According to Lincoln's battle group
commander, NFN will help deploying forces get the most out of current investments in command and control capabilities.
The warships on Friday took part in a one-day ''passing exercise'' together with the Carl Vinson carrier battle group
in the South China Sea, the 7th Fleet said, without specifying the exact location.
Lieutenant Colonel David Wakefield, spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said: "The patrol he was on was part of ongoing operations by the 3 Rifles Battle Group
to expand the area of security around the District Centre, when he was shot and killed.
The attacks, which lasted from 12 to 72 hours, were known as "shaping operations" as they allowed the battle group
to talk to locals and undermine the insurgents' capability in the area they would later secure during Operation Moshtarak.
As the squadron operations officer, I had been tasked by the air wing to fly our battle group
commander (a naval flight officer) in our new mission-computer-upgrade Hawkeye.
The Ministry of Defence refused to comment on reports that Pakistan was unwilling to let the British battle group
land in Karachi because of fears that their presence would inflame extremism.
Both soldiers were part of the 3RCR Battle Group
, and at the time of their death they were mounting a foot patrol in the vicinity of Shah Wali Kowt.
However, there's really only one reason to send the Stennis, and that is in case offensive operations begin, in which case an additional carrier battle group
can provide a tremendous increase in firepower.
And while he admitted that iridium phones were in short supply within the battle group
, he fiercely denied any assertion that they were being reserved for the Parachute Regiment.
The US 24th Marine Expeditionary Force will have ``tactical control'' of the battle group
in order to ensure its movements are coordinated with the Americans.
Being part of the Constellation battle group
gave us the opportunity to land on 23 different coalition warships, including Australian, British and Spanish vessels.
For most it will be a final opportunity to put to sea with a complete battle group