US and Denmark take command of two NATO naval groups

January 16, 2019 – NATO’s standing naval forces are integrated into the NATO Response Force, and provide the Alliance with a continuous presence at sea. These multinational forces regularly carry out patrols, exercises and port visits, work with partners, and can be rapidly deployed in times of tension or crisis. They also support the Alliance’s Aegean deployment – helping to cut lines of illegal migration between Greece and Turkey. NATO’s naval forces consist of four groups: Standing NATO Maritime Groups 1 and 2, and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Groups 1…

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HMCS Summerside Arrives in Latvia With SNMCMG1

HMCS Summerside (MM 711) arrives at Rigas Pasazieru osta (Freeport of Riga) on November 16, 2018, a first in the Royal Canadian Navy’s history. HMCS Summerside is among a group of six ships that comprise the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group One. SNMCMG1 will participate in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Latvian Independence in Riga on November 18, 2018. (Photo: Aviator Jérôme Lessard, Task Force Latvia HQ)

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