U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa commander, speaks during an all-call at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey on Dec. 6, 2018. US Air Force Photo
Turkey’s intention to buy a sophisticated Russian air defense system is “not compatible” with its purchasing 100 F-35 Strike Lightning II or manufacturing components for the fifth-generation fighter, the general nominated to be the top American officer in Europe testified Tuesday. Read More
Gen. Tod D. Wolters is Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa; Commander, Allied Air Command, headquartered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. He was nominated to become the next Supreme Allied Commander and command U.S. European Command. Air Force photo.
U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters was nominated to be the next commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, the Pentagon announced on Friday.
The following is the March 12, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, United States European Command: Overview and Key Issues. Read More
Commander of U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti hosts a command “Town Hall” at Patch Barracks, Germany, February 07, 2018. US Army Photo
The Balkans are “an area we could have problems with in the future” as the Kremlin increases the tempo of its disinformation campaigns in Serbia and nations with large Serb populations, like Kosovo and Bosnia, the nation’s top commander in Europe warned Thursday. Read More
Vice Adm. Christopher W. Grady is rendered honors for the first time as Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet / Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO on Oct. 28, 2016 US Navy Photo
Vice Adm. Christopher Grady has taken charge of U.S. 6th Fleet from Vice Adm. James Foggo in a Friday change of command in Naples, Italy, the service announced. Read More
Vice Adm. James Foggo III, right, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, hands Capt. Jeffrey Wolstenholme the Commander, Task Force 64 (CTF 64) guidon during the command’s establishment ceremony at U.S. Naval Support Activity Naples March 24, 2016. US Navy photo.
The Navy announced Vice Adm. James Foggo will serve as the next director of Navy staff at the Pentagon and Rear Adm. William Lescher will serve as the next deputy chief of naval operations for integration of capabilities and resources (OPNAV N8). Read More
Marines with Combined Arms Company, step back as an M777 Howitzer fires a round during a live-fire shoot in Rena, Norway, Feb. 23, 2016. U.S. Marine Corps Photo
The following is the Feb. 25, 2016 U.S. European Command posture statement from commander Gen. Philip Breedlove. Read More
The following is the recently released 2015 U.S. European Command Theater Strategy. Read More
Adm. Mark Ferguson at The Atlantic Council on Oct. 6, 2015. Atlantic Council Image
Russia has found ways to slow NATO military responses while simultaneously quickening its own ability to mobilize, the commander of U.S. naval forces in Europe and Africa said, and NATO needs to find ways to adapt. Read More
A screen grab from a video thought to show a Som-class submarine discovered last week off the coast of Sweden. Ocean X Photo
When the news broke on Monday that the Swedish marine salvage company Ocean X had discovered a sunken submarine close to Sweden’s coast it jarred a region otherwise deep in its summer lull. Read More