USNS Burlington Arrives in St. George’s Grenada > United States Navy > News Tales

Burlington is an environment friendly, light-weight and versatile asset that is ready to assist Troopers, Sailors, and Marines within the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) space of duty. The ship has the aptitude to move a battalion-sized factor, over 300 personnel, or 600 tons of cargo at excessive speeds.

The Burlington can be in Grenada for 12 days. Through the ship’s time in port, the Persevering with Promise 2023 crew will work alongside Grenada’s medical consultants and first care suppliers to conduct medical engagements, reconstruction initiatives, humanitarian help and catastrophe response (HADR) coaching, Girls, Peace, and Safety (WPS) symposiums, subject material skilled exchanges, and host a number of dwell performances by the U.S. Fleet Forces Band.

“Persevering with Promise 2023 isn’t just one other mission; it is a possibility to strengthen bonds, share experience, and study from the medical professionals in Grenada. I am honored to be part of this deployment,” stated Lt. Steve Treut, U.S. Navy Nurse, presently deployed in assist of Persevering with Promise 2023. “Our time right here is about extra than simply medical care; it is about forging lasting partnerships and making an actual impression.”

This U.S. Navy’s Persevering with Promise deployment has taken place nearly yearly within the final 17 years to help or assist individuals within the area. Since 2007, Persevering with Promise medical personnel have handled greater than 595,000 individuals, to incorporate roughly 7,300 surgical procedures. When mixed with all of the veterinary companies, subject material skilled exchanges, engineering initiatives, group relations occasions, and band performances, Persevering with Promise has positively impacted extra individuals in our accomplice nations than another deployment collection within the U.S. Navy’s historical past.

The Persevering with Promise mission goals to foster goodwill, strengthen current partnerships with accomplice nations, and encourage the institution of recent partnerships amongst nations, non-government organizations, and worldwide organizations.

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet helps U.S. Southern Command’s joint and mixed army operations by using maritime forces in cooperative maritime safety operations to take care of entry, improve interoperability, and construct enduring partnerships to be able to improve regional safety and promote peace, stability and prosperity within the Caribbean, Central and South American area.

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