ARC Gloria to Make Four Day Stop at San Andres Island

November 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – With a crew of 164 people, including 20 Officers of which three are special guests of the Colombian Air Force, National Army and National Police, 44 NCOs and 88 Grumetes of the ARC Naval School of NCOs “Barranquilla”, will arrive on the island of San Andrés, the ambassador of the seas, as the instructional…

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Magical Magdalena Crossing 2019 Completed

September 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – After 16 days of travel and 294 nautical miles sailed aboard the ARC ship “A” of the Colombian Navy, the Magdalena Magdalena Crossing 2019 culminated successfully, where well-being, joy and health were brought to more than 20,000 inhabitants from the banks of the main fluvial artery of Colombia, the Magdalena River. The crossing was…

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UNITAS LX Exercise Strengthens Partnerships

August 30, 2019 – Brazil hosted over 3,100 personnel from 13 countries for the 60th anniversary of exercise UNITAS, the longest running multinational maritime exercise in the world, Aug. 18-30. During closing ceremonies, Maj. Gen. Michael Fahey III, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces South, spoke to the participants. “We are a successful team because we share the same ideals…respect…

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Operation “BRACOLPER NAVAL” Turns 45

July 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – From July 9 to August 9, the “Raposo Tavares” and “Amapá” River Patrol Ships (NPaFlu) and the “Carlos Chagas” Hospital Assistance Ship (NAsH), subordinated to the Amazon Flotilla Command (ComFlotAM) , and a UH-12 aircraft from the First Northwest General Employment Helicopter Squadron, participate in Operation “BRACOLPER NAVAL 2019”, composing the Task Force (WG)…

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USNS Comfort Departs Norfolk for Medical Mission

June 14, 2019 – USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Norfolk, June 14, to begin her deployment to South America, Central America and the Caribbean. During its deployment, Comfort will provide medical assistance in support of regional partners and in response to the regional impacts of the Venezuela political and economic crisis. “We are embarking on a five-month deployment to the…

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Hospital Ship to Depart Norfolk for Medical Mission

June 10, 2019 – USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) deploys from Naval Station Norfolk on Friday, June 14 at 8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During its five-month deployment, Comfort will provide medical assistance in support of regional partners and in response to the regional impacts of the Venezuela political and economic crisis. While deployed, Comfort will conduct mission stops in Colombia,…

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Colombian Navy Assists With Oil Sprill Cleanup in Cartagena

May 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – Coast Guard Rapid Reaction Units, in coordination with the Harbor Authority of Cartagena and the Caribbean Oceanographic and Hydrographic Research Center, perform the verification and containment of an oil slick that is found in the inner bay of the heroic city. Personnel of the Coast Guard Station of Cartagena performs the dispersion of oily…

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Juan Sebastián de Elcano pays homage to Blas de Lezo in Cartagena de Indias

March 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – On March 2, during her stopover in the Colombian city of Cartagena de Indias, the crew and midshipmen of the School Ship “Juan Sebastián de Elcano” participated in a tribute to the distinguished Spanish sailor, Lieutenant General D. Blas de Lezo and Olavarrieta. In the same scenario in which one of the most glorious…

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Five Officers Update Colombian Navy Frigates’ Communications

March 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Naval Academy of Cadets “Almirante Padilla”, through the application of knowledge and the integration of the academy in function of its bases and units of the National Navy, has developed the update to the communication system of the surface units, initially applied to the ARC Admiral Padilla Frigate. This project is given by…

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USNS Comfort Reaches Mid-Deployment in Panama

November 14, 2018 – Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T- AH 20) transited the Panama Canal, Nov. 11, following a two-day port visit in Panama City. Comfort is headed north to Turbo, Colombia, for the third of its five mission stops. Having completed mission stops in Esmeraldas, Ecuador and Paita, Peru, the crew has already treated 10,224 patients with general medical,…

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ARC Gloria for the first time in the great Malecón del Río in Barranquilla

October 10, 2018 (Google Translation) – Next October 12th at 9 o’clock in the morning our floating ambassador will arrive in Barranquilla and will dock for the first time in its history in the Great Malecon del Río, at the height of the Puerta de Oro Events Center, it will be open to the public during extended hours the attendance…

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Minister of Defense announces that Ecuador rejoins Unitas maneuvers

August 23, 2018 (Google translation) – Ecuador dismisses this Friday, August 24, a fleet of the Naval Force that rejoins, after 11 years of absence, the multinational Unitas maneuvers 2018, involving 13 countries in the Americas and the United Kingdom. This information was provided by Defense Minister, division general in passive service Oswaldo Jarrín Román, who stressed that this activity…

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Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018 concludes

The world’s largest international maritime exercise concluded Aug. 2 following more than a month of training events conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-five nations, 46 surface ships, five submarines, 17 land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in Rim of the Pacific exercise 2018. This year’s RIMPAC iteration marked the 26th…

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