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Air Force Lieutenant General Steve Shepro, Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee retires from the US Air Force in unique ceremony at NATO Headquarters

1 week 5 days ago
Lt Gen Steven Shepro, three-star US Air Force General Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, held his retirement ceremony today 6 September 2019 at NATO Headquarters, Belgium. The ceremony was presided over by General Tod Wolters, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), with Deputy Secretary General (DSG) Rose Gottemoeller and Chairman of the NATO Military Committee (CMC), Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach delivering opening remarks.

NATO Deputy Secretary General to visit Sweden

1 week 5 days ago
On 9 and 10 September 2019, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, will travel to Stockholm. She will have meetings with the Minister of Defence, Mr. Peter Hultqvist, the State Secretary, Ms. Annika Söder, and the Director-General of the Ministry of Defence, Ms. Maria Diamant.

Statement by NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu

2 weeks ago
We welcome that the Ukrainian sailors seized by Russia last November are finally back home, as well as the film-maker Oleg Sentsov. This is a step in the right direction. NATO continues to call on Russia to fulfil all its obligations under the Minsk Agreements, including the release of all prisoners.

NATO navies arrive in Halifax for Cutlass Fury, largest such naval exercise in decades

2 weeks 1 day ago
Around 2,800 sailors and airmen from eight nations are gathering in Halifax on Friday (6 September 2019) for Cutlass Fury 2019 – the largest Canadian-led naval exercise to take place off Canada’s east coast in decades. The eleven-day exercise will begin on Monday, bringing together 20 ships and 36 aircraft in the waters off Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Training will include air defence, defence against attack from enemy navy vessels, air-to-air combat and defence against submarines.

NATO Deputy Secretary General to visit Norway

2 weeks 1 day ago
On Monday, 9 September 2019, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, will travel to Norway. She will deliver a speech at the University of Oslo on “NATO Nuclear Policy in a Post-INF World” and will also participate in a roundtable discussion hosted by the University with academics and representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence.

Senior NATO Official visits Israel to discuss current and future cooperation

2 weeks 2 days ago
Camille Grand, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, has just concluded a visit to Israel. Over the last two days (3-4 September), he met with Israeli officials in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, to discuss the ongoing practical cooperation between NATO and Israel, and exchange views on the current situation in the Mediterranean region.

Secretary General: The Republic of Moldova is a close partner to NATO

2 weeks 2 days ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the President of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon to NATO Headquarters in Brussels for talks on Thursday (5 September 2019). Mr. Stoltenberg highlighted how the partnership between NATO and Moldova has grown over more than 25 years and that the Alliance continues to help Moldova build strong institutions and good governance. The Secretary General said that while working together closely, NATO fully respects Moldova’s constitutional neutrality and fully supports its independence and its sovereignty.

Over 40 ships begin exercise Northern Coasts in the Baltic Sea

2 weeks 4 days ago
Around 3,000 troops and more than 40 vessels from 18 nations are taking part in the annual Northern Coasts naval exercise that starts on 3 September in Copenhagen harbour. Northern Coasts will take place near the Danish straits connecting the Baltic Sea to the North Sea, as well as between Kiel and Bornholm. It will run until 19 September.

NATO Deputy Secretary General discusses climate change and defence in Helsinki

3 weeks 2 days ago
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller visited Helsinki on Thursday (29 August 2019) to participate in an informal meeting of EU Defence Ministers. At a working session on climate change and defence, the Deputy Secretary General noted that climate change affects the security of Allied and partner nations. She outlined five ways in which NATO is tackling climate change – through strategic analysis; support for scientific cooperation; enhancing energy efficiency and environmental protection in the military; building resilience to natural disasters; and capability planning.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo celebrates NATO’s 70th Anniversary

3 weeks 5 days ago
On Friday 23rd August 2019, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach and the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Tod Wolters attended the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The 69th edition was held under the theme “Kaleidoscope” with International performers from China, New Zealand, Africa, Europe and The Caribbean.
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