Tag Archives: U.S. Naval Forces Europe

U.S. 2nd Fleet Racing Toward a 2019 Operational Capability

U.S. 2nd Fleet Racing Toward a 2019 Operational Capability

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Daniel Brown verifies the weight of an EA-18G Growler, assigned to the “Rooks” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137, on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Nov. 8, 2018. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The leader of the Navy’s newest numbered fleet has a tight deadline to establish a command that will be at the forefront of the U.S. and NATO mission to counter Russia’s growing and increasingly sophisticated navy – specifically its submarine force. Read More

2nd Fleet Functions, AOR Still Being Determined, But Will Support Cross-Atlantic Theater ASW

2nd Fleet Functions, AOR Still Being Determined, But Will Support Cross-Atlantic Theater ASW

The official crest for the re-establishment of Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet. US Navy Image

This post has been updated to include a statement from U.S. 2nd Fleet.

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Navy has not yet worked out all the details of how the new U.S. 2nd Fleet will pass control of forces to and from U.S. 6th Fleet in Europe, but a U.S. Fleet Forces Command director is confident the Navy will be able to conduct seamless theater anti-submarine warfare throughout the entire Atlantic. Read More

Foggo: U.S. Navy Forces in Europe Sufficient to Handle Threats -- But Only With Strong Collaboration With Allies

Foggo: U.S. Navy Forces in Europe Sufficient to Handle Threats — But Only With Strong Collaboration With Allies

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

USNI News Video: High North Exercise Tests Cold-Weather Skills of Navy, Marine Corps

USNI News Video: High North Exercise Tests Cold-Weather Skills of Navy, Marine Corps

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

Foggo: U.S. Needs More Forward Presence in Mediterranean Sea

Foggo: U.S. Needs More Forward Presence in Mediterranean Sea

A wave crashes over the forecastle of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG-64) while underway in the Mediterranean Sea on Jan. 22, 2018. US Navy Photo

The Eastern Mediterranean is becoming “one of the most kinetic areas in the world,” as the U.S., NATO, Russia and China operate more and more in the crowded region, the Navy’s top officer in Europe said on Tuesday. Read More

Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti Nominated to Lead U.S. 6th Fleet

Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti Nominated to Lead U.S. 6th Fleet

Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 9, makes an announcement on the public announcement system on the bridge of guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG-73) 2016. US Navy Photo

Navy Rear Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti was nominated by President Trump for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and assignment as commander, 6th Fleet, according to a statement from Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. Franchetti is currently stationed at the Pentagon where she is the Chief of Staff of J-5, the joint staff which proposes strategies, plans, and policy recommendations to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Read More

Foggo Takes Command of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe, Africa

Foggo Takes Command of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe, Africa

171020-N-WO404-188 NAPLES, Italy (Oct. 20, 2017) Adm. James Foggo III relieves Adm. Michelle Howard as commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples and commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa during a change of command ceremony held at the Allied Joint Force Command auditorium in Naples, Italy. (U.S. Navy photo)

Adm. James Foggo III relieves Adm. Michelle Howard as commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples and commander, US Naval Forces Europe-Africa during a change of command ceremony held at the Allied Joint Force Command auditorium in Naples, Italy. US Navy Photo

U.S. Navy Adm. James Foggo is now in command of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa. Read More

U.S., Sweden Sign Agreement To Collaborate On Anti-Sub, Anti-Air R&D, Exercises

U.S., Sweden Sign Agreement To Collaborate On Anti-Sub, Anti-Air R&D, Exercises

Then-Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert is piped ashore after touring the Swedish submarine HMS Uppland at Karlskrona Naval Base on July 14, 2015. US Navy photo.

Then-Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert is piped ashore after touring the Swedish submarine HMS Uppland at Karlskrona Naval Base on July 14, 2015. US Navy photo.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter signed a Statement of Intent with Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist that aims to increase military capability and interoperability between the two nations. Read More

Aegis Ashore Site To Reach 'Technical Capability Declaration' This Week, But Not Operational Until Early 2016

Aegis Ashore Site To Reach ‘Technical Capability Declaration’ This Week, But Not Operational Until Early 2016

U.S. Navy Sailors and American and Romanian contractors construct a U.S. Aegis Ashore missile defense system at Naval Support Faculty Deveselu, Romania in January 2015. US Navy photo.

U.S. Navy Sailors and American and Romanian contractors construct a U.S. Aegis Ashore missile defense system at Naval Support Faculty Deveselu, Romania in January 2015. US Navy photo.

U.S. and Romanian officials will make a “Technical Capability Declaration” for the first Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense site this Friday, a formal announcement that the site has moved from construction to the integration phase – though still short of the goal for the system to go operational by the end of this year. Read More