NATO Allies Join US Navy in Cutlass Fury Photo Exercise

September 17, 2019 – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) ships participated in a photo exercise alongside the Royal Canadian Navy and other Allied navies Sept. 11 during exercise Cutlass Fury 2019. SNMG1 participants included the flagship U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101), the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl (F-314), the Belgian Navy frigate Leopold I (F930), the Portuguese Navy frigate NRP D. Francisco de Almeida (F334) and the Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS Van Speijk (F 828). “Canada’s exercise Cutlass Fury 2019 is an excellent…

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George H.W. Bush Transits Strait of Hormuz

March 23, 2017 – Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) completed its transit through the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Arabian Sea March 21. The Strait of Hormuz is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, and freedom of navigation is essential for all vessel movement in and out of the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. GHWB’s navigation team was in a modified navigation detail while transiting and maintained a heightened level of navigational readiness while in proximity to land and other shipping traffic…

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