Nov 28, 2015
Oeiras, Portugal - From 26 to 28 November 2015 representatives from Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) had the opportunity to visit USS Harry S. Truman as part of the STRIKFORNATO Engagement Plan with US Carriers Groups transiting in the 6th Fleet operational area.

The SFN team, led by RDML Francesco Covella ITN, was welcomed on board by CSG-8 RDML Bret. C Batchelder and by the impressive air operations conducted by USS Truman.

The three days on board were rich of events and the SFN team had the honor to be  integrated in the CSG-8 daily routine , giving the opportunity to the team to fully understand the complex organization set on board.

CSG-8 and all the other entities on board were briefed about STRIKFORNATO's role, mission and organization, as well as to highlight the commands unique position within NATO as a high readiness deployable Headquarters.

The visit was a very important engagement that served to strengthen linkages between STRIKFORNATO and USS Harry S. Truman.
The warm hospitality of the USS Harry S. Truman contributed greatly for the success of the event.

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