NATO Announces Exercise Breeze 2019 a Week Late After Prodding from SeaWaves

July 19, 2019 – After inquiring of Exercise Breeze 2019 July 18th, with their usual no response, NATO released this today one week after event began. Over 2,000 forces and 27 ships are taking part in exercise Breeze 2019 in the Black Sea. The Bulgarian-led maritime exercise, which began on 12 July, involves forces from 12 NATO Allies – Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. The exercise aims to enhance interoperability among participating units and strengthen NATO’s readiness in the…

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Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2019 Concludes

July 16, 2019 – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) composed by the U.S. flagship, the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely, British frigate HMS Westminster, and Turkish frigate TCG Gokova concluded their participation in the annual Norwegian-led anti-submarine exercise Dynamic Mongoose (DYMON) 2019 on July 12, 2019. Under the command of Rear Admiral Edward Cashman (USA N) NATO units completed an intense and challenging training exercise with surface ships, maritime patrol aircraft, helicopters and submarines in the North Atlantic, off the coast of Andenes, Norway. DYMON 2019 was designed to enhance…

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SNMG 1 Ready for Dynamic Mongoose Exercise after completing BALTOPS

June 28, 2019 – Naval forces from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1), commanded by Rear Adm. Edward Cashman have completed the 47th annual Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) and now look forward to the next exercise, Dynamic Mongoose. BALTOPS is a joint, multinational maritime-focused operation providing a unique opportunity to build readiness across the full spectrum of military operations through the integration of maritime, air, amphibious, and mine countermeasure forces in a challenging and complex scenario, ultimately testing the forces’ ability to ensure the safety of sea-lanes and the security of…

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SNMG 1 Launches Through First Half of BALTOPS 2019 with Hellfire

June 19, 2019 – Naval forces from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1), commanded by Rear Adm. Edward Cashman, charged towards completing the first half of Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2019 with precision and accuracy during a Hellfire missile exercise off the coast of Lithuania June 14. BALTOPS 2019 is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region and one of the largest exercises in northern Europe, practicing the integration of allied and partner naval forces. “I have done BALTOPS many times before,” said Danish Cmdr. Michael Madsen, SNMG1 Staff…

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SNMG1 Ships Visit Stockholm

May 30, 2019 – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) ships departed Stockholm, Sweden, May 27, following a port visit during a routine patrol in the Baltic Sea. Visits by the commander of SNMG 1, Rear Adm. Edward Cashman, U.S. Navy, and the SNMG 1 commanding officers to the Royal Palace were conducted, as well as shipboard events with the Swedish Royal Navy and the Swedish Defense University. While at the Royal Palace, Rear Adm. Edward Cashman, commander of SNMG1, inspected the Swedish Royal Guard and met with local military…

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Almirante Juan de Borbon Deploys for SNMG1

March 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today Friday, March 22, the Spanish frigate “Admiral Juan de Borbón” (F-102) has gone to sea to join the Nato Permanent Naval Grouping no. 1 (SNMG-1). The frigate will be deployed for the next three months by the North Sea, the Baltic and the North Atlantic, to return to its home port in Ferrol at the end of June. The ship sailed at noon from Pier 3 of the Arsenal Militar de Ferrol, after a farewell ceremony that was presided over by the Commander…

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SNMG-1 and SNMCMG-1 Visit Plymouth

March 21, 2019 – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG) 1 and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasure Group One (SNMCMG) 1 completed a scheduled port visit to Plymouth, England. While in Plymouth, crewmembers immersed themselves in the city’s rich maritime history and culture, and engaged with local community members through office calls, local media interviews, ship tours and community relations (COMREL) events. Thirteen Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107), SNMG-1’s flagship, visited Plympton Academy in Plymouth to interact and read with students. “It was very flattering to host…

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SNMG1 Completes Dynamic Guard

February 19, 2019 – Naval forces from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1), commanded by U.S. Rear Adm. Edward Cashman completed a ten-day NATO Allied Maritime Command led exercise Dynamic Guard 2019 off the coast of Norway, Feb. 15. Dynamic Guard is a NATO exercise, executed concurrently with Norwegian led exercise Task Group 19-1 and designed to build and maintain proficiency in maritime electronic warfare and anti-submarine warfare. “This exercise allowed NATO allies to train together in advanced anti-submarine warfare tactics,” said German Lt. Cmdr. Jan Schroder, SNMG1 Staff anti-submarine…

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Primauguet in cooperation with NATO in the Baltic Sea

January 31, 2019 (Google Translation) – Deployed in the Baltic Sea for its last mission before withdrawing from active service, the anti-submarine frigate (FASM) “Primauguet” conducted a series of exercises with SNMG1 ( Standard NATO Maritime Group 1 ) and Task Group 357.02 German consisting of four surface buildings. The “Primauguet” found the German naval group in the night of January 15 to 16 in the Danish Straits, during an anti-ship exercise. The following day, the two nations’ ships conducted several joint exercises, including anti-aircraft exercises, coordinated tactical maneuvers, and…

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US and Denmark take command of two NATO naval groups

January 16, 2019 – A US Navy Admiral has assumed command of NATO’s Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1, taking over from a Royal Danish Navy Commodore. In a ceremony marking the hand-over in Copenhagen on Monday (14 January 2019), Rear Admiral Edward Cashman of the US Navy said: “The North Atlantic is a bridge that connects the Allies, not a barrier that separates them. That connectivity is even stronger today and more important than ever to our security and to our prosperity.” Rear Admiral Cashman will command the group…

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USS Gravely Becomes Flagship of SNMG1

January 14, 2019 – USS Gravely (DDG 107) became the flagship for Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1 during a ceremony in Copenhagen, Denmark, Jan. 14. Rear Adm. Edward Cashman assumed command of SNMG-1 from Royal Danish Navy Commodore Anders Friis and will command the group from the new flagship, Gravely. “My staff and I are honored to become part of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 as we begin the 70th anniversary year of the alliance,” said Cashman. “I understand how important our mission is and what a critical time…

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KNM Helge Ingstad Collision With Tanker Sola TS

November 8, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Norwegian frigate KNM Helge Ingstad was night to 8 November involved in a collision with the tanker Sola TS. All personnel were evacuated, eight people were more easily injured and taken care of. 1630: STATUS KNM HELGE INGSTAD: – All crew members at KNM Helge Ingstad are now gathered at Haakonsvern, where they are taken care of by health professionals and are being processed. – None of the crew will be available for interview with the press before noon on Friday afternoon. –…

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NATO Maritime Group Sails with Japanese Training Squadron

August 22, 2018 – Yesterday, Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) participated in a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with a Japan Maritime Self Defense Force training squadron that is currently sailing in the Baltic Sea. SNMG1 spent the day with JMSDF cadet training vessel JS Kashima and the destroyer JS Makinami. Japan is one of a number of countries beyond the Euro-Atlantic area with which NATO is developing relations. These partners are often referred to as “partners across the globe.” NATO and Japan are strengthening relations to address shared security challenges,…

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Álvaro de Bazán Returns to Ferrol From SNMG1

Google Translation On July 11, the frigate “Álvaro de Bazán” (F-101,) returned to the Arsenal de Ferrol after concluding its deployment of almost three months by the North Sea, the Baltic and Casablanca (Morocco). During this navigation, the frigate was integrated into the Permanent Naval Grouping of NATO no. 1 (SNMG-1) for two months, participating in international exercises to maintain their level of training and collaborate in the objectives of the Alliance. In total, the ship sailed more than 16,000 nautical miles, and visited 7 countries. It began its deployment…

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