Long-planned NATO exercises across Europe get underway

Troops from NATO Allies and partners are taking part in a series of long-planned military exercises stretching from the High North to the Balkans to enhance the readiness and interoperability of NATO forces. Two of the biggest drills, with around 18,000 troops from twenty countries, are “Defender Europe” and “Swift Response”. Currently taking place in Poland and eight other countries,…

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NAVSUP Resupplies Truman CSG from Sicily

The USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) is currently deployed to the Aegean Sea in support of naval operations maintaining maritime stability and security, and defending U.S., Allied and Partner interests in Europe and Africa. Logisticians assigned to Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella (NAVSUP FLCSI) and the command’s mission partners conducted a resupply evolution of…

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NATO Kicks Off Vigilance Activity Neptune Strike 2022

Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) and U.S. Sixth Fleet (SIXTHFLT) commenced NATO-led activity Neptune Strike 2022 from the SIXTHFLT flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), Jan. 24. Neptune Strike 2022 highlights the natural evolution of NATO’s ability to integrate the high-end maritime warfare capabilities of a carrier strike group to support the defense of the Alliance. Neptune Strike…

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Norwegian Frigate Fridtjof Nansen in Norfolk for Cooperative Deployment Program

The Royal Norwegian Navy frigate Fridtjof Nansen (F310) arrived at Naval Station Norfolk to join Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, September 5th. In August, the ship departed from their homeport of Bergen, Norway beginning their transit to North America ahead of operations with CSG-8. The strike group, which includes the flagship, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), will…

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US & Canada Conduct Joint Exercise in the Atlantic Ocean

May 29, 2020 – U.S. Northern Command is leading a major homeland defense exercise today conducted in partnership with North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. Strategic Command, and U.S. Space Command, with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) under the operational control of U.S. Northern Command. Canadian naval forces consisted of HMCS Ville de Quebec…

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