Maintaining Lethality

03/06/2019
Regionally allocated forces conduct maintenance regularly to maintain readiness and lethality, and participate in future training exercises with partners and allies. AHB recently began a rotation in Romania to support Atlantic Resolve, a joint NATO commitment to build readiness and enhance the bond between ally and partner nations through multinational…

RAAF Working with Afghan Air Force

09/05/2018
A contingent of Australian advisors is embedded within Train Advise Assist Command – Air (TAAC-Air) at Forward Operating Base Oqab in Kabul, Afghanistan. The mission of TAAC-Air is to support Afghan Air Force counterparts to develop a professional, capable and sustainable Air Force.  The ADF members of TAAC-Air work alongside…

NATO Air Patrols in Montenegro

07/07/2018
NATO Allies Italy and Greece have begun air patrols over Montenegro on 5 June 2018. Montenegro joined NATO in June last year. As the country does not have its own fighter planes, it has asked Allies to help secure its airspace.  NATO air policing missions protect the skies of those…

USS Ross Departs Souda Bay

01/13/2016
01/13/2016: SOUDA BAY, Greece (Jan. 10, 2016) USS Ross (DDG 71) prepares to pull out of Souda Bay, Greece Jan. 10, 2016. Ross, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national…

Greece: A Harsh Balancing Act

09/07/2010
The Greek Economic Crisis And Defense Budget Cuts: A Question of Balance By Harry Syringas hs@sldinfo.com Greece’s economic crisis and recent bailout have called for budget cuts across the board, including in its defense budget. Hence, given the fact that major arm suppliers of Greece, like Germany, demand reduction in…