021 (Google Translation) – 40 men from the Caribbean Naval Force participated for 71 days in 17 naval exercises under NATO standards. From last January 2 to March 13, the ARC “Pijao” Submarine participated in Operation Diesel Electric Submarine Initiative -DESI- named for its acronym in English, which was carried out in jurisdictional waters of the United States…

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USCGC Valiant Returns to Mayport

March 16, 2021 – The USCGC Valiant (WMEC-621) crew returned home to Naval Station Mayport, Tuesday after completing a 26-day patrol conducting law enforcement operations in the Caribbean Sea. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant patrolled over 4,600 nautical miles in the Caribbean Sea, conducting counter-narcotics operations in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S), Coast Guard District 7 and Coast…

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2021 DESI Closing Ceremony

February 26, 2021 – Commander, Submarine Forces hosted a combined Diesel-Electric Submarine Initiative (DESI) closing ceremony for the conclusion of the 2021 deployment season with Colombian submarine ARC Pijao (SS 28) and Peruvian submarine BAP Pisagua (SS 33) on Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Feb. 26. Established by U.S. Fleet Forces Command in 2001, the DESI program is a U.S. Navy…

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USS Sioux City Returns from First Deployment

December 4, 2020 – The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11) returned to Mayport, Fla., Dec. 4, following its deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations. Sioux City, along with the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, Detachment 6, deployed on August 30, 2020, to conduct U.S. Southern Command and Joint Interagency…

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NE Brasil Exercises With US Coast Guard

December 2, 2020 – The U.S. Coast Guard hosted members of the Brazilian navy on three occasions in November throughout the Southeastern United States. “We sincerely appreciate the NE Brasil (U27) leadership’s hospitality and willingness to engage,” said Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, commander, U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area. “While international engagements have been difficult due to COVID-19, the U.S. Coast…

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Destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) Sails Away from Ingalls Shipbuilding

September 4, 2020 – Destroyer Delbert D. Black departed from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division today, sailing to its homeport in Mayport, Florida. “Our shipbuilders have done an excellent job throughout the construction of Delbert D. Black preparing the new Aegis destroyer to join the Navy’s fleet,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said. “Today we celebrate the continued monumental…

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USS Sioux City Deploys to Support Counter Narcotics Operations

August 30, 2020 – Beginning its initial deployment, the Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11), with embarked Gold crew, departed Mayport today for the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. Sioux City will support enhanced counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. Sioux City’s operations will involve practical exercises and exchanges with partner nations, supporting U.S.…

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USS St. Louis Joins the Fleet

August 8, 2020 – The U.S. Navy commissioned Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS St. Louis (LCS 19), August 8. Due to public health safety concerns and restrictions of large public gatherings related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Navy commissioned St. Louis at a private event. Due to public health safety concerns and restrictions of large public gatherings related…

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