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Formidable Shield 2017: Ship Engages BMD Target during NATO exercise, MDA and Navy conduct SM-6 test launch

Ships from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States participated in a live-fire integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) scenario, defending against a ballistic missile target as well as three anti-ship cruise missiles Oct. 15 as part of exercise Formidable Shield 2017 (FS17). Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) is conducting Formidable Shield on behalf of the U.S. 6th Fleet. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency is also a major participant in this exercise.

Exercise Dynamic Mongoose Concludes

Naval forces from Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States concluded the NATO Allied Maritime Command-led exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2017, in the North Atlantic Ocean, July 6, 2017.

Exercise Formidable Shield 2017 Public Statement

The U.S. 6th Fleet will lead the exercise Formidable Shield 17, Sept. 24-Oct. 18, 2017, at the U.K. Ministry of Defense's Hebrides Range located on the Western Isles of Scotland.

Sea Breeze 2017 Takes Anti-submarine Warfare Training to Advanced Level

ODESSA, Ukraine (July 21, 2017) The Turkish Ay-class submarine TCG Batiray (S-349) and a U.S. P-8A Poseidon from Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, took anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training to an advanced level during exercise Sea Breeze 2017.

USS Carter Hall’s Amsterdam Port Visit Bolsters U.S., Netherlands Partnership in NATO

AMSTERDAM – The Amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), in conjunction with the U.S. Consul in Amsterdam, hosted bilateral talks and a reception June 21, 2016.

Admiral Howard takes the helm at JFC Naples

NAPLES, Italy – U.S. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard took command of Allied Joint Force Command Naples and U.S. Naval  Forces Europe-Africa during a ceremony held at the JFC Naples headquarters, June 7, 2016.

USS Donald Cook Finishes 3rd FDNF Patrol

USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain after completing its third forward deployed patrol in U.S. 6th Fleet.

Status of the Fleet: Nov. 2, 2015

Sailors, operating forward in the U.S. 6th Fleet, conduct daily operations, port visits and engage with allies and partners to maintain a forward presence throughout Europe and Africa and improve maritime security.

Commodore, Amphibious Squadron Four, Day Four Blog: Egemen 2015

The following blog is from Capt. Augustus P. Bennett, commodore, Amphibious Squadron Four, speaking on his experience during the fourth day of the Turkish-led and hosted amphibious exercise Egemen 2015, Oct. 27.


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