Newest Episode of CNE-CNA Premier Podcast - On the Horizon
Military Sealift Command’s Top Leader Visits USS Mount Whitney
1909019-N-EI510-0138 GAETA, Italy (Sept. 19, 2019) Capt. Cassidy Norman, commanding officer of the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), speaks to Christopher Thayer, U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC), director, ship management, during a tour of the Mount Whitney in Gaeta, Italy, Sept. 19, 2019. Mount Whitney is the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship, homeported in Gaeta, and operates with a combined crew of U.S. Sailors and MSC civil service mariners.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Barnes/Released)
Sept. 20, 2019 - Christopher D. Thayer, U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) director, ship management, visited the U.S. 6th Fleet Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) in Gaeta, Italy, Sept. 19, 2019.

Navy Leaders discuss Great Power Competition, Operations during All Hands Call in Naples
190918-N-DO281-0188 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY NAPLES, Italy (Sept. 18, 2019) Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa, conducts an all-hands call with Sailors and civilians at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, Sept. 18, 2019. U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photoby Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Trey Fowler/ Released)
Sept. 19, 2019 - Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa (CNE-CNA), and CNE-CNA Fleet Master Chief Derrick Walters held an all-hands call with Sailors and civilians at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, Sept. 18, 2019.

U.S. Navy Expeditionary Units Participate in Exercise Northern Coasts 2019
190914-N-UN744-1035 - TODENDORF, Germany (Sept. 14, 2019) - Explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 execute a mission during exercise Northern Coasts in Todendorf, Germany, Sept. 14, 2019. Northern Coasts provides the opportunity for participating nations to engage in realistic maritime training, to build experience and teamwork, and strengthen our interoperability as we work toward mutual goals. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Travis Simmons/Released)
Sept. 19, 2019 - Teams from U.S. Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 deployed from commander, Task Force 68 out of Rota, Spain, and Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia, participated in the annual multinational exercise Northern Coasts 2019, Sept. 4-19, 2019.

USS Porter and EOMDU 8 participate in exercise REP (MUS) 2019
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 16, 2019) - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transit the Atlantic Ocean Sept. 16, 2019. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its seventh patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
Sept. 18, 2019 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) and members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 participate in the first Recognized Environmental Picture Augmented by Maritime Unmanned Systems REP (MUS) exercise hosted by the Portuguese Navy in Lisbon, Portugal, Sept. 8-20, 2019.

Effective Mine Countermeasure Training at Exercise Northern Coasts 2019
190909-N-UN744-1232 - KORSOR, Denmark (Sept. 9, 2019) - Operations Specialist 1st Chad Vice, left, and Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Joel Derello, assigned to Mobile Dive and Salvage Unit 2, deploy a Remote Environmental Measuring Units (REMUS) 100 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) to collect surface images with its side-scan sonar during exercise Northern Coasts in Korsor, Denmark, Sept. 9, 2019. Northern Coasts provides the opportunity for participating nations to engage in realistic maritime training, to build experience and teamwork, and strengthen our interoperability as we work toward mutual goals. (U.S. Navy/Released)
Sept. 16, 2019 - A platoon from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 deployed from Task Force 68 out of Rota, Spain, and a team from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia, are working together during exercise Northern Coasts 2019 to quickly neutralize maritime mine threats and validate the integration of unmanned maritime systems (UMS) and EOD forces at all levels.

Europe’s Top Admiral Highlights French-American Alliance in Paris
PARIS (Sept. 13, 2019) - Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) delivers remarks at First Alliance Foundation’s Colloquium hosted at the Musée de l’Armée at the Hôtel National des Invalides in Paris, Sept. 13, 2019. NAVEUR-NAVAF, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full range of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation missions in concert with coalition, joint, interagency, and other parties in order to advance security and stability in Europe and Africa.
Sept. 14, 2019 - Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF), visited Paris to meet with senior French military leaders to discuss the enduring French-American strategic alliance Sept. 12-14, 2019. Foggo also participated in events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris during the trip.