Continuing Promise 2017 Special Report

The humanitarian mission Continuing Promise 2017 is underway, and this blog is your place to follow it. Continuing Promise is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet conducted deployment, focused on civil-military operations including humanitarian-civil assistance activities comprised of medical, dental and veterinary support, as well as disaster response training …

U.S. Navy Joins New Zealand Earthquake Relief

Originally scheduled to participate in the Royal New Zealand Navy’s International Naval Review commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy, USS Sampson (DDG 102) is instead supporting earthquake recovery efforts in New Zealand. Sampson was already transiting the Western Pacific when it altered course to join the New Zealand-led task force efforts. …

U.S. Navy Joins New Zealand Earthquake Relief

Originally scheduled to participate in the Royal New Zealand Navy’s International Naval Review commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy, USS Sampson (DDG 102) is instead supporting earthquake recovery efforts in New Zealand. Sampson was already transiting the Western Pacific when it altered course to join the New Zealand-led task force efforts. …

USS Sampson CO: Crew Fully Prepared for New Zealand Earthquake Response

By Cmdr. Tim LaBenz Commanding officer, USS Sampson (DDG 102) Families and friends of USS Sampson, At the request of the Government of New Zealand, USS Sampson and her crew are heading to contribute to the ongoing recovery efforts occurring on New Zealand’s South Island after the devastating earthquake that occurred Nov. 14. While the …