2016

SHAPE National Military Representatives visit STRIKFORNATO HQ

SHAPE National Military Representatives visit STRIKFORNATO HQ

20 Sep 2016

STRIKFORNATO hosted 27 of the 28 National Military Representatives (NMRs) from Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) today at SFN Headquarters in Oeiras, Portugal.


Joint Force Command Brunssum Deputy Commander visit to STRIKFORNATO Headquarters

Joint Force Command Brunssum Deputy Commander visit to STRIKFORNATO Headquarters

14 Sep 2016

LTG Fernando Alejandre, Deputy Commander, Joint Force Command Brunssum, visits STRIKFORNATO.


Hellenic Republic Alternate Minister of National Defense visit to  STRIKFORNATO Headquarters

Hellenic Republic Alternate Minister of National Defense visit to STRIKFORNATO Headquarters

13 Sep 2016

The Alternate Minister of National Defense of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Dimitris Vitsas, visits STRIKFORNATO and meets with Greek military personnel stationed in Portugal.


BALTOPS 17 Concept Development Conference in Oeiras

BALTOPS 17 Concept Development Conference in Oeiras

6 Sep 2016

BALTOPS 17 Concept Development Conference (CDC) was conducted at the SFN HQ in Oeiras, Portugal between 5 and 6 of September.


STRIKFORNATO on the NATO Virtual Speaker Program

STRIKFORNATO on the NATO Virtual Speaker Program

17 Jun 2016

Captain António Palma, Deputy Chief of Staff for Support delivers a brief on the roles, capabilities, and importance of STRIKFORNATO within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization during the NATO Virtual Speaker Program Conference at the Portuguese Naval Academy.


STRIKFORNATO expertise deploys to NRDC-TURKEY Headquarters in support of Battle Staff Training

STRIKFORNATO expertise deploys to NRDC-TURKEY Headquarters in support of Battle Staff Training

20 Apr 2016

In the first half of April, STRIKFORNATO staff members deployed to Ayazaga, Turkey, near Istanbul, to advise and assist NATO Rapid Deployable Corps (NRDC), Turkey during their Battle Staff Training.  Both NRDC Turkey and STRIKFORNATO will fulfill positions in the NRF in 2017 as Joint Headquarters, for Land Operations and Maritime Expeditionary Operations, respectively.


STRIKFORNATO Hosts Ballistic Missile Defence Table Top Exercise

STRIKFORNATO Hosts Ballistic Missile Defence Table Top Exercise

11 Mar 2016

VADM Foggo, Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, leads discussion on maritime BMD with NATO senior leadership.


Deputy Commander, Joint Force Command Naples visits STRIKFORNATO

Deputy Commander, Joint Force Command Naples visits STRIKFORNATO

22 Feb 2016

Lieutenant General Parent, Royal Canadian Air Force, Deputy Commander, Joint Force Command Naples, (JFCNP) was welcomed to the headquarters of Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO on 22 February.


Exercise BALTOPS 16 Main Planning Conference

Exercise BALTOPS 16 Main Planning Conference

18 Feb 2016

During the Main Planning Conference for Exercise BALTOPS 2016, the Commander of Naval Striking and Sup-port Forces NATO, VADM James Foggo, addressed the as-sembly of planners and delegates from the 16 participating nations to outline his expectation for this year’s exercise.


Visit of Portuguese Senior Officer Promotion Course Class of 2015/16

Visit of Portuguese Senior Officer Promotion Course Class of 2015/16

16 Feb 2016

The Navy class of the Portuguese Senior Officer Promotion Course (SOPC) 2015/2016 visited STRIFORNATO HQ on the 16 February.


SFN Winter Newsletter 2016

SFN Winter Newsletter 2016

15 Feb 2016

2016 marks a watershed year for Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (SFN), as we assume new missions and roles while continuing to train to and certify in our core competencies. As this newsletter will detail, while relatively small in size as a headquarters, SFN is a growth organization in constant demand by partner organizations...


Chief of Staff's Visit to Polish Maritime Operations Center

Chief of Staff's Visit to Polish Maritime Operations Center

12 Feb 2016

Chief of Staff Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, RDML Roy Kitchener, took part in a visit to the Polish Maritime Operations Center in Gdynia, Poland. The aim of the visit was to enhance interoperability with the Polish Armed Forces and increase understanding of Allied capabilities in the lead up to Exercise Baltic Operations 2016 (BALTOPS 16).


SFN Staff Ride on MV-22B Osprey

SFN Staff Ride on MV-22B Osprey

11 Feb 2016

members of STRIKFORNATO seized the opportunity for an orientation flight aboard the venerable MV-22B Osprey. The aircraft from the Aviation Combat Element (ACE) of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force, Crisis Response, Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF) were in Lisbon participating in a simulated embassy reinforcement exercise at the U.S. Embassy and took the time to demonstrate the unique capability to the staff members.


TRIDENT JUNCTURE 15 Opposing Force and the Exercise Design

TRIDENT JUNCTURE 15 Opposing Force and the Exercise Design

1 Feb 2016

This article is dedicated to CDR Kenneth (Kenny) Rogers from STRIKFORNATO who passed away shortly after the end of the execution of TRJE15. He was a valuable OPFOR member who provided indispensable expertise to the team. His death has left us shocked and deeply saddened, but it has also reminded us all of how strong our emotional ties have become as a team that embraces our differences—each of us being as unique as our fingerprints. What unifies us is the ambition to provide a challenging environment for the Training Audience to help them achieve their Training Objectives. Kenny, we will always remember you.


Permanent On Call Joint Maritime Battle Force

Permanent On Call Joint Maritime Battle Force

12 Jan 2016

The NATO Alliance is more relevant today in its core mission of collective security than it has been for over two decades.  To face the challenges East and South identified at the Wales Summit NATO must use all of its capabilities.  At the high-end of maritime maneuver and expeditionary striking power is the unique organization called STRIKFORNATO; the Alliance’s only permanently on call joint maritime Battle Force.  STRIKFORNATO’s unique value to the Alliance is its service as the only integration mechanism for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps combat power.  The STRIKFORNATO Battle Force is NATO’s only permanently available, trained and proven high-end joint maritime force.


European Phased Adaptive Approach & Integration of Maritime BMD

European Phased Adaptive Approach & Integration of Maritime BMD

11 Jan 2016

During the 2010 NATO Summit in Lisbon, the Alliance identified the need for a more robust Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) to deal with the threat from the proliferation of short and medium range missiles. In support of Commander, NATO Air Command (AIRCOM), the headquarters responsible for NATO’s Ballistic Defense mission, and drawing on strong linkages with SIXTH Fleet and NATO Maritime Commands, STRIKFORNATO was recently tasked by SACEUR to execute Command and Control of NATO Maritime BMD units and help integrate this critical capability into NATO’s quiver.


 

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