Sea Control Beyond the Strike Group: USS Detroit and USS Gridley Exercise Together

January 16 2020 – USS Detroit (LCS 7) and USS Gridley (DDG 101) completed division tactics (DIVTACS) and gunnery exercises while operating in the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility, Jan. 4. Conducting DIVTACS enables junior ship handlers to experience operating in close proximity to other vessels. “Executing DIVTACS requires clear and constant communications between the bridge teams of both…

Read More

Standing NATO Maritime Group One Changes Command

December 9, 2019 – Royal Norwegian Navy Commodore Yngve Skoglund assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) from U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Edward Cashman during a ceremony in Bergen, Norway, Monday Dec. 9. RDML Cashman assumed command of SNMG1 in January 2019, with the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) serving as flagship for the first half of…

Read More

NATO Ships Work with Military Sealift Command

October 18, 2019 – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) forces conduct multiple replenishments-at-sea alongside Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships as the group has operations in the Atlantic Ocean. SNMG1 forces worked with the Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 20) and the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) on multiple…

Read More

SNMG1 Carries Out Maritime Express 2019

August 29, 2019 – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) continued conducting operations under the overarching Maritime Express construct during the group’s second semester deployment. First discussed in April 2018 at the MARCOM hosted Maritime Operational Commanders Conference, Maritime Express saw its implementation in 2019 during SNMG1’s first semester deployment. The concept is a twin-tracked approach bringing an increased emphasis…

Read More

NATO Frigate Groups Change Flagships in Rota

July 29, 2019 – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) both transitioned flagship duties during a port visit to Rota, on July 26. SNMG1 flagship duties were transferred from the US guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) to the guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) and for SNMG2, flagship duties were transferred from…

Read More

USS Gridley Completes Alongside Refit

July 12, 2019 – USS Gridley (DDG 101) completed an on-time, pierside pre-deployment availability, June 14 at Naval Station Everett. In 20 working days, the Gridley project team, ship’s force, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility Detachment Everett and Pacific Ship Repair delivered a combat-capable asset back to the fleet. “This was a great team effort across the…

Read More