Harry S Truman Carrier Strike Group Returning Home

December 12, 2018 – Nearly 6,500 Sailors from the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) are scheduled to return to Naval Station Norfolk, Dec. 16, after completing an eight-month deployment across the 2nd, 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. Led by Commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, Rear Adm. Gene Black, returning units of HSTCSG include flagship USS Harry…

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USS New York Completes Trident Juncture

November 13, 2018 – USS New York (LPD 21) completed exercise Trident Juncture 18, Nov. 7. Trident Juncture 18 was a large-scale NATO exercise that took place in Norway and the surrounding areas of the North Atlantic and Baltic Sea. New York, along with 31 allies and partner nations completed the exercise. More than 14,000 of the 40,000 participants were…

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Norway uses Exercise Trident Juncture to Strengthen Resilience

November 6, 2018 – Trident Juncture 18, NATO’s largest exercise in recent years, is also the Alliance’s first military exercise to include substantial civil preparedness elements and to practice cooperation between the military and the civilian authorities. Norway, which is hosting the exercise, is using the collective defense scenario not only to train its armed forces, but also to build…

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FS Dixmude in Trident Juncture

November 5, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Projection and Command Building (BPC) Diksmuide arrived in the Norwegian fjords on October 26, 2018, and integrated Exercise Trident Juncture 2018, NATO’s largest exercise in the last ten years. Diksmuide is a building designed for the action of the sea towards the earth. Particularly versatile, it covers a wide range of missions: amphibious…

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Royal Navy ships complete NATO’s biggest exercise of 2018

November 7, 2018 – NATO’S biggest war game in years – and the largest staged in Norway in 30 years – ends today with Royal Navy participants at the tip of the spear. Seven Royal Navy ships joined warships from across the alliance in a 65-vessel force mustered at sea and in the fjords, with Royal Marines from 45 Commando…

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HMS Northumberland lays down some lead at NATO war games

November 5, 2018 – Before dawn in a cold, windswept Norwegian fjord, HMS Northumberland’s 4.5in main gun lights up the sky in support of NATO troops ashore. Responding to a number of fire missions requested by Viking, the call sign of the fire controller ashore, 21 high explosive shells left the barrel at more than twice the speed of sound…

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HMS Westminster and Northumberland make most of NATO’s biggest exercise of 2018

November 5, 2018 – The crew of the tanker USNS Leroy Grumman haul in a line as they fill up two British warships simultaneously in the icy waters of the Norwegian sea. HMS Westminster and Northumberland took a break from submarine hunting with the French to take on board fuel after a challenging first few days in the far north…

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