NATO Maritime Operations: SECGEN, SACEUR Embark Truman
NORTH SEA – The NATO Secretary General (SECGEN) and the NATO Maritime Allied Commander joined the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) Oct. 12 to meet with USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Sailors and observe at-sea flight operations .
181012-N-XS424-0228 NORTH SEA (Oct. 12, 2018) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenburg, left, and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Gen. Mike Scaparrotti speak at a press conference in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Currently operating in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations, Harry S. Truman will continue to foster cooperation with regional allies and partners, strengthen regional stability, and remain vigilant, agile and dynamic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Elliott/Released)
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Photo 1 of 3: 181012-N-XS424-0228 NORTH SEA (Oct. 12, 2018) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenburg, left, and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Gen. Mike Scaparrotti speak at a press conference in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Currently operating in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations, Harry S. Truman will continue to foster cooperation with regional allies and partners, strengthen regional stability, and remain vigilant, agile and dynamic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Elliott/Released) Download full-resolution version
181012-N-XS424-0069 NORTH SEA (Oct. 12, 2018) Commander, Carrier Strike Group 8, Rear Adm. Gene Black, left, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenburg speak during a visit in the in-port cabin aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Currently operating in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations, Harry S. Truman will continue to foster cooperation with regional allies and partners, strengthen regional stability, and remain vigilant, agile and dynamic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Elliott/Released)
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Photo 2 of 3: 181012-N-XS424-0069 NORTH SEA (Oct. 12, 2018) Commander, Carrier Strike Group 8, Rear Adm. Gene Black, left, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenburg speak during a visit in the in-port cabin aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Currently operating in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations, Harry S. Truman will continue to foster cooperation with regional allies and partners, strengthen regional stability, and remain vigilant, agile and dynamic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Elliott/Released) Download full-resolution version
181012-N-EA818-0464 NORTH SEA (Oct. 12, 2018) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenburg, center, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Gen. Mike Scaparotti, left, and Commander, Carrier Strike Group 8, Rear Adm. Gene Black observe flight operations on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Currently operating in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations, Harry S. Truman will continue to foster cooperation with regional allies and partners, strengthen regional stability, and remain vigilant, agile and dynamic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley/Released)
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Photo 3 of 3: 181012-N-EA818-0464 NORTH SEA (Oct. 12, 2018) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenburg, center, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Gen. Mike Scaparotti, left, and Commander, Carrier Strike Group 8, Rear Adm. Gene Black observe flight operations on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Currently operating in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations, Harry S. Truman will continue to foster cooperation with regional allies and partners, strengthen regional stability, and remain vigilant, agile and dynamic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley/Released) Download full-resolution version
181012-N-XS424-0228 NORTH SEA (Oct. 12, 2018) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenburg, left, and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Gen. Mike Scaparrotti speak at a press conference in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Currently operating in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations, Harry S. Truman will continue to foster cooperation with regional allies and partners, strengthen regional stability, and remain vigilant, agile and dynamic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Elliott/Released)
181012-N-XS424-0069 NORTH SEA (Oct. 12, 2018) Commander, Carrier Strike Group 8, Rear Adm. Gene Black, left, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenburg speak during a visit in the in-port cabin aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Currently operating in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations, Harry S. Truman will continue to foster cooperation with regional allies and partners, strengthen regional stability, and remain vigilant, agile and dynamic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Elliott/Released)
181012-N-EA818-0464 NORTH SEA (Oct. 12, 2018) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenburg, center, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Gen. Mike Scaparotti, left, and Commander, Carrier Strike Group 8, Rear Adm. Gene Black observe flight operations on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Currently operating in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations, Harry S. Truman will continue to foster cooperation with regional allies and partners, strengthen regional stability, and remain vigilant, agile and dynamic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley/Released)

NORTH SEA – The NATO Secretary General (SECGEN) and the NATO Maritime Allied Commander joined the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) Oct. 12 to meet with USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Sailors and observe at-sea flight operations .

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Vice Adm. Clive Johnstone and General Mike Scaparrotti were accompanied by 28 other distinguished guests and media to witness first-hand one of the U.S. Navy’s largest carrier strike groups operate jointly with NATO counterparts across the North Atlantic region.

“The [Harry S. Truman] brings a tremendous array of power to the security of the alliance as demonstrated today,” said Scaparrotti. “Harry Truman was the U.S. President during the establishment of NATO some 70 years ago. President Truman famously said that ‘We are not only seeking to establish freedom from aggression and from the use of force in the North Atlantic community, but we are also actively striving to promote and preserve peace throughout the world.’ These are words that well reflect NATO's goals today.”

The Danish support ship HDMS Esbern Snare (L17), the Norwegian frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad (F313) and the Portuguese frigate NRP Corte-Real (F332), alongside ships and aircraft of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG), conducted air and surface operations as part of a combined exercise.

Following the operations, the Secretary General and SACEUR held a press conference in Harry S Truman’s hangar bay as the Esbern Snare sailed within 500 yards of the aircraft carrier.

“Thank you Captain Dienna and the crew of the USS Harry S. Truman for hosting us all today,” said Secretary General Stotlenberg. “This ship embodies the naval power of the United States, and its presence [here] demonstrates the strong commitment of the United States to our transatlantic bond.”

The U.S. Navy will further showcase its commitment when it joins nearly sixty other ships from across the Alliance for NATO’s biggest exercise in over 30 years – Trident Juncture 2018.

Currently operating in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations, Harry S. Truman will continue to foster cooperation with regional allies and partners, strengthen regional stability, and remain vigilant, agile and dynamic.

For more information, visit http://www.navy.mil/, http://www.facebook.com/usnavy/, or http://www.twitter.com/usnavy/.

For more news from USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), visit http://www.navy.mil/local/cvn75/.

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