Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Portugal

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo led the first bilateral Secretary of State visit to Portugal since 2008 on December 4-5.  His meetings with the Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa, Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva, and Defense Minister João Cravinho affirmed our strong alliance and partnership with our NATO co-founder and host of our 65th Air Base Group in the Azores. ... Read More»

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»

Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) in Portugal

The Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, visited Portugal on February 2, 2018. The General was received by the Portuguese Minister of Defence, Professor Doutor Azeredo Lopes, and the Chief of General Staff of the Portuguese Armed Forces, General Artur Pina Monteiro. Minister Azeredo Lopes, his director of Policy Nuno Pinheiro Torres, ... 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»

The Chargé at the Estoril Political Forum

On June 28, Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa attended the 2017 Estoril Political Forum, which celebrated the 25th anniversary of the International Meeting in Political Studies and the 20th anniversary of the Catholic University’s Institute for Political Studies.  The Chargé was honored to chair the George Washington Memorial Lunch at the conference, during which she was ... 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. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Admiral Michelle Howard Visits Lisbon

Admiral Michelle Howard, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and Commander of the Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy, visited Lisbon on July 19, and met with U.S. and Portuguese leaders, received briefings on the current state of military affairs in Portugal, and also participated in the NATO Maritime Expeditionary Operations Conference in Oeiras. ... Read More»

U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Visits Portugal

U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited Portugal, stopping in the Azores and Lisbon, for two full days of meetings with Portuguese defense leadership, July 11-12. During the visit they discussed the U.S. continued commitment to maintaining Lajes Field, the transfer of F-16 aircraft to NATO partners, exchanged ideas and concerns on ... Read More»
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