FGS Donau Crew Home After 102 Days Without Shore Leave

June 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10 a.m., the “Danube” tender will return from the permanent NATO Mine Defense Association SNMCMG1 (Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1) under the command of corvette captain Bernd Abshagen (39). After almost half a year, the approximately 70 crew members can finally see their relatives again, but that…

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FGS Fulda Returns from NATO Deployment With NO Shore Leave

June 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – The “Fulda” mine hunting boat returned to the home port of Kiel on Friday, June 5, 2020, after a five-month NATO mission. The approximately 40-strong crew under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Mario Evaluations (32) left Kiel on January 8, 2020, after completing a demanding national and international training program. In mid-January the “Fulda” joined…

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Finland to Integrate With SNMCMG1 During Baltops 20

May 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Navy will participate in the Baltops 20 naval exercise from 5 to 16 June 2020 at the Purunpää, which operates with NATO’s Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1. Baltops (from the words Baltic Operations) is an annual conscription-based naval exercise in the Baltic Sea, designed by NATO’s Naval Striking and Support Force and…

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SNMCMG1 Trains with Finnish Navy

April 28, 2020 – Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) is training with the Finnish Navy over two days between 27-28 April, 2020. The Finnish Navy’s Coastal Fleet is holding the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise in the Archipelago Sea, with participants from the Finnish Navy’s 4th Mine Countermeasures Squadron and SNMCMG1. “The training exercise consists of a series of…

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