French Military Deploys to Estonia

03/29/2017: Three hundred French troops are deploying to Estonia to help support NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence. Fifty personnel have already arrived in country along with various French army vehicles. Vehicles and other military equipment reached the training base in Tapa where the French will be based. The soldiers will form part…

RAAF Mentoring in Afghanistan

03/08/2017: Ten Royal Australian Air Force members are embedded at Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air (TAAC-Air) providing mentoring support to their Afghan Air Force counterparts in Kabul, Afghanistan. Around 270 personnel for the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Air Force and Defence civilians are deployed on…

Sec Def Mattis at Munich Security Conference

02/20/2016: Opening Statement Munich Security Conference Friday February 17, 2017 Good afternoon and thank you Madam Minister. Your words remind me of the legacy now shared on both sides of the Atlantic – a legacy of freedom, of friendship, and a trusted Alliance. With the ingrained respect that two democracies share…

Danish Air Force and the Counter-Piracy Mission

12/15/2016: NATO’s last counter-piracy surveillance aircraft is flying her final mission, as part of Operation Ocean Shield. The Royal Danish Air Force crew of a Challenger surveillance aircraft tells us how much the coast of Somalia has changed since the height of pirate activity in the Horn of Africa. The mission…

Finnish President’s First Visit to NATO

11/14/2016: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Finnish President Sauli Niinistö to NATO Headquarters for the first time on Wednesday (9 November 2016). The two leaders discussed the security situation in the Baltic region and how to deepen NATO’s close partnership with Finland. Credit Video: NATO Channel

The Baltic Sea and World War II Munitions: Focusing on a Cleanup

11/08/2016: An international team of scientists working on the multi-year research project ‘Towards the Monitoring of Dumped Munitions Threat’ (MODUM), supported by NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Program have been mapping the ocean floor, locating and monitoring munitions dump sites in the Baltic Sea. The variety of chemical weapons…

U.S. Marines In the Baltics

11/05/2016: U.S. Marines participate in force-on-force training during Exercise Silver Arrow 2016 at Adazi Military Base in Latvia, Oct. 27, 2016. Silver Arrow is a multinational annual exercise designed to expedite NATO’s response time during conflict and increase collective defense capabilities amongst nations. ADAZI, LATVIA 10/27/2016 U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe…