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Coronavirus Response: NATO supports Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Coronavirus Response: NATO supports Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 8 July, Bosnia and Herzegovina hosted a ceremony for the handover of medical equipment received from NATO’s Pandemic Response Trust Fund. The donation included more than 500 sensor thermometers for body temperature, IsoArk N36-2 negative pressure chambers, and portable X-ray machines. The donation was coordinated by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center (EADRCC) in...

Turkey, United States take up NATO air patrols
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Turkey, United States take up NATO air patrols

Fighter jets from the United States and Turkey are taking up NATO Air Policing duties this week, guarding the skies over Iceland and over the Baltic region. “We thank our Allies the United States and Turkey for contributing to NATO’s Air Policing missions”, said NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu. “Air Policing helps keep our skies safe and...

NATO Secretary General reaffirms NATO’s commitment to its KFOR mission and to stability in the Western Balkans
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NATO Secretary General reaffirms NATO’s commitment to its KFOR mission and to stability in the Western Balkans

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg travelled to the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR), where he met with the KFOR Commander (Major General Franco Federici), personnel from 27 troop contributing nations (including NATO Allies and partners), and the Director of the NATO Advisory and Liaison Team (Brigadier General Jörg RÜTER). “The fact that we are so many...

NATO holds air defence exercise in the Black Sea
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NATO holds air defence exercise in the Black Sea

RAMSTEIN, Germany – On July 2, NATO Air and Maritime forces conducted an Air Defence Exercise (ADEX) in the Black Sea to improve Alliance cooperation, practise air-maritime communications and build stronger relationships between Allies. Participation included Allied fighter assets from the Greek, Romanian and Turkish air forces, a NATO AWACS, a Romanian C-27 transport aircraft, a...

NATO marks 60th anniversary of European air patrols
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NATO marks 60th anniversary of European air patrols

RAMSTEIN, Germany – NATO on Thursday, July 1, marked the 60th anniversary of the Alliance’s work to keep European skies and territories secure. Since July 1, 1961, Allies have been working together and integrating their Air Defence arrangements and assets to provide coordinated, interlinked and collective Air Defence. This NATO enduring mission continues unabated today and...

NATO Deputy Secretary General: new ambitions for NATO – EU cooperation
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NATO Deputy Secretary General: new ambitions for NATO – EU cooperation

In an online event with the European Parliament on Monday (28 June 2021), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană said that NATO’s Brussels Summit had set ‘a new level of ambition’ for NATO-EU cooperation, “including in areas such as resilience, new technologies, climate change, or strategic competition”. He further stressed the importance of “strengthened political...

NATO strengthens its partnership with Mauritania
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NATO strengthens its partnership with Mauritania

NATO and Mauritania are further developing their long-standing partnership, by widening the scope of their political dialogue and practical cooperation. NATO civil and military officials have just completed a trip to Mauritania, where they discussed opportunities for potential additional advice, training and capacity building activities in support to Mauritanian national defence and security structures and...

NATO strengthens cooperation between intelligence and security community and Centres of Excellence
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NATO strengthens cooperation between intelligence and security community and Centres of Excellence

On  Thursday, 24 June 2021, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence Major General Jürgen Brötz hosted the second annual meeting between intelligence and security related Centres of Excellence (COEs) and NATO’s intelligence and security community. They discussed strengthening cooperation, with a focus on education and training opportunities. The online meeting contributed to the further strengthening...

U.S. Navy Takes Command Of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1
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U.S. Navy Takes Command Of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1

For the first time, the U.S. assumed command of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) during a change of command ceremony held onboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and via video teleconference on June 19, 2021. U.S. Sixth Fleet Public Affairs press release U.S. Navy Capt. Sam Brasfield relieved Dutch Cmdr. Jan Wijchers of...

NSPA to support Takuba Task Force in Mali
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NSPA to support Takuba Task Force in Mali

LUXEMBOURG – The NATO Support and Procurement Organisation (NSPO) has signed a Framework Technical Arrangement with the Ministry of Armed Forces of the French Republic for the provision of services in Mali (Africa), in support of the Takuba Task Force. The support provision includes food and base services, engineering services, infrastructure maintenance, fuel services and...

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