Operation Rapid Forge Concludes Forward Deployments to the Baltics and Poland

Thursday, July 25 Operation Rapid Forge, run out of Spangdahlem Air Base (AB) in Germany from July 8-25, completed forward deployments to host nation bases in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland today.  Through the European Deterrence Initiative (EDI) funding and under United States Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa (USAFE) leadership, Operation Rapid Forge increases …

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NASA and American Society for Microbiology Mentorship Launches STEAM Camp Forward

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Representatives from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) arrive in Tallinn this week to support the Women in Science (WiSci) STEAM Camp for Girls.  WiSci is a public-private partnership between the Department of State, the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up initiative, Intel, Google, …

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Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force Visits Estonia, Extends Congratulations

Thursday, July 11 General David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, will visit Estonia July 13-14 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Estonian Air Force.  During his visit, he will meet with leadership from the Ministry of Defense and Estonian Defense Forces, and will attend the air …

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Joint Statement on the Third U.S.-Estonia Cyber Dialogue

Media Note U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokeperson JUNE 7, 2019 The following statement was released by the Government of the United States of America and the Republic of Estonia. Cybersecurity policymakers from the United States and Estonia convened for their third bilateral cybersecurity consultation in Tallinn, June 7, 2019, to affirm their …

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Estonia, U.S. Work Together to Combat Mines

Wednesday, June 26 The U.S. European Command (EUCOM) Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) Program donated diving equipment to the Estonian Rescue Board and conducted a series of diver trainings throughout June 2019. U.S. Navy Divers from the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) were deployed June 2-16 as part of the EUCOM HMA Program to complete a …

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U.S. Marines Visit Local Communities in Advance of NATO Exercise, BALTOPS

Estonian civil defense students learn first aid from U.S. Marines Thursday, May 30 U.S. Marines arrived in Tallinn May 25 ahead of the 47th annual maritime exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS). These service members will visit local schools and take part in community engagements across Estonia, giving demonstrations in first aid, orienteering, and teamwork. BALTOPS is …

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U.S. Embassy Hosts an Expert Exchange on Ending HIV/AIDS Transmission in the Region

Tuesday, May 21st The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn is bringing together experts representing Estonia, Russia, Latvia, Finland, the United States, and the World Health Organization (WHO) from May 23 to 24 in Narva to discuss best practices in ending the transmission of HIV/AIDS as well as its intersection with opioid abuse in the Baltic Sea …

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Assistant Secretary of Defense Reaffirms U.S. Military Commitment to Estonia

Monday, May 20th U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans and Capabilities Dr. James H. Anderson visited Estonia May 16 – 18 in order to meet with Ministry of Defense and Estonian Defense Forces’ leadership and discuss opportunities to deepen the U.S.-Estonia defense relationship.  The Assistant Secretary’s visit underscored the United States’ ironclad commitment …

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NATO at Seventy: Standing the Test of Time, Adapting to an Ever-Changing World

By Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Horst April 4, 2019 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the most successful alliance in history. Over the past 70 years, NATO has helped to create the most secure, stable, and prosperous period in its members’ history. From deterring the Soviet Union during the Cold War to countering the hybrid …

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Press Release: F-15 and KC-135 Presence in Estonia

F-15 and KC-135 Presence in Estonia Highlights Capabilities, Demonstrates U.S. Commitment to Allies & Partners This week, Ämari Airbase hosts several F-15E Strike Eagles from the 492nd Fighter Squadron from RAF Lakenheath and KC-135 stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing from RAF Mildenhall, England. On hosting these KC-135 refueling tankers and F-15E aircraft in Estonia, U.S. …

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Press Release: USS Winston S. Churchill Arrives in Tallinn

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that an American Navy ship – the USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (DDG 81) – pulled into Muuga harbor on July 23.  Routine port calls such as these strengthen the relationship between Estonia and the U.S. and help to maintain a safe and secure maritime environment.  This port visit also …

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A Declaration to Celebrate 100 Years of Independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2018 A Declaration to Celebrate 100 Years of Independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and Renewed Partnership   The United States of America, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, and the Republic of Lithuania, Commemorating the centennial anniversary of independence of …

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President Donald J. Trump’s Support for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2018 “We are very protective of [the Baltic] region… We have great friends there.” – President Donald J. Trump BOOSTING DEFENSE AND SECURITY COOPERATION: President Donald J. Trump supports strengthening efforts to enhance the defense and security of our Baltic NATO Allies. …

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Press Release: American Cellist Ian Maksin to Play Free Concerts in Several Locations in Estonia

March 21, 2018 On March 26-30, internationally renowned U.S. cellist Ian Maksin will perform with concerts in Estonia.  Free concerts in five Estonian cities will feature classical music, works by Estonian, Russian, and American composers, as well as widely familiar pop-music. Ian Maksin has been described as one of the most versatile, talented, and innovative musicians …

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Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea Meets With Estonian Counterparts

March 7, 2018 Press release: Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea meets with Estonian Counterparts on Countering Threats to the International Financial System On March 6 and 7, Department of the Treasury’s Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea met with his Estonian government and private sector counterparts regarding the continued threats to the …

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Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with the Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 6, 2018 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Tillerson engaged his counterparts from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in a productive discussion Monday. The four NATO Allies agreed to deepen their cooperation to combat Russia’s disinformation efforts and malicious cyber activity. They discussed strategies to …

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Press Release: 2017 Transatlantic Business Awards

November 3, 2017 Today in Tallinn at the 2017 Transatlantic Business Awards, Testlio was named the inaugural Transatlantic Company of the Year award for its success bringing innovative software testing solutions to the competitive U.S. market.  The Harry and Reba Huge Foundation was selected as Transatlantic Promoter of the Year in recognizing of its achievement in advancing entrepreneurship and …

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Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence at Estonian Defense Forces Headquarters

President Kaljulaid, President Vejonis, President Grybauskaitė, General Terras, Colonel Ridland, Members of the armed forces of the United States of America, Members of the armed forces of Estonia, the United Kingdom and France, it is my great honor to be here at the Defense Forces Headquarters of the great nation of Estonia.

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Remarks my Vice President Mike Pence at a Joint Press Availability with Baltic Leaders

President Kaljulaid, thank you for your warm welcome and the hospitality you have shown to me and my family.  And to you, to President Vējonis, and, to President Grybauskaitė, it is an honor to be with you today with the leaders of the Baltic States.

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4th of July Reception Remarks by Ambassador James D. Melville, Jr.

  Ministers, fellow ambassadors, your Excellencies, dear friends and guests – welcome! Tere tulemast, sõbrad! First, I’d like to start by thanking all of our sponsors! Without your generosity and support, this event would not be possible. I’d like to thank Omar Torrez and his wonderful band, for providing such great entertainment! And thank you, …

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Press Release: F-35As Deploy to Estonia for the First Time

April 25, 2017 – Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft and approximately 20 supporting Airmen arrived today at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The F-35As are participating in their first-ever training deployment to Europe.  The aircraft and total force Airmen and are from the 34th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, and …

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Press Release: USG and Estonian Competition Authority Host Cybersecurity Workshop for Utility Regulators

From March 30-31, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the U.S. National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) conducted the second technical workshop on cybersecurity for Black Sea electric utility regulators in Tallinn, Estonia.  The workshop was hosted by the Estonian Competition Authority, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy …

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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Occasion of Estonia’s National Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON February 22, 2017 On the Occasion of Estonia’s National Day On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate the people of Estonia on the 99th anniversary of the founding of your republic. Your achievements in advancing democratic values, …

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Signing of Defense Cooperation Agreement – Remarks by Ambassador James D. Melville

January 17, 2017 Tallinn, Estonia It’s a real honor and pleasure to be here this morning. First of all, I’d like to compliment you and the excellent team of colleagues you have at the ministry for the way we were able to work together in finalizing this next step in our defense cooperation. Today’s signing …

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ERI Construction Ribbon Cutting – Remarks by Ambassador James D. Melville

December 15, 2016, Tapa, Estonia Ambassador Bubbear, Major General Gronski, Brigadier General Sirel, honorable guests and friends, it is a pleasure to be with you this afternoon to officially mark the completion of infrastructure improvements overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Through the hard work of the many men and women, Estonians and …

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U.S. Congressional Delegation led by Senator John McCain to Visit Estonia

A delegation of U.S. Senators led by Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will visit Estonia December 27- 28. The delegation will include Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).  The delegation will meet President Kersti Kaljulaid, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and other officials to …

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Remarks by President Obama and President Ilves of Estonia in Joint Press Conference

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release  September 3, 2014 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT ILVES OF ESTONIA IN JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE Bank of Estonia Tallinn, Estonia 11:59 A.M. EEST      PRESIDENT ILVES:  Good morning.  To begin with, I’d like to welcome President Obama to Estonia.  It is a genuine …

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