Kearsarge ARG Visits Baltic Sea Allies and Partners

The USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in multiple Baltic Sea ports for scheduled port visits to allied and partner nations, August 5, 2022. ARG flagship Kearsarge, USS Arlington (LPD 24), and USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) arrived in Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; and Tallinn, Estonia, respectively, demonstrating the United…

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BALTOPS 22 Kicks Off in the Baltic Sea

Fourteen NATO allies, two NATO partner nations, over 45 ships, more than 75 aircraft, and approximately 7,000 personnel kick off Baltic Operations (BALTOPS 22) from Stockholm today. This premier maritime-focused annual exercise in the Baltic Region takes place June 5-17 and provides a unique training opportunity to strengthen combined response capabilities critical to preserving freedom of navigation and security in…

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SNMCMG1 Visits Stockholm

October 29, 2020 – Ships of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) ware visiting Stockholm, Sweden on 30 October as part of its routine deployment in the Baltic Sea region. The port visit in Stockholm takes place on completion of two weeks of historical ordnance disposal operations (HODOPS) in Estonian waters. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the port visit program…

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