DVIDS – News – Commander U.S. 2nd Fleet Welcomes U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Zone and Canadian Armed Forces Joint Task Force Atlantic for 2021 Tripartite Staff Talks

NORFOLK, Va. (November 15, 2021) – The Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet (C2F) hosted the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area and Canadian Armed Forces Joint Task Force Atlantic for talks Tripartite Staff 2021, following Frontier Sentinel Live Exercise 2021, at C2F Headquarters aboard Naval Base (NSA) Hampton Roads, Nov. 15.

During staff talks, staff members discussed the many facets of the operation with our allies and partners in the Atlantic area of ​​operations and the provision of common and collective defense. of the motherland at a time of strategic competition. Frontier Sentinel 2021 also provided the opportunity to assess current and future capabilities during the 2021 tripartite staff talks.

“These staff talks, as well as these exercises, underscore the continued importance of interoperability in maintaining a stable, rules-based order in the Atlantic,” said Vice Admiral Daniel Dwyer , commander of the 2nd American fleet. “Our discussions now, in view of future operations with our allies and partners, ensure success in all areas of warfare above, over and below the Atlantic and Arctic areas of operations.”

Frontier Sentinel is an annual exercise between the three organizations which is the penultimate activity to ensure the ability of tripartite commands and tactical assets to work together. It places particular emphasis on highlighting challenges to interoperability and identifying solutions. Frontier Sentinel 21 was a live exercise based on feedback from last year’s tabletop exercise and discussions that took place during tripartite staff talks in 2020.

“The importance of the relationship between our three organizations, our ability to easily communicate and coordinate our common priorities and our ability to respond to emerging issues off the east coast of North America cannot be underestimated” said Royal Canadian Navy Rear Admiral Brian. Santarpia, commander of Joint Task Force Atlantic. “Our collective defense of North America is essential to ensuring our mutual sovereignty and security.

Other topics of discussion during staff talks included operations and planning, information sharing and communication, and public affairs. Staff described the strategic and collective defense of North America in the Atlantic and Arctic. Discussions highlighted how the Integrated Battlespace will shape future training evolutions and exercises, as well as the roles each side would play in supporting each other.

“I am very pleased with the continued partnerships that the three parties foster. The continued collaboration between the US Navy’s 2nd Fleet, Canadian Joint Task Force Atlantic and Coast Guard Atlantic strengthens our interoperability and rapid responses to a wide variety of issues. facing our two nations in the North Atlantic, “said Vice Admiral Steven Poulin, Commander Atlantic Coast Guard.” Let the challenge be defense readiness, search and rescue, or emerging maritime threats, cooperation between the three member parties serves to ensure the well-being and security of our respective nations. “

The U.S. 2nd Fleet, reestablished in 2018 in response to the changing global security environment, develops and employs combat-ready maritime forces in multiple areas of the Atlantic and Arctic to ensure the access, deter aggression and defend the interests of the United States, allies and partners.

For more information on US 2nd Fleet, visit https://www.c2f.navy.mil/ and for more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/US2ndFleet/ or http: // twitter. com / US2ndFleet.

Date taken: 15.11.2021
Date posted: 16.11.2021 13:10
Story ID: 409353
Site: NORFOLK, Virginia, United States

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