NATO Channel published today video interviews with Major General Erhard Buehler, Commander JWC, and Brigadier General John W. Doucette, Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, about exercise STEADFAST JAZZ 13.
The Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) recently concluded its participation in NATO’s Exercise STEADFAST JAZZ 2013 conducted 2 – 9 November in Latvia.
For nearly three weeks, approximately 1,200 military and civilian personnel gathered at Camp Aachen in Grafenwoehr, Germany, to conduct the four-tiered, combined NATO and USA exercise United Endeavor 14-1/ISAF Training Event 13-02. Training Audiences (TA) from NATO Standing HQs, US Corps and Individual Augmentees (IAs) from Troop Contributing Nations (TCNs) were trained to fill future staff positions within ISAF HQ, HQ IJC and RC-E in Afghanistan.
23 October 2013 marks the tenth anniversary of NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger, Norway. In honour of the special occasion, U.S. Air Force Brigadier General John W. Doucette, Chief of Staff JWC, on behalf of German Army Major General Erhard Buehler, COM JWC, hosted a birthday reception, which was open to all JWC staff.
The JWC today welcomed the visit of Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (DSACT), Italian Air Force General Mirco Zuliani, from Norfolk, Virginia, USA. This was the first official visit paid by General Zuliani following his assumption of duties as DSACT from Polish Army General Mieczysław Bieniek on 4 September this year.
The Honorable Giorgio Novello, the Italian Ambassador to Norway, accompanied by the Italian Defence Attaché Brigadier General Antonello De Sio, visited the JWC on Monday 21 October.
The photo shows German Army Major General Erhard Buehler, Commander Joint Warfare Centre (JWC), introducing representatives from the Afghan National Security Forces to members of the ISAF, ISAF Joint Command (IJC) and Regional Command – West (RC-W) training audience during ISAF 13-02/UE 14-1 in Grafenwoehr, Germany.
In celebration of the 23rd anniversary of Germany’s unification, the German Element in Stavanger, Norway, hosted a festive reception on 3 October for all JWC staff, represented by 16 Nations, and their families.
Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Philip Breedlove and Commander Joint Force Command Brunssum, General Hans-Lothar Domröse spoke to over twenty international journalists regarding their priorities for the coming year, including the training of the NATO Response Force (NRF) and Exercise STEADFAST JAZZ 13 at JFC Brunssum, The Netherlands, on Wednesday 18 September.
During a JWC All Hands Call on Wednesday 18 September, Mr. Robert Scheider from the Joint Training Division, received the award of the “Non-Article 5” medal and certificate signed by NATO Secretary General H.E. Anders Fogh Rasmussen in support of the Alliance’s ISAF operation in Afghanistan.
JWC’s annual Staff Development Integration (SDI) programme was held in downtown Stavanger on 3-5 September. “This was our fourth year and the most diverse programme to date,” said Mr. Paul Sewell, one of the co-founders of the SDI and a Lessons Learned Analyst at the JWC.
A total of 145 service members and civilians participated in the “Main Event List/Main Incident List (MEL/MIL) Conference and STARTEX Validation Workshop” from 27 August to 4 September at the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in preparation for STEADFAST JAZZ 13 (SFJZ 13), which is scheduled for this November.
One of the calendar highlights for August has been the “Newcomers Training”, which was conducted from 20 to 22 August to welcome 50 new staff members and their families to the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC).
For ten years JALLC has organized the NATO Lessons Learned Conference, an important event which brings together NATO and National entities, developing a stronger NATO Lessons Learned Community. The theme for this year’s Conference is “Consolidating Lessons, Sharing and Learning”.
It all started with the anonymous Corporate Culture Profile Survey in January this year, where the JWC staff was invited to submit their observations of what we do well at the JWC and where we could be even better as a transformational entity.
Did you know that JWC 10th Anniversary is Wednesday 23 October? Currently, the Joint Warfare Centre has a Peacetime Establishment of 250 personnel and this includes military and civilian staff members from 15 NATO Nations and one PfP Nation: Austria.