Embaixatriz Glass Joins U.S. Service Members in Community Service Projects in Lisbon

On November 13, over thirty service men and women from the USS Harry S. Truman and USS Forrest Sherman and Embaixatriz Mary Glass participated in volunteer activities throughout Lisbon.  During their free time, the sailors emphasized the important values of citizen engagement and service. Service members from the USS Harry S. Truman conducted activities in ... Read More»

Ambassador Glass meets with Minister of National Defense Cravinho

Today, U.S. Ambassador George Glass held his first meeting with Minister of National Defense João Gomes Cravinho.  The Ambassador congratulated the Minister on his new position and pledged to work closely with him to further strengthen our security relationship.  The Ambassador welcomed the Portuguese military’s active participation in important NATO, EU, and UN missions around ... Read More»

USS Ross in Lisbon for the 700th anniversary of the Portuguese Navy

On December 11th and 12th, 2017 the U.S. Navy Destroyer, USS Ross, hosted U.S. Ambassador George Glass and his wife Mrs. Mary Glass as well as visits from high school and university students, and their teachers.  USS Ross is an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer (DDG 71) from the U.S. Navy and can operate in any ... Read More»

United States Forest Service Experts in Portugal

United States Forest Service ( USFS ) experts will be visiting Portugal this week, as part of the U.S. Embassy’s continued efforts to support Portugal in the aftermath of the wildfires that hit Portugal this summer. With its elite wildland firefighting team and the world’s largest forestry research organization, the USFS aims to sustain the health, ... Read More»

Admiral says new NATO “Hub” to address challenges to the South

U.S. Embassy, Lisbon – Admiral Michelle Howard, commander Allied Joint Force Command Naples, discussed key aspects of the recently-opened NATO Strategic Direction South Hub with Ambassador George Glass, Chief of the Portuguese Navy, Admiral António Manuel Fernandes da Silva Ribeiro, and various other political and military guests here today. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced ... Read More»

Commandant of the Marine Corps Highlights Strength of U.S.-Portuguese Military Ties

General Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, visited Portugal on October 3, 2017 to meet with Portuguese military leaders and attend briefings with the staff Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) in Lisbon.  During his trip, he met with the Chief of the Portuguese Navy, Admiral António Manuel Fernandes da Silva ... Read More»

U.S. Army, Marines, Indiana and Wyoming National Guard Participate in Portuguese Army exercise ORION 17

More than 200 soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and U.S. Marines of the SPMAGTF-CR-AF (Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Africa), as well as the Indiana Army National Guard Long Range Surveillance Company and airmen and C-130s from the Wyoming Air National Guard, ... Read More»

Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS Visits Lisbon

Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, LTG (ret) Terry Wolff visited Lisbon on May 14-16, 2017, and met with government officials, and delivered remarks at two different events on the Coalition’s efforts to defeat ISIS. At Georgetown Club Portugal’s Annual Meeting on May 15, jointly organized with the U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Chargé’s Attendance at Exercise Real Thaw 2017 DV Day

The U.S. Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa participated in the REAL THAW 17 Open Exercise Day held at Beja Airbase, Portugal on March 14.  Chargé Mustafa attended a briefing on the exercise, visited with Portuguese military leadership and U.S. troops, and viewed a demonstration of the simulated exercise. REAL THAW is an annual Portuguese Air ... Read More»

U.S. Armed Forces participate in annual REAL THAW Exercise

U.S. military personnel will participate in REAL THAW 17, a Portuguese-led, large joint and combined forces exercise, which will take place from March 5 to 17, 2017 in Beja, Portugal.  REAL THAW 17 will develop and integrate realistic interoperability tasks both in the air and on the ground between multinational units. Aside from Portugal and ... Read More»

Signing of the U.S.-Portugal Aeronautical and Maritime SAR Agreement

Ambassador Sherman and Defense Minister José Alberto Azeredo Lopes met January 19 at São Julião Fort in Oeiras to discuss the full spectrum of the U.S.-Portugal bilateral security and defense agenda.  At the conclusion of the meeting, Sherman and Azeredo Lopes signed the Agreement between the United States of America and the Portuguese Republic on ... Read More»

Ambassador Sherman visits NRP Arpão

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert A. Sherman visited the Portuguese submarine NRP (Navio da República Portuguesa) Arpão on January 11, 2017 in one of his final official engagements with the Portuguese military.  The Ambassador’s video with the Portuguese Fuzileiros went viral after the Portuguese won the Euro Cup in 2016, but this visit with the ... Read More»
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