High North 2020 Completed

July 29, 2020 (Google Translation) – Yesterday, July 28, 2020, Alliance ship returned to the Norwegian port of Tromsø, thus closing the High North20, before three Arctic research campaigns of the three-year High North 2020-2022 program. The research activities and scientific objectives of High North20 have been achieved, while respecting the stringent health protocols aimed at containing the emergency COVID…

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USS Porter Participates in Exercise Sea Breeze 2020

July 20, 2020 – USS Porter (DDG 78) entered the Black Sea July 19, 2020 to participate in exercise Sea Breeze 2020. This is Porter’s third trip to the Black Sea since the beginning of 2020. During its previous trips to the region, Porter participated in multiple tactical maneuvering, communications, and air defense exercises with regional partners. Sea Breeze, now…

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BALTOPS 20 Concludes

June 16, 2020 – Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) concludes Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 20, the premiere annual maritime-focused U.S. European Command exercise in the Baltic region, June 16. BALTOPS is an annual maritime exercise, designed to enhance interoperability, flexibility, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic region. Twenty-eight air and 28 maritime…

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HMS Albion shows versatility in Norway

March 12, 2020 – HMS Albion has been testing her versatility in the harsh Arctic environment of northern Norway’s fjords. The Royal Navy’s flagship is currently off the Norwegian coastline, deep inside the Arctic Circle, and has carried commandos, their specialist vehicles and equipment ahead of amphibious landings as part of demanding winter exercises. She has embarked Royal Marines conducting…

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Passing of Control Between Frigates in Bergen

February 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – As it begins the second half of its long-term deployment, FREMM Normandy has found in Bergen (Norway), the anti-submarine frigate (FASM) La Motte-Picquet also deployed on a mission. Berthed as a couple and for the first time in the history of FREMM and FASM, the two frigates joined the Norwegian port as part of…

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FS La Motte-Picquet and Normandie Train With NATO off Norway

February 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – At the beginning of February 2020, the anti-submarine frigate La Motte-Picquet and the multi-mission frigate Normandie participated in exercises Dynamic Guard and TG 20.1 with various NATO allied units (German, Danish , Dutch and Norwegian) as well as SNMG1 (Standing NATO Maritime Group 1). These large-scale exercises organized in Norway within the framework of…

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USS Colorado Returns Home

February 21, 2020 – The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Colorado (SSN 788) returned from its maiden deployment to its homeport at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, Feb. 20. Under the command of Capt. Jason Geddes, Colorado returns from a deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility where it executed the chief of naval operations’ maritime…

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CNO Strengthens Naval Partnership with Norway

February 18, 2020 – Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday met with his Norwegian counterpart, Chief of the Royal Norwegian Navy Rear Adm. Nils Andreas Stensønes, at the Pentagon, Feb.18. During the office call, the leaders discussed their navies’ commitment to regional maritime security in the Arctic and North Atlantic. “The High North is a vital region in…

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