2015

Hungary takes over lead role in Baltic Air Policing

Hungary takes over lead role in Baltic Air Policing

Aug 31, 2015
The Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16 detachment has passed on the lead role in NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission to the Hungarian Air Force. This is the first time Hungary assumes the task of ensuring safe skies over Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania under NATO orders.

Video: Exercise Swift Response is underway

Video: Exercise Swift Response is underway

Aug 31, 2015
Over 5,000 personnel from 11 NATO countries are participating in Exercise Swift Response, the largest combined airborne training exercise since the end of the Cold War. The exercise, which is ongoing until 12 September, is being held in Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, and Italy.

Italy ends its NATO Baltic Air Policing mission

Italy ends its NATO Baltic Air Policing mission

Aug 28, 2015
On 27 August 2015, in the presence of numerous military and civilian authorities, the Italian Air Force detachment known as "Task Force Air Šiauliai”, ended its mission for NATO’s Air Policing in the skies above Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.



Defense News: NATO Paratroopers Mount Exercise In Germany

Defense News: NATO Paratroopers Mount Exercise In Germany

Aug 27, 2015
More than 1,000 NATO paratroopers jumped from aircraft above Germany Wednesday in one of the alliance's largest airborne training exercise 'Swift Response' in Europe since the Cold War ended according to US Army spokesman.

RAF hands over NATO Air Policing to Luftwaffe at Ämari, Estonia

RAF hands over NATO Air Policing to Luftwaffe at Ämari, Estonia

Aug 26, 2015
On 25 August, the British Royal Air Force detachment handed over their role for NATO’s Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission to a German Air Force detachment during a ceremony held at Ämari Air Base, Estonia.

U.S. troops to participate in massive NATO exercise

U.S. troops to participate in massive NATO exercise

Aug 25, 2015
NATO will hold its largest amphibious exercise in more than a decade this fall with more than 30 nations and 36,000 allied troops participating, including robust support from U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines..

NATO's New Chairman of the Military Committee Visits SHAPE

NATO's New Chairman of the Military Committee Visits SHAPE

Aug 24, 2015
Today General Petr Pavel, paid his first visit to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Belgium, in his position as the new Chairman of NATO's Military Committee (CMC).

Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO visits Tunis

Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO visits Tunis

Aug 24, 2015
This weekend the Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) paid a port visit in Tunis.  The force composed of four ships from three nations is currently deployed to the Mediterranean Sea to enhance maritime security and to show NATO’s presence in this area.

Multinational exchange between units of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2

Multinational exchange between units of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2

Aug 21, 2015
Mediterranean Sea – Units from several different nations are sailing together as Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2). Fostering and strengthening the personal and professional relationships between the sailors of the ships with ‘Cross Pollination’.

Video: Interview former SACEUR Admiral US Navy (retired) James Stavridis

Video: Interview former SACEUR Admiral US Navy (retired) James Stavridis

Aug 19, 2015
Former SACEUR ADM James Stavridis (Rtd.) interview at SHAPE on Tuesday, 18 August 2015. Being the dean to the Fletcher School at TUFTS University in Massachusetts he visited SHAPE with a group of 35 students. He speaks about his time at SHAPE, 21st century security and issues in the European theatre.

The Telegraph: NATO launches largest airborne drills in Europe since end of Cold War

The Telegraph: NATO launches largest airborne drills in Europe since end of Cold War

Aug 19, 2015
Nearly 5,000 soldiers from 11 NATO allies are taking part in four weeks of "simultaneous multinational airborne operations" across Germany, Italy, Bulgaria and Romania that began on Saturday, the US army said in a statement.

Spain Prepares for Exercise Trident Juncture 2015

Spain Prepares for Exercise Trident Juncture 2015

Aug 18, 2015
Soldiers working 14 hour days, gusty winds and scorching sun... this is only a fraction of what is happening now in Zaragoza, Spain.

 

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