Navy C-26D Completes a 2,241 Mile Journey

A Navy C-26D aircraft made a 2,241 mile, eight-stop, eight-day, eight-country trek. The aircraft flew from Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Italy to a repair depot in New Braunfels, Texas landing on May 16. While not an epic trek across time and space, the flight of the C-26 Metroliner was an example of Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) Fixed Wing/Operational…

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U.S., Estonia Kick Off Exercise Hedgehog 22

Members of Task Force 61 Naval Amphibious Forces Europe/2d Marine Division (TF-61/2), operating under U.S. Sixth Fleet, joined their Estonian counterparts to kick off Exercise Siil 22, also known in English as Exercise Hedgehog, in Tallinn, Estonia, May 16. The Estonian-led Exercise Siil, designed to exercise command and control and security threat response while evaluating combat readiness of Estonian 2nd…

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USCGC Hamilton Makes Port Call at Naples

April 20, 2021 – Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) arrived in Naples, Italy, for a routine logistics visit, today. This port visit marks the second stop while conducting operations in U.S. Sixth Fleet, after a two-week transit across the Atlantic Ocean. “The Hamilton’s presence in Sixth Fleet affirms our commitment to leverage the capabilities of the Naval…

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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Naples

Aug. 13, 2020 – The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in port Naples, Italy, for a routine logistics stop, Aug. 13, 2020. The ship, which is the second of a new class of sea-basing ships, departed Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, on July 27, for its inaugural deployment following its commissioning in March. Its crew consists…

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