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(Oct. 25, 2022) Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO, left, observes flight operations on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) for a scheduled visit during the NATO-led vigilance activity Neptune Strike 2022.2 (NEST 22.2), Oct. 25, 2022. NEST 22.2 is the natural evolution of NATO's ability to integrate the high-end maritime warfare capabilities of a carrier strike group to support the defense of the alliance in Europe.
(June 6, 2022) Ships from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States sail in formation in the Baltic Sea, June 6, 2022 during exercise BALTOPS22. BALTOPS 22 is the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region. The exercise, led by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, and executed by Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, provides a unique training opportunity to strengthen combined response capabilities critical to preserving freedom of navigation and security in the Baltic Sea.
(May 16, 2022) U.S. Marines attached to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit return to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) in a combat rubber raiding craft after joint training with Hellenic Armed Forces off the coast of Skyros Island, Greece, May 16, 2022. Arlington, with embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is participating in exercise Alexander the Great 2022 under the command and control of Task Force 61/2. Alexander the Great 22 strengthens interoperability and force readiness between the U.S., Greece, and Allied nations, enhancing strategic defense and partnership while promoting security and stability in the region.
(Dec. 30, 2022) Seaman Austin Re, assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), throws a heaving ball to the pier as the ship arrives in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, for a scheduled port visit, Dec. 30, 2022. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group 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.
(Dec. 30, 2022) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) arrives in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, for a scheduled port visit, Dec. 30, 2022. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group 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.
(Dec. 30, 2022) Operations Specialist 3rd Class Alec Sanders, assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), stands watch on the bridge wing as the ship arrives in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, for a scheduled port visit, Dec. 30, 2022. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group 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.
(Dec. 29, 2022) Sailors assigned to the ArleighBurke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) heave line as the ship arrives in Civitavecchia, Italy for a scheduled port visit, Dec. 29, 2022. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group 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.
(Dec. 29, 2022) Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) heave line as the ship arrives in Civitavecchia, Italy for a scheduled port visit, Dec. 29, 2022. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group 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.
(Dec. 29, 2022) Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) man the rails as the ship arrives in Civitavecchia, Italy for a scheduled port visit, Dec. 29, 2022. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group 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.
Dec. 29, 2022) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) arrives in Civitavecchia, Italy for a scheduled port visit, Dec. 29, 2022. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group 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.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), along with the embarked staff of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, arrives in Marseille, France, for a scheduled port visit Dec. 29, 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.
John Mastriani, right, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), gives a tour of the forecastle to French Rear Adm. Christophe Cluzel, left, commander, French Carrier Strike Group (CSG), during his visit, Nov. 27, 2022. Roosevelt, currently attached to the Charles de Gaulle 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.
French Rear Adm. Christophe Cluzel, right, commander, French Carrier Strike Group (CSG), greets Cmdr. John Mastriani, middle, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), and Cmdr. Jeffrey Chewning, left, executive officer of Roosevelt, during his visit of the ship, Nov. 27, 2022. Roosevelt, currently attached to the Charles de Gaulle 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.
A French Dassault Atlantique 2 flies by the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91), right, and the French frigate FS Forbin (D620), middle, and the French replenishment oiler FS Marne (A630), left, after dropping off a group of French paratroopers, Nov. 26, 2022. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), currently attached to the Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group, 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.
Ens. Madison Sundling assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), greets her family on the pier onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, as Paul Ignatius returns home from its first Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) patrol, Dec. 20, 2022.
Senior Chief Machinist’s Mate Timothy Golden, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), greets his family on the pier onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, as Paul Ignatius returns home from its first Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) patrol, Dec. 20, 2022.
Cmdr. Corry Lougee, executive officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), greets his family on the pier onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, as Paul Ignatius returns home from its first Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) patrol, Dec. 20, 2022.
“Ghostrider 37,” a U.S. Navy MH-60S assigned to the “Ghostriders” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, is seen on the flight line in Paphos, Cyprus during a bilateral search and rescue training event with the Republic of Cyprus Air Force, Dec. 16, 2022.
Republic of Cyprus Air Force personnel and U.S. Navy personnel assigned to the “Ghostriders” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 pose for a photograph following the successful completion of a bilateral search and rescue training event in the Republic of Cyprus, Dec. 16, 2022.
A Republic of Cyprus Air Force 460 helicopter, right, flies alongside a U.S. Navy MH-60S helicopter attached to the “Ghostriders” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 during a bilateral search and rescue training event in the Republic of Cyprus, Dec. 15, 2022.