View post tag: americas Naval Forces Conclude SIFOREX View post tag: SIFOREX Back to overview,Home naval-today Naval Forces Conclude SIFOREX Naval forces from four partner nations concluded Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX) 2014 in Lima, Peru, Oct. 7. View post tag: BRAZIL Follow @navaltoday Authorities View post tag: Colombia View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic October 8, 2014 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Peru SIFOREX is a biennial Naval exercise that focuses on anti-submarine warfare (ASW) proficiency. Naval forces from Brazil, Colombia, Peru and the U.S participated in SIFOREX 2014.SIFOREX 2014 was hosted by the Peruvian navy, and took place in the Southern Pacific beginning September 29. The exercise immediately followed UNITAS, the U.S. Navy’s longest running multinational maritime exercise, where 14 partner nations cooperated in a vast array of maritime scenarios.This year’s U.S. participants included USS Ingraham (FFG 61), P-8 Poseidon from VP-45 and P-3 Orion from VP-26, and Commander Destroyer Squadron 40 (COMDESRON40) staff.“SIFOREX has been a great opportunity for the Sailors to operate with a live submarine,” said Senior Chief Sonar Technician-Surface Paul Dammon, of the USS Ingraham (FFG 61). “The fact that it is a diesel submarine provides an added challenge; it is not every day that my Sailors have the chance to search for and track live sub-surface contacts, especially alongside our partner nations. It has been a great opportunity to strengthen interoperability with partner nation navies.”For most of the sonar technicians on board, this was the first time they had ever worked with foreign submarines. In SIFOREX 2014, Peru engaged with three proficient diesel submarines.The ships relied on standard tactical signals to communicate with each other, as well as maritime patrol reconnaissance aircraft and helicopters to locate and track subsurface contacts.SIFOREX has been recurring since 2001. The next SIFOREX is planned for 2016.[mappress]Press Release, October 08, 2014; Image: US Navy Share this article View post tag: US
Joe Russo will debut a new project called Boyfriend at Nublu in New York City on Saturday, June 30th. The new group will find Russo teaming up with multi-instrumentalist Josh Kaufman, drummer/percussionist Ben Perowsky, and multi-instrumentalist Stuart Bogie. The Joe Russo’s Almost Dead drummer and bandleader announced the news today via his Instagram. Boyfriend’s debut show will get started at 8 pm and will feature two sets.Previously, Josh Kaufman toured with Bob Weir during last year’s Campfire Tour, and he’s toured with singer-songwriter Josh Ritter for a number of years. Ben Perowsky has worked with a diverse array of artists, including Rickie Lee Jones, Trey Anastasio, Walter Becker, and The Wood Brothers. Stuart Bogie, on the other hand, is a member of Antibalas who has work with artists like Arcade Fire, Wu-Tang Clan, The Roots, Massive Attack, and Medeski, Martin & Wood, and has regularly collaborated with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead in the past.In related news, Russo’s JRAD bandmate Tom Hamilton just announced a pair of August shows with the Jerry Garcia Birthday Band.