DDG 1001 Transits the Panama Canal 

Watch as Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) transits the Panama Canal from Gatun Lake to Balboa Harbor. PANAMA 11.28.2018 Video by Lt. Robert Reinheimer  USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001)

PANAMAX 2011 Peru Navy F60

09/12/2011: PANAMAX 2011 is an annual multinational training exercise sponsored by U.S. Southern Command focusing on the security of the Panama Canal. Involving 16 nations from the Western Hemisphere and more than 3,500 civil and military personnel, the 12-day exercise takes place off the coasts of Panama and the United…

Looming Gaps: The “Haiti” Rescue Effort in 2012

Towards a rescue capability gap? [caption id="attachment_4785" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The The new cutter, the Waesche, comes through the Panama Canal in early February (credit: USMG; 02/2010)"][/caption] The military impact of equipment shortfalls and delayed modernization efforts is sometimes difficult to measure.  When a crisis like Haiti happens, the U.S. military…