USS Mount Whitney Arrives in Lisbon

November 14, 2019 – USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, Nov. 13, for a scheduled port visit. The arrival supports the disembarkation of Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) who were aboard Mount Whitney to certify as a NATO Expanded Task Force Commander during exercise Trident Jupiter 2019. The exercise served to train and evaluate the staff’s ability to command and control high-end joint warfare operations. “Exercise Trident Jupiter was the culmination of months of joint planning and coordination,” said. U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Jason…

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Portugal hosts maritime exercise in support of NATO’s Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative

September 20, 2019 – Dozens of unmanned underwater, surface and air vehicles from NATO countries are gathering in Portugal from 11 to 27 September 2019 to test new technological advances in unmanned maritime systems networks. The exercise is being held in the Sesimbra and Troia Peninsula area in the south of Lisbon. Exercise REP (MUS) 19 is an opportunity to test the interoperability of maritime unmanned systems technologies and to test procedures and tactics for Maritime Unmanned Systems used by NATO countries. Around 800 personnel from the Portuguese Navy, as…

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PLAN Xi’an Arrives in Lisbon

The guided-missile destroyer Xi’an (Hull 153) attached to the 32nd escort taskforce of the Chinese PLA Navy arrived at the Port of Lisbon, Portugal, on the morning of August 6, local time, for a three-day technical renewal. Chinese Ambassador to Portugal Cai Run hosted a welcome ceremony for the arrival of the ship at the wharf, together with Embassy diplomats and nearly 200 representatives from China-funded enterprises and overseas Chinese. Zhao Weidong, commanding officer of the taskforce said that China and Portugal have shared a long history of friendship and…

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EUROMARFOR Activated at Lisbon

June 17, 2019 – In the wonderful scenario of Lisbon took place today the ceremony for the 42nd activation of the European Maritime Forces (EUROMARFOR). In the same waters, 24 years ago France, Italy, Portugal and Spain, strongly committed their navies to cooperate for maritime security. The four countries maritime frontiers are de facto the southwestern maritime frontier of the EU, where the four navies have to face the same common operational challenges while ensuring maritime security. The European Maritime Forces activation ceremony and the Force Flag rising was graced…

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CHENS 2019: meeting of European navies

May 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – On 9 and 10 May, the Chief of the Navy and his European counterparts met in Lisbon. Initiated in 1990, the Chiefs of the European Navies Symposium (CHENS) meets each year with the chiefs of staff of the European navies, members of the European Union or NATO, as well as representatives of the European Military Staff ( EUMS) of the NATO International Staff (IMS) and US Navy Command in Europe and Africa (US NAVEUR-NAVAF) as observer. The 2019 edition, whose presidency was entrusted to…

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NRP D Francisco de Almeida Departs for FOST

May 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – The frigate D. Francisco de Almeida left this morning from Lisbon Naval Base for England, where he will participate in Operational Sea Training (OST), from May 9 to June 13, 2019. FOST traditionally stands as an important milestone in the process of preparing the Portuguese naval units to prepare ships to operate in high-level scenarios. complexity, to the maximum extent of their capabilities, including the full spectrum and environments of naval operations, maximizing their combat capability, especially defense against terrorist attacks that occur from…

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Juan Sebastián de Elcano Deploys From Cádiz on Instruction Cruise XCI

January 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – Yesterday, January 13, the “Juan Sebastián de Elcano” Ship-School sailed from the port of Cádiz to begin the XCI Instruction Cruise. The official departure was presided over by the Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy. The main civil and military authorities of the Bay of Cádiz also attended. The ship, commanded by the captain Ignacio Paz García, has a crew consisting of 20 officers, 20 non-commissioned officers, 148 soldiers of the Mariner and Troop scale, and 2 civilian teachers. In addition, in the…

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Truman Departs Lisbon

November 14, 2018 – USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) is back at sea, Nov. 14, following a scheduled port visit to Lisbon, Portugal. While in Lisbon, Harry S. Truman Sailors were able to experience the history and culture of one of the oldest ports in the world. Harry S. Truman’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) offered Sailors several tours including a trip to Sintra – a resort town in the foothills of Portugal’s beautiful Sintra Mountains – and the historical city of Tomar, or Thomar, famously known for the…

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USS Harry S Truman Arrives in Lisbon

November 13, 2018 – After more than a month operating in the North Atlantic, including participating in NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 2018, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) anchored off the coast of Lisbon, Portugal, Nov. 10 for a scheduled port visit. Welcomed by one of the U.S.’s oldest partners and NATO ally, Harry S. Truman will participate in several community outreach events and host a formal reception in the ship’s hangar bay to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. “We are honored to visit…

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USS Farragut Conducts Lisbon Port Visit

October 29, 2018 – USS Farragut (DDG 99) arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, Oct. 28, for a scheduled port visit. The visit offers the two NATO-founding countries an opportunity to strengthen relations as they work alongside one another to promote stability and security throughout the region. Aiming to make an impact on the community of Lisbon, 12 Farragut Sailors will be participating in a community relations (COMREL) event by organizing and assisting in the setup of a clothing drive. “Visiting foreign ports is always something I look forward to after spending…

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Royal Navy hands over command of NATO Task Group in Portugal

Commodore Mike Utley OBE formally handed over command of the Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) to his Dutch counterpart Commodore Boudewijn GFM Boots, in the port of Lisbon on Saturday 30 June. This marked the end of a year long UK commitment leading SNMG2. Rear Admiral James Morley assumed command of SNMG2 during a ceremony in Souda Bay, Crete 12 months previously before handing over to Commodore Mike Utley on the 4 January 2018. HNLMS De Ruyter assumed the SNMG2 flagship role from HMS Duncan during the same ceremony,…

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Somme integrated into the European Maritime Force

Google translation On 19 June 2018, Vice Admiral Gouveia e Melo, Portuguese Commander of the European Maritime Force, at the Naval Base in Lisbon, declared the EUROMARFOR Group, composed of the Portuguese frigate Corte Real , of the Spanish frigate Canarias , to be activated. the Italian frigate Scirocco and the Somme command and supply building (BCR) . First integrated into the Swordfish 2018 operational training organized by the Portuguese Navy, the group will then join Mauritania to develop maritime cooperation as part of the annual MCE exercise ( multicooperative…

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NRP Sagres to Visit North America, Caribbean and Colombia

Google Translation The NRP Sagres came from Alfeite the Naval Base on 27 April for a 4 month trip and a half in which to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship will practice 12 ports until the return to Lisbon, scheduled for September 14. In addition to Funchal and Philadelphia, New York, Newport, Boston, Halifax, Miami, Willemstad (Curaçao), Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), Praia da Vitória, Ponta Delgada and Faro are the ports where Sagres is expected to dock this year.

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NRP Bérrio and Zaire Deploying to Africa January 3rd

On 3 January, the ceremony for the start of the patrol vessel “Zaire” and the refueling vessel “Bérrio” will be held at the Lisbon Naval Base, in Alfeite, for a maritime training mission of the Sao Tome and Principe Coast Guard. The ceremony will be chaired by the Minister of National Defense, Professor Doctor Azeredo Lopes. The two ships will sail to the Gulf of Guinea with the mission of promoting the training project of the São Tomé and Príncipe Coast Guard and technical-military cooperation with the friendly countries of…

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NRP Viana do Castelo Deploys for Azores Patrol

Google Translation NRP Viana do Castelo Ocean Patrol Ship (NPO) departs this afternoon towards the Autonomous Region of the Azores, where it will arrive on December 29, to carry out a mission in the region during the next 3 months. Viana do Castelo is one of several naval units that permanently assures the Navy’s search and rescue device in the Azores region, supports the regional civil protection agencies in case of calamity or natural catastrophe and carries out surveillance actions, patrols and maritime surveillance, with special emphasis on reserve areas…

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