Méndez Núñez Pays Tribute to the “Last of the Philippines”

September 10, 2019 (Google Translation) – Last Monday, September 9, the frigate of the Spanish Navy F-104 ‘Méndez Núñez’, which is in transit to the island of Guam, has anchored in the Bay of Baler (Philippines) to pay tribute to the ‘Heroes del Baler ‘or better known as’ The Last of the Philippines’. This detachment consisted of 54 soldiers defended 121 years ago the Spanish possessions in the archipelago during a year of siege, then starring in one of the greatest feats of Spanish military history. The entire endowment has…

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Mendez Nunez Visits Goa

August 1, 2019 – Spanish Navy Ship Mendez Nunez arrived at Mormugao Port on 01 Aug 19 at 0900 h . Commander Antonio Gonzalez del Tanago de la Strada , the Commanding Officer of the ship called on Rear Admiral Philipose Pynumootil, Flag Officer Commanding Goa Area on the same day. A number of activities between Indian Navy and the visiting Spanish warship are planned during the ship’s three day stay at Goa. These include a volleyball match, training visit to the ship and INS Hansa in addition to reciprocal…

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Méndez Núñez Returns to Ferrol

March 7, 2019 (Google Translation) – The frigate of the Spanish Navy “Méndez Núñez” (F-104) has returned today to its home port in Ferrol, after finishing his training along with other units of the US Navy. In this period he has stopped at the ports of Norfolk (Virginia) and Charleston (South Carolina), and has participated in the training exercise and certification “Composite Training Unit Exercise” or C2X, together with the rest of the Group’s units. Combat of the aircraft carrier “Abraham Lincoln”. After a brief stay in Charleston for rest…

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Méndez Núñez” Completes Training with US Navy

February 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – The frigate of the Spanish Navy “Méndez Núñez” (F-104) has satisfactorily completed the planned training in its integration with units of the US Navy. The frigate has participated in the certification exercise “Composite Training Unit Exercise” (COMPTUEX), which assesses the preparation of the Carrier Combat Group “Abraham Lincoln”. The “Méndez Núñez” left its base in Ferrol last January 3 to the naval base in Norfolk (Virginia). During the transit, he carried out internal training in preparation for his participation in the exercise. During their…

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Abraham Lincoln CSG in Strait Transit Exercise

February 11, 2019 – USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and ships from its carrier strike group (ABECSG) participated in a simulated strait transit off the eastern coast of the United States, Feb. 7. Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 conducted the simulation as part of composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX) to test the strike group’s ability to navigate safely, while also dealing with threats that could be encountered during their upcoming deployment scheduled for later this year. The Álvaro de Bazan-class Spanish navy frigate ESPS Méndez Núñez (F 104) and the…

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Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Departs for COMPTUEX

January 28, 2019 – The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) departed Naval Station Norfolk for Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), Jan. 25. COMPTUEX is a certification exercise that assesses a strike group’s ability to conduct military operations at sea and project power ashore through joint planning and execution of challenging and realistic training scenarios. During COMPTUEX, ABECSG will be evaluated on their ability to integrate all assets of the strike group into a cohesive, multi-mission fighting force, and their ability to carry out sustained combat operations at sea. The…

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Méndez Núñez Hosts US Secretary of the Navy

January 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – During the morning of last 17, at the Naval Base of Norfolk, the frigate of the Navy Méndez Nuñez received the visit of the Secretary of the US Navy, Richard V. Spencer. The Secretary of the Navy, accompanied by the Undersecretary of Procurement James. F. Geurts, was received by the Commander and crew of the frigate Méndez Núñez, as well as by the Defense and Naval Attaches of Spain in the US, the Commander of the Carrier Group 12 (Rear Admiral John Wade) and…

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Carrier Strike Group 12 Welcomes Spanish Frigate Mendez Nñez to Norfolk

January 15, 2019 – The Álvaro de Bazán-class Spanish navy frigate ESPS Méndez Núñez (F 104) arrived at Naval Station Norfolk Jan. 14 to train and conduct group exercises as part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12. Méndez Núñez, homeported in Ferrol, Spain, was commissioned in 2006. She joins CSG-12 assets Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, Destroyer Squadron 2, and the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) to conduct Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is a training evolution designed to…

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Electronic War Exercise in the Mediterranean

Between the 18th and the 22nd of June the Electronic Warfare exercise “EWX-18” took place in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Led by the Commander of the 31st Escoltas Squadron, he had the participation of the amphibious ship Castilla and the frigates Méndez Núñez, Cristóbal Colón and Reina Sofía. [smartslider3 slider=79] The EWX-18 is a national naval exercise designed to verify and improve the operational capabilities of the electronic warfare systems of ships and aimed at increasing the training of their endowments in the use of electronic warfare means…

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