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  • 30 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Military and civilian situational awareness practitioners have met in Hamburg, Germany to learn and share experiences with the aim of enhancing security at sea within the European MARSUR project. The Maritime Surveillance project (MARSUR) was launched in September 2006 by the European Defence Agency (EDA) following a tasking by the EU-Defence Ministers. The aim of the undertaking […]

  • 4 April 2014

    After preparations onboard HMS Illustrious, new Merlin Mk 2 helicopters from 820 Naval Air Squadron are at the heart of Exercise Joint Warrior, now ending its first week in Scottish waters.   The Merlins are taking part in the largest naval war game of the year in European waters, involving ships, submarines, aircraft and marines […]

  • 4 July 2014

    History was made today as Her Majesty The Queen officially named the Royal UK Navy’s new aircraft carrier.   At 56 metres she is taller than Niagara Falls and, with a flight deck the size of 60 tennis courts, she is the largest ship ever built for the Royal Navy. Today, at HMS Queen Elizabeth’s […]

  • 26 May 2014

    UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has delivered a speech at the annual meeting of the Chiefs of European Navies in Portsmouth.   During his speech to the Chiefs of European Navies on 23 May, Hammond was clear on the role the addressed audience must play in explaining the importance of Europe’s part in NATO’s maritime […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations June 8 thereby joining the USS Harry S. Truman which already operates in the eastern Mediterranean. While Ike CSG is involved in Great Green Fleet activities and operations, Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is also conducting combat […]

  • 25 May 2017

    The crew of U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) started their deployment departing Naval Station Norfolk on May 23. USS James E. Williams will be conducting a regularly-scheduled deployment to perform maritime operations in the Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. “Sailors have worked hard to prepare for […]

  • 26 December 2018

    Ships from the US Navy’s Kearsarge amphibious ready group (ARG) and embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) entered the US 6th Fleet area of operations on December 25 for a regularly-scheduled deployment. During its time in theater, the ARG/MEU team and its more than 4,500 sailors and marines will carry out a variety of missions, […]

  • 19 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Montréal arrived in Western Europe on September 18 for three months of exercises with European and NATO partners. Deploying as part of the Royal Canadian Navy’s overarching deployment Neptune Trident 17-02, HMCS Montréal is to take part in the US-led ballistic missile defense drill Formidable Shield, which is being held in Scottish waters […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Exercise Joint Warrior, Europe’s largest military exercise, has begun off the coast of Scotland with involvement from 22 ships and submarines. The exercise happens twice a year and is hosted in the UK involving the three Armed Forces and a number of nations to practise how they all work together. As well as the vast number […]

  • 19 April 2018

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and ships from its carrier strike group entered the US 6th Fleet area of operations April 18 as part of their deployment to Europe and Africa. The carrier strike group arrived in European waters after getting underway from Naval Station Norfolk on April 11. “We are thrilled to […]

  • 4 March 2014

    The U.S. Navy’s forward deployed ships to Europe have not changed their course, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said yesterday, denying potential move of the Navy ships to the Mediterranean Sea, and possibly the Black Sea, to oust Putin’s troops from Crimea.   Though some media outlets are speculating on possible ship […]

  • 25 April 2014

    NATO on April 23rd announced additional measures in a bid to reassure NATO allies who feel threatened by the crisis in Ukraine.   The Netherlands has declared that it is willing to contribute to these measures. A Dutch minehunter will be sent to the Baltic on a training mission. In addition, the Netherlands will provide […]

  • 28 July 2014

    Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR) General Sir Adrian Bradshaw reinforced NATO’s commitment to collective defence with a visit to Bucharest, Romania on Thursday, 24 July. In light of the Ukraine Crisis, NATO continues to implement a series of comprehensive assurance measures on land, sea and air in which Romania has played a vital role. […]

  • 1 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Adm. Mark Ferguson, vice chief of naval operations (VCNO), visited the Naval Support Activity (NSA) in Naples, Italy, Nov. 28, marking the final stop in a series of visits that included U.S. Central Command, U.S. European Command, and U.S. Africa Command visit over the Thanksgiving holiday. Other stops included NSA Rota, Spain; NSA Souda Bay, […]

  • 30 October 2014

    Adm. Mark Ferguson, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, visited U.S. Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Sicily, Oct. 29. During an all hands call with Sailors, Ferguson discussed the importance of the mission in Sigonella. NAS Sigonella is a very important base for the Navy in the Mediterranean. He spoke of the importance of Sigonella’s strategic […]

  • 28 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 60 departed Naval Station Norfolk on March 27 for a six-month deployment to the Navy’s 5th and 6th fleet areas of operation. The Leyte Gulf crew went through a demanding training cycle in preparation for its upcoming mission and recently took part […]

  • 21 July 2017

    Authorities have reportedly surrounded and detained a ship chartered to obstruct migrant-rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea. The vessel in question is the ‘C-Star’ and was chartered by an organization called Defend Europe which aims to prevent migrants reaching Europe through the Mediterranean Sea route. Authorities have now detained the vessel in Port Suez, however, […]

  • 25 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet operating in Europe and Africa has established a new task force that will be solely responsible for ballistic missile defense in Europe. On March 24, Commodore Jeffrey Wolstenholme assumed command of the newly established Commander, Task Force 64, as the unit was named. U.S. Vice Admiral James Foggo III said the […]

  • 9 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) returned to her Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story homeport on August 7, wrapping up a six-month deployment to the US 5th and US 6th Fleet areas of operations. Oak Hill departed their homeport Feb. 9 as a part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready […]

  • 10 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After dropping off the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit in North Carolina, nearly 1,200 sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) entered their homeport of Mayport, Florida, on August 9. USS Iwo Jima returned from a six-month deployment to the US 5th and US 6th Fleet areas of operations together […]

  • 26 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The lead ship of the US Navy’s Virginia-class fast attack submarines returned to her New London homeport in Connecticut following a six-month deployment to Europe. USS Virginia (SSN 774) was welcomed to the base on February 22 . During the deployment, Virginia steamed approximately 27,500 nautical miles or 31,650 statute miles and served as ambassadors for […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Coast Guard temporarily relieved Capt. James B. Robertson, commanding officer of Activities Europe, Tuesday due to loss of confidence in his abilities to command. The executive officer, Cmdr. Erin Williams, has assumed temporary command of Activities Europe. Robertson has been reassigned to Coast Guard Atlantic Area. Activities Europe was established in 1995 and […]

  • 9 April 2019

    US Navy aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and ships from its carrier strike group (CSG) arrived in the US 6th Fleet area of operations on April 8, seven days after getting underway from Norfolk. The strike group, which includes the aircraft carrier, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), and destroyers from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) named Personnel Specialist 1st Class Roger Estrada, from Upland, California, as the command’s Sailor in the Spotlight, Dec. 4, 2014. During a ceremony amongst his peers, Estrada was announced and personally congratulated by NAVEUR-NAVAF Chief of Staff Rear Adm. John Nowell for his performance. During Operation United Assistance, Estrada monitored […]

  • 6 March 2019

    The US needs more surface vessels and anti-submarine warfare assets in Europe to counter evolving threats in the region.

  • 27 October 2014

    Adm. Mark Ferguson, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, visited U.S. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay on October 23 for the first time since taking command in July. During the all hands call Furguson imparted on Sailors the importance of their mission in Souda: You represent the United States Navy and the United States to the people […]

  • 3 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, with about 7,000 sailors attached to its carrier strike group, departed Naval Station Norfolk for a deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations. The IKE CSG is deploying to relieve the Harry S. Truman Strike Group supporting air strikes against ISIL. As a part of the […]

  • 14 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Resources and Plans at Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, engaged in staff talks with the Turkish Naval Forces Command Chief of Intelligence, at the Naval Support Activity Naples in Naples, Italy, June 12. During the talks, Rear Adm. Kenneth “K.J.” Norton spoke about interoperability in the Eastern Mediterranean […]

  • 8 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Military Sealift Command-chartered HSV Swift (HSV 2) completed a nearly 10-month deployment to the Europe and Africa areas of responsibility Jan. 31. During that time, Swift and her crew of contract mariners and a U.S. Navy detachment conducted 38 port visits to Africa and 15 to Europe, circumnavigating the African continent in support of Africa […]