USNS Spearhead deploys Tuesday on four-month humanitarian mission

160310-N-ZZ999-001 DOUALA, Cameroon (March 10, 2016) USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) departs Doula, Cameroon, March 10, 2016. The Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to support the international collaborative capacity-building program Africa Partnership Station. (U.S. Navy photo by Meghan Henderson/Released)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — USNS Spearhead (T-EPF-1) will deploy Tuesday on a four-month humanitarian assistance mission in support of U.S. Southern Command’s 2017 Continuing Promise Mission.

Spearhead and a crew of nearly 70 sailors and civil service mariners will depart from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

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