Lithuania takes command of NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group

Thursday morning, German Navy Commander Gunther Brassel handed over command of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) to Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas during a brief ceremony conducted by NATO Allied Maritime Command’s Deputy Chief of Staff Submarines, Rear Admiral Robert Kamensky.
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