HMS Trent Commissions and Deploys on Same Day

August 3, 2020 – The most important day in HMS Trent’s short service career has seen her receive her Commissioning Order in a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base before departing on her first operational deployment this afternoon. She has sailed for the Mediterranean to add her weight to NATO’s ongoing maritime security operation there. Sea Guardian deters international crime and…

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NATO ASW Exercise Dynamic Mongoose Concluded

July 13, 2020 – NATO maritime exercise Dynamic Mongoose concluded on Friday (10 July 2020) off the coast of Iceland. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from six Allies took part in the anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare exercise. The operations room, the room you never get to see pictures from, is the frigate’s brain. It’s almost like in the movies,…

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Trans-Atlantic Leaders Gather for Fourth Battle of the Atlantic Tabletop Exercise

July 1, 2020 – Joint Force Command Norfolk (JFCNF), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) newest operational level warfighting headquarters, in partnership with U.S. 2nd Fleet, held the Fourth Battle of the Atlantic tabletop exercise (TTX) virtually for leaders from multinational commands to discuss the future warfighting strategy in the Atlantic. Naval Warfighting Development Center (NWDC) facilitated the TTX, which…

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FGS Rhon Returns from SNMG1

July 1, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 4 p.m., the “Rhön” fuel transporter returns to the Wilhelmshaven naval base. It ended at the beginning of March for the SNMG 1 (Standing NATO Maritime Group 1). The NATO association essentially consisted of a Norwegian flagship, a Danish frigate and the tanker “Rhön” of the German Navy.…

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