In Photos: Operation REASSURANCE

Commodore Josée Kurtz, Commander of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (left), speaks with her Flag Lieutenant Stephanie Bengle (right) during their visit on board Spanish ship ESPS PATIÑO during Operation REASSURANCE, Oct. 23.

In Photos: Operation REASSURANCE

A crewmember on board HMCS Halifax, Flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2, stands lookout during their transit off the Spanish coast during Exercise DYNAMIC MARINER as part of Operation REASSURANCE on Oct. 16.

In Photos: HMCS Ottawa

Sergeant Daniel Jacklin and Leading Seaman Henry Smith prepare the Zodiac for a man overboard exercise on board HMCS Ottawa during Operations PROJECTION and NEON on Oct. 28.

In Photos: Operation REASSURANCE

Navigation Officer Lt(N) Joshua Askett takes a bearing as HMCS Halifax approaches Spanish ship Esps Patiño (centre), and Esps Blas De Lezo (left) for a replenishment at sea during Exercise DYNAMIC MARINER on Oct. 16.

In Photos: HMCS Ottawa

Leading Seaman Erik Sukstorf cleans the barrel of the Close-In-Weapons-System (CWIS) as part of post-fire maintenance on board HMCS Ottawa during Operations PROJECTION and NEON on Oct. 28.

In Photos: HMCS Ottawa

Able Seaman Matt Trybuch cleans the barrel of the .57-millimeter gun as part of pre-fire maintenance on board HMCS Ottawa during Operations PROJECTION and NEON on Oct. 28.

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