USCGC Valiant Home From Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC 621) returned to Naval Station Mayport, July 20, after completing a 53-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant patrolled over 7,800 nautical miles in the Caribbean Sea, conducting a variety of operations in support of Coast Guard District 7. The Valiant crew then executed five interdiction cases involving 70 migrants and supported…

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USS Philippine Sea Completes Homeport Shift to Norfolk

June 11, 2021 – Continuing the Navy’s strategic realignment of ships, USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) arrived here today, making Norfolk its new homeport June 10, 2021. Due to excess port loading in Mayport, Fla., the ship, its crew and families moved from there in order to support their upcoming Selected Restricted Availability in a Norfolk-area shipyard. Its departure marks…

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SERMC Completes Milwaukee SRA On Time

May 27, 2021 – Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) was delivered to the fleet on time after completing a Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) at Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC). This was the first-ever LCS SRA accomplished in Mayport. The availability included repairs and modernization required to sustain Milwaukee’s material condition between overhauls. “Our ability to work cohesively…

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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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