Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==History== [[File:NRP Corte-Real (F332) and TCG Gelibolu (F-493) - 2008.jpg|thumb|right|Portuguese frigate [[Vasco da Gama class frigate|''NRP Corte Real'' (F332)]] and Turkish frigate [[G class frigate|''TCG Gelibolu'' (F493)]], participating in SNMG-2 during ''Phoenix Express'' (PE 08).]] Standing Naval Force Mediterranean (STANAVFORMED) was activated on 30 April 1992, in Naples, Italy. STANAVFORMED was the successor to the NATO Naval On-Call Force Mediterranean (NAVOCFORMED) - which had been periodically activated for more than 20 years. During the 1990s, STANAVFORMED was heavily involved in [[Operation Sharp Guard]], the maritime embargo in the Adriatic Sea. On 6 October 2001, STANAVFORMED deployed to the Eastern Mediterranean in support of [[Operation Active Endeavour]], NATO's maritime contribution to the fight against terrorism. Although Task Force Endeavour is now made up of dedicated assets, the two SNMGs routinely "surge" to provide additional assets to the operation. When not directly supporting operations, the force conducts a rigorous plan of exercises, maneuvers and port visits. The Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) assumed the current denomination on 1 January 2005, when new names and missions were allocated to NATO's maritime Immediate Reaction Forces, to make them part of the NRF. When not required for specific NRF tasks, the NATO Standing Naval Groups will be carrying out the same activities as they have been doing under their old names. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Military Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Standing_NATO_Maritime_Group_2"