In October, STRIKFORNATO participated as a NATO Headquarters in the HSTCGS Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). The Strike Group Units trained on NATO procedures, communications and policies in order to better prepare the ships, aircraft and staff for their current carrier deployment.
The HSTCSG is on a scheduled deployment in the SIXTHFLT area of operations in support of naval operations to maintain maritime stability and security, and defend U.S., Allied and partner interests in Europe and Africa.
SIXTHFLT, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.
STRIKFORNATO, headquartered in Oeiras, Portugal, is Supreme Allied Commander Europe's (SACEUR) premier, rapidly deployable and flexible, maritime power projection Headquarters, capable of planning and executing full spectrum joint maritime operations, primarily through the integration of U.S. naval and amphibious forces, in order to provide assurance, deterrence and collective defense for the Alliance.