BALTOPS 22 Concludes in Kiel

Sixteen NATO Allied and partner nations concluded the 51st iteration of Baltic Operations 2022 (BALTOPS22) in Kiel, Germany, June 17, 2022. While in port, participants will reflect on achievements and relationships formed during the 13- day exercise which featured 47 ships, 89 aircraft, and 7,000 personnel in the Baltic Sea. “BALTOPS, with the high degree of complexity, tested our collective…

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HMS Prince of Wales in NATO Exercise Cold Response

Britain’s biggest warship lined up with allied warships in a demonstration of unified naval might on the eve of the largest Arctic exercises for 30 years. Fresh from training alongside UK F-35B Lightning jets, HMS Prince of Wales, which is NATO’s command ship, sailed north for Exercise Cold Response, a month-long test by land, sea and air of allied forces…

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US Navy Ships Participate in Bilateral Drills with Italian Navy

The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and guided-missile destroyers USS Forest Sherman (DDG 98) and USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) conducted bilateral maneuvering and communication exercises with Italian Navy aircraft carrier ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi (C551), Feb. 22. Bilateral ship maneuvering drills, communication tests and other simulated tactical exercises ensure the navies are able to effectively…

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Mount Whitney Returns from Short Black Sea Deployment

The U.S. Sixth Fleet (SIXTHFLT) flagship, USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), and embarked SIXTHFLT and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) staffs, returned to Gaeta, Italy, November 18. The ship departed Gaeta, Oct. 29, to operate alongside NATO allies and partners in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. These routine operations and exercises conducted in international waters highlight NATO’s commitment…

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USS Mount Whitney Deploys to Mediterranean & Black Seas

U.S. Sixth Fleet (SIXTHFLT) and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) staff embarked SIXTHFLT command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), Oct. 29, 2021. During the underway, Mount Whitney and the embarked staffs will operate alongside NATO allies and partners in the Mediterranean and Black Seas, working together to ensure security and stability in the region. Operating…

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