Rear Admiral (lower half) Edward B. Cashman Named Next Commander SNMG1

Rear Adm. Edward Cashman is a native of Brockton, Massachusetts. He is a 1987 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1988 and holds a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master of Arts in National Security Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. At sea, Cashman commanded USS Mustin (DDG-89) operating as part of the Forward Deployed Naval…

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NATO Naval Force exercises with the Polish Navy in the Baltic Sea

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) is conducting several days of naval exercises with the Polish Navy in the Baltic Sea this week. SNMG1 routinely patrols in the Baltic Sea providing regular opportunities to enhance interoperability among Allies. Since January, SNMG1 has trained with a number of allied counterparts in the Baltic Region, including Poland, Germany, Lithuania, and Latvia and now Poland has organized a second Passing Exercise. “The SNMG1 units, my staff and I are looking forward to participating in this training opportunity. The Polish Navy has pulled out…

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HMCS Charlottetown Returns to Halifax January 19th

HMCS Charlottetown is being replaced by HMCS St. John’s as part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1). Charlottetown joined SNMG1 in August 2017, sailing in the Baltic Sea, Northern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. She participated in two major exercises: Exercise NORTHERN COAST 17 in the Baltic Sea and Exercise BRILLIANT MARINER 17 in the Mediterranean Sea. These exercises further strengthened the Allied nations’ abilities to combine international assets in order to effectively conduct combined maritime operations. Charlottetown also supported NATO’s Operation SEA GUARDIAN from September to December 2017.…

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SNMG1 Conducts Change of Command Ceremony

Commodore Søren Thinggaard Larsen of the Royal Danish Navy assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) from Commodore Petter Kammerhuber of the Royal Norwegian Navy today in a ceremony held in Bergen, Norway. SNMG1 has been under Norwegian command since January 2017, under the command of Commodore Ole Morten Sandquist (January to July) and Commodore Petter Kammerhuber (July to January). During this period, Norway has provided staff officers flagship for the group in addition to this key leadership function. For the first semester, HNoMS Roald Amundsen served as…

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SNMG1 in Lisbon Without Charlottetown

Google Translation SNMG1 is one of four permanent NATO maritime forces composed of ships from allied countries. These ships are permanently available for NATO to employ, where necessary, in both exercises and actual operations. The main operating area of ​​SNMG1 is the North Atlantic, including the Baltic Sea.  The main objective of this force is to provide the Alliance with a maritime capability with a high degree of readiness, increasing knowledge of the maritime situation demonstrating solidarity, and presence through visits to ports and contributing to interoperability between allied countries by enhancing…

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Brilliant Mariner 2017

Google Translation The crisis settled in the Golfe de Noland. The maritime component of the NATO Response Force (NRF) is deployed to defuse this situation, which involves a NATO member country with its expansionist neighbor and a terrorist group under the name of NOM, Novo Ordom Mundi. This scenario is actually the framework for the Brilliant Mariner 2017 exercise which took place from 29 September to 13 October 2017 in the Mediterranean Sea. 13 nations, 3,500 soldiers and some thirty means (surface vessels, aircraft and submarines) make up the TF…

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