Part 2 of NATO Maritime Command's year in pictures for 2016.
2016 was a busy year for NATO Maritime Command.
Check out part 1 of NATO Maritime Command in pictures for 2016.
Watch as #NATO Allies and Partners take part in Operation Toy Drop 2016.
Commander of U.S. European Command, General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, recently travelled to #Ukraine to meet with key leaders, including the Ukrainian Minister of Defence.
Effective Jan. 1, Belgium and The Netherlands will take turns in ensuring the airspace over #Belgium, The #Netherlands and #Luxembourg is under #NATO control. Read more here:

NATO HQ Aircom | Belgium, Netherlands to take turns in policing BENELUX airspace
Video of Kosovo Force - KFOR CIMIC donating equipment to firefighters in Zubin Potok, in Northern #Kosovo.
Firefighters in Zubin Potok in northern #Kosovo have been the recipients of professional boots, helmets and gloves thanks to a donation by Kosovo Force - KFOR CIMIC. Read more here:

The Afghan National Army is getting a boost in funding thanks to #NATO Allies and Partners. Read more at the following:

NATO coalition commits $390 million for Afghan forces
The 1 German-Netherlands Corps is preparing to leave Poland following Exercise Ultimate Sword. The exercise is helping to prepare the Corps to eventually be on stand-by as #NATO's Joint Task Force HQ (Land). Read more here:

SHAPE | Exercise Ultimate Sword set to conclude in Poland
The Commander of NATO Maritime Command, Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone, looks back at 2016 and what to expect in the coming year.
Seasons Greetings from Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Curtis M. Scaparrotti and Allied Command Operations Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Command Sergeant Major Davor Petek.
On this day in SHAPE History, December 19, 1950 – The North Atlantic Council announces U.S. Army General Dwight D. Eisenhower will be the first Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
Thank you to the Royal Navy destroyer, HMS Duncan, for its contribution to Standing NATO Maritime Group 1.
Check out the HS ALIAKMON, currently with Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO - Snmcmg2, as it crosses the Corinthian Channel.
#NATO's Operation Ocean Shield wraps up off the coast of Somalia. There have been no successful hijackings by pirates since May 2012. Read more at the following:

NATO concludes successful counter-piracy mission
Allied Joint Force Command Naples - JFCNP Commander, Admiral Michelle J. Howard, meets with the Commander of Kosovo Force - KFOR for an update on operational and training activities as well as the security situation in the region. Read more here:

It's that time of the year. Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, took part in the annual tree lighting ceremony at SHAPE this week.
NATO Response Force (#NRF) Commanders establish close ties and discuss lessons learned at Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, as 2016 draws to a close.

NATO JFC Brunssum | NATO Response Force Commanders Meet at JFC Brunssum
Hundreds of men and women from across #Lithuania make up the ranks of the army reservists. Meet Remigijus, one of many Lithuanians ready to drop everything and respond when duty calls.

The Call of Duty: Lithuanian Reservists

Hundreds of men and women from across Lithuania make up the ranks of the army reservists, ready to drop everything and respond when their country calls. Lith...