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Moelders and FGS Niedersachsen in the background

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 15, 2013)The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and German frigate FGS Hamburg (F220) conduct a replenishment-at-sea in the Mediterranean Sea. Hamburg is deployed with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group. Eisenhower is operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Schneider

Italian Navy taking part in NATO maritime exercise Noble Justification which launched Oct 13 from Spanish Rota & Cartagena ports.14 NATO nations, participating with Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 commanded by Captain Giovanni Piegaja.Group, composed of Italian frigate ITS AVIERE,as flagship,& minehunters ESPS DUERO (Spain),FGS HOMBURG (Germany),HMS Grimsby (UK),& TCG ERDEK (Turkey),represents opportunity for NATO to develop force integration & multinational inter-operability.

More "War Games" are taking place as reports indicate Six NATO warships arrived in the Black Sea on Wednesday to take part in exercises with the Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish navies, the Alliance’s Maritime Command (MARCOM) said in a statement. The assignment of the vessels is Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2), which is headed by US Rear Admiral Brad Williamson. SNMG2 currently consists of flagship US cruiser guided missile, the USS Vicksburg, as well as Canada’s HMCS Fredericton…

150515-N-IY633-006 NORTH SEA (May 15, 2015) – Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) German oiler FGS Spessart (A 1442), foreground, participates in a refueling at sea with SNMG2 flagship USS Vicksburg (CG 69).

During her recent port visit to Muscat, Oman, EU Naval Force warship, FGS Bayern, hosted passengers and crew from cruise liner, MS Europa, that was berthed close to her at the pier. The security situation off the Horn of Africa was a concern for the passengers and their visit to the German Navy frigate was an opportunity to inform them of what EU Naval Force is doing to counter the threat from piracy. The presence of EU Naval Force warships and maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft…

Over past week,Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 & French Navy’s CHARLES DE GAULLE Carrier Strike Group (TF 473) conducted exercises across Mediterranean. NMG2 currently comprised of flagship USS Vicksburg (CG 69), Turkish ship TCG Turgutreis (F 241), Canadian ship HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337), & German oiler FGS Spessart (A 1442) deployed in Mediterranean as NATO’s maritime force maintaining peace & stability in region.

Having concluded a successful port visit, Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) got underway on July 22 from Palma de Mallorca to support NATO’s Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR. The Group’s flagship German frigate FGS HAMBURG was joined in Palma by the Canadian frigate HMCS WINNIPEG, the Spanish frigate ESPS SANTA MARIA, and the Spanish supply ship ESPS CANTABRIA.

FGS Brandenburg (F 215), HNLMS De Ruyter (F 804) - Standing NATO Response Force Maritime Group 2 / SNMG-2. Trieste, Italy - February 2006.

On 2 November 2013 ships participating in exercise Steadfast Jazz 2013 left port of Gdynia,Poland to start main phase of Maritime Live Exercise.Force icomprised of Polish submarine ORP ‘Sokol’,Italian destroyer ITS Caio Duilio,Polish frigate ORP Kosciuszko & SNMCMG1 command ship ORP Czernicki & 7 minehunters:BNS Narcis(Belgium),ENS Admiral Cowan(Estonia),FGS Dillingen(Germany),HNLMS Makkum(Netherlands) & HNOMS Rauma(Norway),HMS Ledbury(UK)& ORP Czajka(Polish).Will also involve naval…