171116sfa dc400Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, General Denis Mercier, today released NATO’s Strategic Foresight Analysis 2017 Report. The Strategic Foresight Analysis report identifies trends that will shape the future security environment and possible implications for the Alliance out to 2035.

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6H6A9086LOGO2THUMBDuring a JWC All Hands Call on Tuesday 24 September 2017, Major General Andrzej Reudowicz, Commander JWC, unveiled the official logo that will be used to commemorate the Centre’s 15th Anniversary in 2018.

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QX0A0196ffao17NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) hosted the SACT Fall 2017 Framework for Future Alliance Operations (FFAO) Workshop from 3 to 5 October 2017 in Stavanger, Norway.  

6H6A7125MTEP2019 THUMBNAILA number of meetings took place at the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, 18-22 September, to look at NATO’s Military Training and Exercise Programme (MTEP) for the next five years and improve coordination and cooperation between the stakeholders.

 X0A7091oneteam17The JWC’s newcomers went through the final formal stage of their integration by attending the latest JWC One Team workshops. The programme which has now been running for four years is unique in NATO, being the only programme of its kind focusing on shaping the organizational culture at the HQ.


6H6A0458melmilthumbnailThe Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) recently concluded the Main Events List/Main Incidents List (MEL/MIL) Scripting and STARTEX Validation Workshop for TRIDENT JAVELIN 17 (TRJN17), which is a Command Post/Computer-Assisted Exercise (CPX/CAX) aiming at expanding NATO’s Command and Control (C2) interoperability to conduct large scale joint warfare in a complex, multinational environment.


6H6A9786 newcomerstb2The Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) concluded this year’s Newcomers' Training Programme on 25 August, welcoming 50 new staff members and their families to the organization. More specific on-the-job divisional training followed and will continue until 1 September.

 X0A0208 imsvisit1Major General Timothy J Bevis CBE, the Director of Operations and Planning Division of NATO's International Military Staff (IMS) visited the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on 25 August 2017.

lettersignature1comOn 17th August, the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) had the honour to welcome Major General Andrzej Reudowicz (POL A), the Commander of the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in his first official visit to the College.

trjr17medi1"JWC Training Audiences face a complex and challenging information battlespace that is unmatched anywhere in NATO."

The following is a transcription of an interview with Mr Pete DuBois, JWC's Chief Media for Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2017, which was originally published in The Three Swords Magazine in July 2017.

JWC 10TH VIDEO smallThe July 2017 issue of The Three Swords Magazine includes a compilation of articles/interviews on a broad range of topics such as Lawfare; an exclusive review of NATO exercises; TRIDENT JAGUAR 2017; Waging Information Warfare in the 21st Century as well as in-depth articles on White and Grey Cell, CIMIC, and more!

greececomOn 27 June 2017, Lieutenant General Dimitrios Bikos, the Commander of NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC-GR), visited NATO's Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) where he was hosted by Major General Andrzej Reudowicz, Commander JWC, to discuss progress to date, and the way ahead, for Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 (TRJR18).


cybercomvisitJUN17Norwegian Air Force Major General Inge Kampenes, Commander of the Norwegian Cyber Defence (Cyberforsvaret), visited NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on 22-23 June 2017 for talks with Polish Army Major General Andrzej Reudowicz, Commander JWC.


MontenegromembershipThe flag of Montenegro was raised at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (7 June 2017) in a special ceremony to mark the country’s accession to NATO.


18maysactvisitFrench Air Force General Denis Mercier, the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), visited the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Wednesday 18 May 2017.

 X0A8665 copy CTSWORKSHOPUnder the lead of Headquarters Allied Command Transformation (HQ SACT), NATO’s annual workshop for Collective Training Support Programme of Work (CTS-POW) was held on 26 and 27 April 2017 at the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, Norway.


jwcpao jwcbirdeyeviewThe Optimization Project at Joint Warfare Centre (The Three Swords Magazine, December 2015, Issue: 29, p. 34) has been an unqualified success, demonstrating improvement in nearly all of the organizational shortfalls that it was designed three years ago to address.


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On Thursday 6 April, the execution phase of Exercise Trident Jaguar 2017 involving 1 German/Netherlands Corps (1GNC) ended in Stavanger, Norway. This computer-assisted, command post exercise (CPX) enabled 1GNC to conduct a Land heavy, Small Joint Operation within the context of a fictitious scenario.