Three NATO Service Strike Teams (CSG) demonstrated their dedication to the safety and stability of the Euro-Atlantic Space throughout multicarrier operations whereas crusing within the Ionian Sea, Nov. 23, 2022. All through November, 5 allied CSGs will function all through the North Atlantic Ocean and Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas. Demonstrating their shared dedication to the collective protection of the Alliance, George H.W. Bush CSG, the French CSG, and Italian Cavour CSG strengthened their capability to generate credible fight energy all through the Euro-Atlantic space whereas underscoring NATO solidarity, interoperability, and high-end functionality. Multicarrier actions display the coordination of dispersed allied and accomplice forces to coach and function in a joint, high-intensity safety setting throughout all domains within the area. Routine rehearsed interoperability and interchangeability engagements allow NATO nations to boost their collective speedy response capabilities. This ensures they’re ready to defend the Euro-Atlantic Area whereas sustaining a protected, safe, and affluent Europe and international safety setting.

“Alternatives for interoperability between forces and CSGs as a testomony to the power of our Alliance. At the moment, we have now Italian Frigates embedded with each the George H.W. Bush and French Strike teams taking part alongside our Allies of their each day operations, and final month the Italian Navy totally built-in the Standing NATO Forces Group Two items into our main bi-annual fleet train Mare Aperto 22-2,” Rear Adm. Vincenzo Montanaro, commander of Italian Maritime Forces stated.


“From the very starting of our new deployment named ANTARES, we carefully function with Allies and share a typical image and state of affairs evaluation. Multi-carrier operations are demanding and illustrating the very highest stage of coordination. Preserving a non-escalatory posture, they improve our capability to safe extensive areas, to discourage from any destabilization within the Mediterranean and concurrently, to bolster NATO’s deterrence and protection posture on its Japanese flank,” Rear Adm. Christophe Cluzel, commander, French CSG stated.

A French EH-101 helicopter, hooked up to the French Service Strike Group, lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class plane service USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) throughout multicarrier operations, Nov. 23, 2022. (U.S. Navy picture by Mass Communication Specialist third Class Samuel Wagner)

NATO is important to European safety and U.S. nationwide pursuits. Allies and Companions take each alternative to coach collectively, on a agency basis of belief, to refine ways, methods, and procedures. CSG-10, George H.W. Bush CSG, is on a scheduled deployment within the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa space of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., allied and accomplice pursuits. George H.W. Bush is the flagship of CSG-10 and the GHWBCSG. CSG-10 is comprised of George H.W. Bush, Service Air Wing (CVW) 7, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, the Info Warfare Commander, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). The ships of DESRON-26 inside CSG-10 are the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Nitze (DDG 94), USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS Truxtun (DDG 103), and USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119). The squadrons of CVW-7 embarked aboard George H.W. Bush are the “Jolly Rogers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, the “Pukin Canine” of VFA-143, the “Bluetails” of Service Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121, the “Nightdippers” of Helicopter Sea Fight Squadron (HSC) 5, the “Sidewinders” of VFA-86, the “Nighthawks” of VFA-136, the “Patriots” of Digital Assault Squadron (VAQ) 140, and the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46.

For over 80 years, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) has solid strategic relationships with allies and companions, leveraging a basis of shared values to protect safety and stability.Headquartered in Naples, Italy, NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces within the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of duty. NAVEUR-NAVAF gives general command, operational management, and coordination of U.S. Naval Forces within the European and African Command space of duty. Because the Navy part in Europe, the commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, plans, conducts, and helps naval operations within the European theater throughout peacetime, contingencies, typically warfare and as tasked by Commander, U.S. European Command. NAVAF works with European, African, and South American governments, together with within the disruption of militant networks, deterrence of illicit trafficking, and towards piracy and maritime crime. U.S. Sixth Fleet is completely assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces by way of the complete spectrum of joint and naval operations.

Three NATO Strike Groups Demonstrate Combined Capabilities in Ionian Sea
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Dealing with) third Class Roberto Cerdas assigned to the Nimitz-class plane service USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), directs a French Rafale fighter jet onto the catapult throughout throughout multi-carrier operations between the George H.W. Bush Service Strike Group (CSG), Charles de Gaulle CSG, and the Italian Cavour CSG Nov. 23, 2022. (U.S. Navy picture by Mass Communication Specialist third Class Samuel Wagner)