USNS Spearhead to leave for four-month deployment on February 20

Posted at 2:02 PM, Feb 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-15 14:02:08-05

The USNS Spearhead prepares to dock at Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michaela Garrison/Released)

NORFOLK, Va. – Sailors on the USNS Spearhead will leave from Norfolk for a four-month deployment on February 20.

The ship will go in support of Continuing Promise 2018 in Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean.

Continuing Promise is a U.S. Southern Command training mission that started in 2007. The mission provides medical, environmental health, veterinary and humanitarian assistance activities to select countries.

This is the second time the USNS Spearhead has participated in Continuing Promise.