Norwegian frigate KNM Helge Ingstad grounded after a collision with Sola TS. Norwegian Military Photo
This post was updated with additional photos from the Royal Norwegian Navy.
A warship is grounded at the edge of a fjord near the southwest coast of Norway after an early morning collision with an oil tanker on Thursday, NATO officials said. Read More
U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys, assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fly during the Exercise Trident Juncture 18 joint-capability demonstration near Trondheim, Norway, Oct. 30, 2018. US Marine Corps photo.
The live exercise portion of Trident Juncture 2018 wraps up today, after an early hiccup but a successful amphibious landing and training ashore in the largest NATO exercise in years. Read More
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) conducts a replenishment-at-sea alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Sept. 19, 2018. Farragut, homeported at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. US Navy photo.
Operating in the Arctic didn’t stop the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group from conducting flight operations or surface and undersea warfare missions, but it did force leadership to focus on the logistics that kept those ships running. Read More
Norwegian frigate HNoMS Otto Sverdrup part of a ‘screen’ of NATO warships during a drill as part of NATO exercise Trident Juncture on Oct. 25, 2018. Royal Norwegian Navy Photo
NATO and the European Union need to spend significantly to reestablish high-end naval presence and invest in rail cars and maritime containers, ports, bridges, highways, tunnels and airfields if they want to successfully deter potential Russian aggression, a panel of Northern European security experts said on Wednesday. Read More
USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98) pulls into Reykjavik, Iceland on Sept. 22, 2018. US Navy Photo
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – The head of naval forces in Europe is satisfied with the increased presence he’s seen in his theater this year, but he stressed that the U.S. will also have to rely on its allies and partners to counter a growing threat. Read More
A P-8A Poseidon aircraft assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, arrives in Keflavik, Iceland, for anti-submarine warfare training in April 2017. US Navy Photo
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – Iceland may not have a navy, but the strategically located small nation is punching above its weight in terms of sea control and maritime safety in the increasingly important North Atlantic region, the head of U.S. naval forces in Europe said. Read More
The amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) transits the Arabian Gulf as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group in August 2014. US Navy photo.
Two of the three ships in the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group had to return to port in Reykjavik, Iceland, after heavy seas en route to Norway injured a few sailors and caused damage to one ship’s well deck. Read More
US Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are in Iceland preparing for NATO’s Exercise Trident Juncture 2018. The main phase of Trident Juncture will start in Norway on October 25. US Marine Corps Photo
ABOARD USS IWO JIMA, OFF THE COAST OF ICELAND – Today’s sailors and Marines have grown proficient at operating in the heat and sands of the Middle East, but the bitter cold and jagged lava rocks of Iceland in October is a new challenge to most of them. Read More
An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). For the first time in nearly 30 years, a U.S. aircraft carrier has entered the Arctic Circle. Accompanied by select ships from Carrier Strike Group Eight (CSG- 8), Harry S. Truman traveled north to demonstrate the flexibility and toughness of U.S. naval forces through high-end warfare training with regional allies and partners. US Navy photo.
A U.S. aircraft carrier is operating in the Arctic Circle for the first time since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, as USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and escorts entered the Norwegian Sea today. Read More
Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 18.1 prepare to bound across a road during a live-fire range at Giskas, Norway, Aug. 21, 2018. US Marine Corps Photo
THE PENTAGON – The upcoming Trident Juncture 2018 exercise will be the first opportunity to test out the premise of NATO’s new “Four Thirties” initiative – the idea that NATO may need to move a lot of people and platforms quickly to defend an ally whose sovereignty has been violated – the head of naval forces in Europe said today. Read More