NATO Joint MCM Exercises in the Mediterranean Sea

Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) conducted joint mine countermeasures (MCM) exercises on Aug. 4 while operating in the Adriatic Sea. Ships from SNMG2 and SNMCMG2 exercised cross-deck helicopter and small-boat capabilities to demonstrate and preserve their ability to operate together against the threat of mine attack. The exercises culminated in a…

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USS Forrest Sherman & SNMG2 Make Port Visit to Souda Bay

USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) arrived in Souda Bay, Crete for a scheduled port visit, August 8, 2022. Throughout the past week and a half, Forrest Sherman conducted operations with Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate Almirante Juan de Borbón (F-102) of the Spanish Navy, Barbaros-class frigate TCG Kemalreis (F-247) of the Turkish Navy, and Kortenaer-class frigate HS Kontouriotis (F462) of the…

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SNMG2 Operation in Eastern Mediterranean

The ships of Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 2 led by flagship U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), are conducting their routine deployment in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. SNMG2 comprises the U.S. Flagship, Spanish Navy ESPS Juan De Borbon, French Navy FS Provence, Hellenic Navy HS Kountouriotis, Italian Navy ITS Vulcano and ITS Federico Martinengo, and Turkish…

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NATO Ships Train With Harry S Truman Carrier Strike Group

Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 2 and the U.S. Navy’s Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) augmented by frigate ITS Alpino (F594) conducted joint maritime and air defense exercises on July 24 while operating in the Mediterranean Sea. The collaboration demonstrated the interoperable and interchangeable capabilities and strength of NATO’s maritime force. SNMG2 is a maritime task group comprised…

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