U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO) hosted a final planning conference (FPC) for Southern Partnership Station Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 in Mayport, Florida, March 3-4.
The FPC was attended by military and civilian representatives from U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), U.S. Marine Forces Southern Command (MARFORSOUTH), Military Sealift Command (MSC), Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC), Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Naval Special Warfare (NSW), and USNAVSO.
The conference began with opening remarks by Rear Adm. George Ballance, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet. Ballance emphasized military-to-military relationships and enhancing capabilities for all partner nations involved.
Representatives from various commands and organizations briefed the attendees on final logistical plans, planned engagements to occur in each mission stop, and focused on how each set of skills could best be employed to enhance relationships in each country.
Southern Partnership Station Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 is set to begin in June. The final planning conference emphasized the concept of operation, finalized engagement activities and focused on looking ahead to a successful mission.
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