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Apr 9 2021

Operational Update Week 14

NATO CONCLUDES AIR POLICING MISSION IN ICELAND

For four weeks, the Royal Norwegian Air Force detachment personnel have worked jointly with the Icelandic Coast Guard at Keflavik Air Base Iceland and NATO's Combined Air Operations Centre at Uedem, Germany. The mission aimed to safeguard Allied airspace in the High North.

SNMCMG1 CONDUCTS TRAINING IN SWEDEN

Between 19-23 March, Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) conducted a training programme in Sweden with three mine countermeasures vessels from the Swedish Navy. NATO units train every year with the Swedish Navy to increase joint interoperability and share knowledge on the strategically important Baltic Sea region.

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Live fire demonstration, Crystal Arrow 21, Photo by 1st Sgt. G. Indrēvics, Latvian Army


NATO FORCES TAKE PART IN EXERCISE CRYSTAL ARROW 2021

On March 23, exercise 'Crystal Arrow 2021' took place in the Ādaži military training area, Latvia. Two NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battle Groups (Latvia and Lithuania), their Parent Brigades, and U.S. soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment took part in the exercise. NATO Allies and Partners from across the globe came together to support and participate with NATO eFP Battle Group Latvia. The exercise aimed to increase cooperation, compatibility, and interoperability.

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Crystal Arrow 21, Photo by 1st Sgt. G. Indrēvics, Latvian Army

SNMG1 AND SNMCMG1 TRAIN IN BALTIC SEA

Between 29-31 March, Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) have conducted a three-day training off the coast of Latvia and Estonia. The exercise demonstrated NATO unity, readiness, and steadfast commitment to the region's collective defence and served as a robust deterrent to potential aggressors.

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SNMG1 and SNMCMG1 training in Baltic Sea

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