USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) completes participation in Finnish exercise Freezing Winds, arrives in Helsinki
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) arrived in Helsinki, Finland, Dec. 2, 2022, marking the completion of the ship’s participation in the Finnish Navy Command-led exercise Freezing Winds 22.Headquartered in Naples, Italy, NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces in the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of responsibility. U.S. Sixth Fleet is permanently assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces through the full spectrum of joint and naval operations.
Dec. 2, 2022 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) arrived in Helsinki, Finland, Dec. 2, 2022, marking the completion of the ship’s participation in the Finnish Navy Command-led exercise Freezing...

U.S. Sixth Fleet holds CTF Commander’s Conference
Vice Adm. Thomas Ishee, right, commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, discusses leadership and maritime warfighting with U.S. Navy leadership during the Commander, Task Force (CTF) Commanders Conference aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in Naples, Italy, Nov. 30, 2022. U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa operates U.S. naval forces in the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of responsibility. U.S. Sixth Fleet is permanently assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces through the full spectrum of joint and naval operations.
Dec. 2, 2022 - Vice Adm. Thomas Ishee, commander of U.S. Sixth Fleet (SIXTHFLT) and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKEFORNATO), hosted a Commander Task Force (CTF) Commander’s Conference in Naples, Italy, Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2022...

NATO Demonstrates Maritime Electronic Warfare Capability during Exercise Dynamic Guard 22-2 Off Italy’s Southern Coast
HMS Albion (L14) an amphibious transport dock of the Royal Navy and ESPS Cristóbal Colón (F-105) the last ship of the Álvaro de Bazán-class of air defense frigates attached to SNMG2 completes Dynamic Guard.  The Exercise is designed to build and maintain proficiency in maritime electronic warfare and anti-submarine warfare. Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2), a multinational integrated task group that projects a constant and visible reminder of the Alliance’s solidarity and cohesion afloat and provides the Alliance with a continuous maritime capability to perform a wide range of tasks, including exercises and real-world operations in periods of crisis and conflict.
Dec. 1, 2022 - Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) participated in the semi-annual NATO exercise Dynamic Guard 22-2 in the Gulf of Taranto off the coast of Southern Italy Nov. 20-25...

USS Truxtun (DDG 103) Arrives in Toulon, France
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) arrived in Toulon, France, for a scheduled port visit, Nov. 28, 2022. Headquartered in Naples, Italy, NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces in the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of responsibility. U.S. Sixth Fleet is permanently assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces through the full spectrum of joint and naval operations.
Dec. 1, 2022 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) arrived in Toulon, France, for a scheduled port visit, Nov. 28, 2022...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Changes Command
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WALVIS BAY, Namibia (Nov. 25, 2022) Capt. Michael Concannon, former commanding officer of the expeditionary sea base USS Hershel
Nov. 30, 2022 - Capt. Lenard Mitchell relieved Capt. Michael Concannon as commanding officer of the expeditionary sea base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), during a ceremony aboard the ship November 25...

More than Platitudes: Lasting Relationships in the NATO Alliance
221126-N- NO777-1001 STRAIT OF MESSINA (Nov. 26, 2022) The Italian Navy Destroyer ITS Andrea Doria (D 533), front, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), and the Italian Navy Carlo Bergamini-class frigate ITS Carabiniere (F 593), transit through the Strait of Messina Nov. 26, 2022. The George H.W. Bush CSG is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe area of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., allied, and partner interests.  (U.S. Navy courtesy photo)
Nov. 30, 2022 - The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (CSG) transited the Strait of Messina, a historically treacherous chokepoint between Southern Italy and Sicily, Nov. 26, 2022. For Cmdr. Brian Conlan, navigation officer aboard the...

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