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Friday Gallery: NMCB 1, Southern Partnership Station 17

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT) began Southern Partnership Station-Expeditionary Fast Transport 2017 (SPS-EPF 17) by deploying USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) to Central and South America from July to late October 2017.

Southern Partnership Station is an annual series of U.S. Navy deployments focused on exchanges with regional partner nation militaries and security forces. This year’s deployment encompasses visits to Guatemala, Honduras, Chile, and Colombia.

SPS-EPF 17 is a U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) directed operation planned by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command /U.S. 4th Fleet and carried out by deployed adaptive force packages (AFPs) under the direction of the Destroyer Squadron 40 staff.

The AFPs are comprised of military personnel from Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC), Expeditionary Combat Camera (ECC), Naval Construction Group (NCG) TWO, Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) ONE, Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) ONE, Commander Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 40, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), and U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC).

Below are a series of photos that tell the story Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 is playing during SPS-EPF 17.

PUERTO CASTILLA, HONDURAS (August 14, 2017) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One perform maintenance on a 1000-gallon water storage unit at Base Naval de Puerto Castilla, a Honduran naval base. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Judge Jones)
PUERTO CASTILLA, HONDURAS (August 14, 2017) U.S. Navy Utilitiesman 3rd Class Valerie Trevino, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One, performs maintenance on a fresh water hose at Base Naval de Puerto Castilla, a Honduran naval base. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Judge Jones)
PUERTO CASTILLA, HONDURAS (August 14, 2017) U.S. Navy Construction Electrician 2nd Class Brent Shepherd, left, and Utilitiesman 3rd Class Kody Schwartz, both assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One, perform maintenance on fresh water hoses at Base Naval de Puerto Castilla, a Honduran naval base. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Judge Jones)
PUERTO CASTILLA, Honduras (August 16, 2017) U.S. Navy Construction Electrician 2nd Class Brent Shepherd, left, and Construction Electrician Constructionman Thomas Bautz, both assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One (NMCB 1), perform scheduled generator maintenance at Base de Naval Puerto Castilla, a Honduran naval base. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Judge Jones)
PUERTO CASTILLA, Honduras (August 16, 2017) U.S. Navy Construction Electrician Constructionman Thomas Bautz, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One (NMCB 1), performs scheduled maintenance on a generator power cord at Base de Naval Puerto Castilla, a Honduran naval base. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Judge Jones)
PUERTO CASTILLA, Honduras (August 16, 2017) U.S. Navy Construction Electrician Constructionman Thomas Bautz, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One (NMCB 1), cleans shower mats, as part of camp maintenance at Base de Naval Puerto Castilla, a Honduran naval base. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Judge Jones)
BONITO ORIENTAL, Honduras (August 1, 2017) U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One (NMCB 1), conduct 24-hour water well drilling operations, to provide local citizens with access to clean drinking water. (U.S. Army photo by SGT Crystal Madriz)
BONITO ORIENTAL, Honduras (August 1, 2017) U.S. Navy Equipment Operator 1st Class Gary Shepard, left, and Equipment Operator 2nd Class Dylan Guy, both assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One (NMCB 1), operate a drill rig, during 24-hour water well drilling operations, to provide local citizens with access to clean drinking water. (U.S. Army photo by SGT Crystal Madriz)
BONITO ORIENTAL, Honduras (July 26, 2017) Utilitiesman 2nd Class Travis Kearns, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One (NMCB1), fills a ditch with water in preparation for a well drilling operation. NMCB 1 Sailors are drilling wells in remote locations in Honduras, to provide clean drinking water to local citizens. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Judge Jones)
BONITO ORIENTAL, Honduras (July 26, 2017) Utilitiesman 2nd Class Travis Kearns, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One (NMCB 1), guides a drilling rig in preparation for a water well drilling operation. NMCB 1 Sailors are drilling wells in remote locations in Honduras, to provide clean drinking water to local citizens. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Judge Jones)
BONITO ORIENTAL, Honduras (July 26, 2017) Equipment Operator 2nd Class Dillon Guy, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One (NMCB 1), uses a backhoe to prepare the land for water well drilling operations. NMCB 1 Sailors are drilling wells in remote locations of Honduras to provide clean drinking water to local citizens. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Judge Jones)

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