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NATO SECGEN VISIT5thumbThis special edition of the Three Swords News "Spotlight" includes an exclusive interview with the NATO Secretary General, Mr Jens Stoltenberg. The interview was conducted on 12 October 2015.

QX0A8365 natosecgen thumbnailThe NATO Secretary General Mr Jens Stoltenberg paid a visit to NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre on Monday, 12 October 2015.

Mr Stoltenberg was in Stavanger today on the occasion of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s 61st Annual Session where he addressed the parliamentarians arriving from 28 NATO member countries as well as delegates from partner countries.

QX0A8008 cax edited smallthumbItalian Rear Admiral Francesco Covella, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations from the Headquarters Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) visited the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Thursday, 8 October.

secgen natopa1On Monday, 12 October 2015, the NATO Secretary General Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will deliver a keynote speech at the 61 Plenary Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Stavanger, Norway.

TRJE15 thumbnailThe largest and most ambitious NATO exercise in over a decade, TRIDENT JUNCTURE 15, kicked off at Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Saturday, 3 October.

QX0A7713 websiteIn order to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of German reunification, the German Senior National Representative, Colonel Peter M. Baierl and the German contingent based in Stavanger, Norway, hosted a festive reception on 3 October for all JWC staff, represented by 16 Nations, and their families.

Interview SACT sep17 thumbnailThis special edition of TSN News includes an exclusive interview with the former Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, French Air Force General Jean-Paul Paloméros, which was conducted on 17 September.

20150930 150930a 018 thumbFrench Air Force General, Denis Mercier was appointed Supreme Allied Commander Transformation during a change of command ceremony held on 30 September at the Half Moone Terminal in Norfolk, Virginia (USA).

TREJE15 EXCONtraining FotoJWCPAO thumbnailAn intensive training programme awaits TRIDENT JUNCTURE 15 (TRJE 15) Exercise Control (EXCON) participants from 28 September to 2 October, prior to the two-week execution phase of the Command Post Exercise (CPX) which will take place at the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, Norway.

SACT FotoJWCPAO 7467 thumbNATO’s exercise planners, training providers and Education and Training (E&T) specialists met 15-18 September at the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, Norway, in order to engage in extensive deliberations on how best to optimize NATO’s training requirements for current and future exercises scheduled for the next three to five calendar years.

ARRCTRJR6 thumbThe collaboration through CWIX allows NATO and Nations to better address technical interoperability issues well in advance of an operational deployment, thereby, reducing the risk of impact on operations, resource requirements and system failure in theatre.

TRJET1The Main Events List/Main Incidents List (MEL/MIL) Incident Development Workshop for exercise TRIDENT JET 16 (TRJET 16) took place between 7 and 11 September at NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, Norway.

Air Marshal Walker 1On behalf of NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre, I convey my deepest condolences to the family of Royal Air Force Air Marshal (Ret.) Peter Walker CB CBE FRAeS, who served as Director Joint Warfare Centre from February 2005 to July 2007.

ALLhands fotoJWCPAO6529 thumbA two-week “Newcomers Training” started at Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Tuesday, 18 August to welcome 45 new staff members and their families to Stavanger. The training aims to get newcomers up to speed as quickly as possible on JWC’s mission, organization and activities and to make it easier for them to integrate into the larger JWC community.

BBQ3 thumbJWC's "2015 Welcome BBQ and Information Day" was held at Jåttå on Saturday, August 15, 2015. The aim of this annual event is threefold: 1) to allow us to meet newcomers to our community; 2) to allow us to "catch up" with each other after the summer leave period; and 3) to allow us the chance to obtain information on the numerous activities and services available to us in the local area.

flagsjwcnato websiteThe trial structure, endorsed by Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) in 2013 and approved by NATO’s Military Committee in 2015, is focused on the realignment and revitalization of Joint Warfare Centre’s (JWC) output and support functions.

TRJE15 WOLSKI 2 Over the past twelve months, NATO's Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) and the Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) J7 planners have been breaking new ground in the design and planning of an exceptional training event, which will allow the application of the Connected Forces Initiative (CFI) in a manner unprecedented in scope and size for Canada and NATO, alike.

culture15 1On Tuesday 2 June, Lieutenant Colonel Frank Andrews and Mr Paul Sewell led a one-day workshop providing a grounding of the JWC’s "One Team" organisational culture programme to a small group of senior leaders and staff.

MEETING 4 thumbnailBetween 26 and 28 May, JWC hosted the Civil Environment Workshop for exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 15 (TRJE 15) with the concept of Comprehensive Approach taking centre stage in the discussions.

TRJET16 1 thumbAs part of the Crisis Response Planning (CRP) for exercise TRIDENT JET 16 (TRJET 16), a 23-pax Operational Liaison and Reconnaissance Team (OLRT) deployed to Stavanger between 17 and 25 May under the command of Turkish Air Force Brigadier General Mehmet Yalinalp, Headquarters Allied Air Command (HQ AIRCOM), Deputy Chief of Staff Plans.