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NATO ships exercise with Swedish Navy

NATO’s Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) participated in the Swedish-led naval exercise SWENEX, which wrapped up on Thursday (21 May 2020). The exercise, which ran for two weeks, took place in the waters of Skagerrak and the Baltic Sea.
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NATO senior military staff talks hosted by the EU counterparts

The Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (IMS), Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann (DGIMS) and, the Director General of the European Union Military Staff, Lieutenant General Esa Pulkkinen (EUMS) co-chaired the first NATO-EU bi-annual meeting this year on 19 May 2020. Due to the prevailing COVID-19 preventative measures, uniquely this conference was conducted by secure video-teleconference with a reduced number of participants in keeping with the social distancing requirements.
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Baltic Sea mine warfare drill concludes

The Baltic region’s biggest annual mine counter-measures exercise – named Open Spirit – concluded on Thursday (14 May 2020). The Baltic Sea still contains explosives dating from the Second World War, and over the course of the two-week exercise, NATO minehunters helped to find and defuse 32 legacy mines, making the Baltic Sea safer. The exercise involved ten ships from five Allies: Estonia, Germany, Latvia, the Netherlands, and Norway.
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Germany’s support for nuclear sharing is vital to protect peace and freedom - Op-ed article by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

This op-ed article was originally published by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on 11 May 2020.
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NATO Secretary General speaks with Georgian President Salome Zourabishvili

Speaking with the Georgian President Salome Zourabishvili in a teleconference on 5 May 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented challenge to NATO Allies and partners.
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Modified exercise Spring Storm kicks off in Estonia

Allied forces have kicked off live-fire training in Estonia, as part of the annual exercise Spring Storm. Led by Estonia, Spring Storm tests the integration between NATO troops and the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF), strengthening their ability in times of crisis. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s exercise is scaled down, with around 3,200 troops participating, compared to 9,000 last year.
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US destroyers conduct operations with NATO Allies in the Baltic and Black Seas

Two destroyers with the United States 6th Fleet are operating in the Baltic and Black Seas, demonstrating NATO's continued vigilance and commitment to deterrence and defence in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Maritime exercise Joint Warrior concludes

NORTHWOOD, United Kingdom - Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) participated in UK-led exercise Joint Warrior, wrapping up on Thursday. Usually one of the largest maritime exercises in the year, Joint Warrior in the United Kingdom (UK), has been de-scoped due to the worldwide Covid-19 outbreak. The exercise ran for two weeks, wrapping up on 9 April 2020.
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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 launches call for interns for 2021

As an international organisation, NATO is characterised by diversity. People from different backgrounds and cultures, work styles and ways of thinking work here. This is reflected in the Alliance’s internship programme, which offers opportunities in a variety of fields, including communications, finance, human resources, international relations, IT, law and political science. The 18th cycle of the programme opened on 30 March 2020 for placement in 2021. Each vacancy will be opened for four weeks.

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