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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ITS Federico Martinengo and Vulcano Join SNMG2

In recent days, the frigate Federico Martinengo and the logistic support unit Vulcano, left the Taranto source to head towards the Eastern Mediterranean as part of the aggregation to Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) led, starting from 1 July last, by Rear Admiral Michael Scott Sciretta (US Navy), the latter embarked on the USS Forrest Sherman destroyer , the…

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Latouche-Tréville Rraining With NATO Allies in the Baltic

Deployed in the Baltic Sea, the anti-submarine frigate Latouche-Tréville conducted training maneuvers on 18 March with the Danish frigate HDMS Esbern Snare , the American destroyer USS Forrest Sherman and the British frigate HMS Richmond. These exercises make it possible to strengthen interoperability between allied navies within the NATO framework. These interactions gave rise to a series of varied exercises:…

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Russian Baltic Fleet Tracking Two US Destroyers in the Baltic

Moscow March 8, 2022 (TASS) – Russia’s Baltic Fleet forces have started tracking US guided missile destroyers USS Donald Cook and USS Forrest Sherman that entered the Baltic Sea, the Russian National Center for Defense Management told reporters. “Forces and facilities of the Baltic Fleet have embarked on tracking the actions of US guided missile destroyers USS Donald Cook and…

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Forrest Sherman and Thomas Hudner in Cutlass Fury 2021

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) and USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) participated in Cutlass Fury, an international exercise hosted by Canada’s Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic that involves the cooperation of several NATO allies conducting training evolutions off the east coast of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Sept. 7-17. The event is a bi-annual, medium-scale, training exercise that…

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USS Forrest Sherman SRA Ends On Time

Notice no laser has been fitted as yet like San Diego-based sisters Dewey and Spruance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Gas Turbine System Technician 3rd Class Christopher Shearin) March 5, 2021 – USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) is returning to action on schedule after completing a six-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). The Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) provided management and oversight…

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