The ships of Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 2 led by flagship U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), are conducting their routine deployment within the Jap Mediterranean Sea. SNMG2 contains the U.S. Flagship, Spanish Navy ESPS Juan De Borbon, French Navy FS Provence, Hellenic Navy HS Kountouriotis, Italian Navy ITS Vulcano and ITS Federico Martinengo, and Turkish Navy TCG Kemalreis. All through the previous few weeks, SNMG2 has carried out coaching evolutions similar to maneuvering, digital warfare, and air protection workouts in addition to a number of replenishments-at-sea.

“All through this deployment, we’ve got the chance to proceed to develop our tactical interoperability, fine-tune our communication channels, and push the boundaries of our strengths and capabilities with our NATO allies and companions. It’s extraordinarily obvious that the NATO Alliance is stronger than ever and it’s an honor to function the flagship for Standing NATO Maritime Group 2,” mentioned Commander Lawrence Heyworth IV, commanding officer of USS Forrest Sherman.


Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 operates in Jap Mediterranean

“The ships in Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 comprise a few of the hardest working people who acknowledge and worth the significance of purposeful coaching and immediate and well-informed tactical motion. Our activity group is performing on the highest degree and can proceed to be prepared for any mission at any time,” mentioned U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Scott Sciretta, commander, SNMG2.

Ships from SNMG2 visited Souda, Greece, for a port go to from July 15-18 and arrived in Aksaz for a scheduled port go to, July 29. Port visits present a possibility to replenish ship sources whereas affording the crew an opportunity to recharge, develop understanding of native tradition, and construct constructive relationships. SNMG2 is a multinational built-in activity group that initiatives a continuing and visual reminder of the Alliance’s solidarity and cohesion afloat and supplies the Alliance with a steady maritime functionality to carry out a variety of duties, together with workouts and real-world operations in intervals of disaster and battle.