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Meet Major Stephen Dicks, a chaplain deployed to Europe with the US 1st Cavalry Division

Major Stephen Dicks is 45 years old and serves in the 1st Cavalry Division Artillery of the United States Army. Based at Fort Hood, Texas, this division is one of the most decorated combat divisions of the US Army. But the major is not an artilleryman – he is a chaplain.
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NATO will defend itself (Article by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg published in Prospect)

The alliance will guard its cyber domain—and invoke collective defence if required.
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NATO ships start missile defence drill off Scotland

Ships from nine NATO countries are taking part in live-fire air and missile defence drills off the coast of Scotland from Tuesday (7 May 2019). Exercise Formidable Shield will take place at the United Kingdom’s Hebrides training range, in the Western Isles of Scotland and will run until 19 May. Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO will conduct the exercise on behalf of the US Navy.
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Italian jets to conduct NATO air policing over Romania

Four Italian Eurofighters are scheduled to deploy to Romania in early May, as part of NATO’s enhanced air policing mission. The jets will operate alongside the MiG-21s of their Romanian hosts. The air patrols will form an important part of the Alliance’s role to maintain security in the Black Sea region.
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Hungary to lead NATO's Baltic Air Policing, joined by UK and Spain

Hungary will lead NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission from May 2019, with JAS-39 Gripen fighter aircraft based at Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania. Spain will augment the mission with F-18s at Šiauliai, while the United Kingdom will deploy Eurofighter aircraft to Ämari Air Base in Estonia. This will be the 50th Baltic Air Policing deployment since 2004. NATO member countries have taken turns safeguarding Baltic airspace since Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined the Alliance in 2004.
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NATO battlegroup exercises in Lithuania

NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Lithuania began exercise Eager Leopard in Pabrade on Wednesday (17 April 2019). The exercise mobilises around 650 troops, including Czech, Dutch, German and Norwegian forces. It provides an opportunity for the battlegroup to enhance its readiness, testing its ability to deploy troops and equipment.
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NATO Foreign Ministers agree to enhance security in the Black Sea region

Meeting in Washington D.C. on Thursday (4 April 2019), NATO Foreign Ministers agreed a package of measures to improve NATO’s situational awareness in the Black Sea region and strengthen support for partners Georgia and Ukraine.
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Canadian Armed Forces sharpen cold weather skills above the Arctic Circle, alongside NATO Allies and partners

Canada’s Operation NANOOK-NUNALIVUT 2019 is wrapping up in northern Canada. Between 17 March and 1 April, around 500 personnel have been testing Arctic survival skills and logistics, including long-range patrols, ice diving, and creating landing strips on the sea ice.
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NATO helps Allies speed up sharing of weapons

On Wednesday (27 March 2019), Belgium successfully transferred 92 GPS-guidance kits for precision guided munitions (PGMs) to Denmark under a new and much accelerated process. The exchange conducted under the NATO multinational Air-to-Ground PGM project allowed the two Allies to bring down the required time for the transfer from months or weeks to days. This provides participants in the project with better options for re-supplying their own stockpiles of munitions in a conflict.
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Chairman of NATO Military Committee visits key UK strategic deterrent site

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, visited Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde at Faslane, Scotland, on Thursday and Friday (21 and 22 March 2019).

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