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CampMadla70yrs PhotoJWC 3014Naval Basic Training Centre Harald Hårfagre, more commonly known as “Camp Madla”, celebrated its 70th anniversary at its premises in the historic fjord of Hafrsfjord on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

COSJWC2018 PhotoJWC 2224 smallNATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) welcomed a new Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, United States Navy Rear Admiral James A. “Jim” Kirk, during an all-hands call held at the Centre’s Harald Haarfagre Auditorium on Thursday, 24 May 2018.

TRJR18 Ulm MediaDay PhotoJWC 0961 thumbOn 15 May 2018, Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) concluded the execution phase of the first iteration of Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 (TRJR18) for Multi National Joint Headquarters Ulm (MNJHQ ULM) and their attached Joint Logistics Support Group (JLSG). The computer-assisted/command post exercise (CAX/CPX) was directed by Polish Army Major General Andrzej Reudowicz, Commander JWC.

Visit AirChiefMarshalUK small1The Chief of the Defence Staff of the British Armed Forces, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach GBE KCB ADC DL, visited NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre on Friday, 4 May 2018.

TRJE18 IncDev PhotoJWCPAO 0583 3The Main Events List/Main Incidents List (MEL/MIL) Incident Development Workshop for NATO Exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018 (TRJE18) took place from 16 to 20 April at Joint Warfare Centre’s training facility in Stavanger, Norway.

AVMHEDLEYSMALLUnited Kingdom Air Vice Marshal Bruce H. Hedley MBE MA, Director Joint Warfare, Joint Forces Command, visited NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Wednesday, 18 April 2018.

IMSGENDIR visit10aprilsmallThe Royal Netherlands Army Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of NATO International Military Staff, visited the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Tuesday, 10 April to receive an overview of the Centre and its current activities.

TRJR18 MELMIL Scripting Workshop

The Main Events List/Main Incidents List (MEL/MIL) Scripting Workshop for exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 (TRJR18) was conducted from 12 to 21 March at the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger.

Exercise TRJR18 will train and evaluate Multinational Joint Headquarters Ulm (MNJHQ ULM) and NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC-GR) this spring. The exercise will train and certify both NRDC-GR and MNJHQ ULM respectively and independently as NATO Joint Task Force (JTF) headquarters for Non-Article 5, Land-heavy Small Joint Crisis Response Operations (SJOs) under direct command of SACEUR.

Polish National Security Bureau visits JWC

A delegation from the Polish National Security Bureau, headed by Mr Pawel Soloch, visited the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Wednesday 21 March 2018. Mr Soloch, Chief of the Polish National Security Bureau was accompanied by amongst others the Director of Polish National Security Bureau’s Armed Forces Department, Brigadier General Jaroslaw Kraszewski.

The delegation was welcomed by Polish Army Major General Andrzej Reudowicz, JWC Commander.

 

bb smallcover18Welcome to the March 2018 issue of The Three Swords Magazine, which includes a compilation of articles/interviews on a broad range of topics such as Warfare Development; Strategic Communications, logistics, Anti-Access and Area Denial and more! To subscribe to our Print edition, please contact the Joint Warfare Centre Public Affairs Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

VisitCOMJFCNP PhotoJWCPAO 0213smallwebU.S. Navy Admiral James G. Foggo, Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples (JFC Naples) and Commander, Naval Forces Europe-Africa visited NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Wednesday, 28 February 2018. He was welcomed by Polish Army Major General Andrzej Reudowicz, Commander JWC.

 

6H6A0109 website school2018On Tuesday 27 February, a delegation from Fuehrungsakademie der Bundeswehr (German Staff College of the Joint Armed Forces), led by Colonel (GS) Christian Musche, paid an official visit to NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, Norway.

 

ThreeSwordsmarchcover websmall1Since the moment the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) was described as “the Jewel in the Crown of Allied Command Transformation”1, delivery of quality training, doctrinal and concept integration, experimentation in exercises as well as support to NATO’s Lessons Learned process were inextricably intertwined. Back then, the Centre was manned at about 55 per cent of its authorized Peacetime Establishment. Lacking its own physical facilities in Jåttå, it headed to Ulsnes, a former hub for naval activity, to host its inte rim training facility, which was possible thanks to the support received from Host Nation Norway.

 

paulsewellahc42018Paul Sewell, responsible for the JWC’s Organizational Development and Culture, briefed on Monday, 5 February on the preliminary results from last year’s annual climate survey. The survey, which has now been used for four years serves as a “temperature check” from the staff on how the organization is functioning.

QX0A9811 intday1NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) is celebrating its 15th anniversary throughout 2018 with key anniversary events, including a special Summer Family Day and the main anniversary ceremony on 23 October.

 

2018 TRJR182The operational-level Crisis Response Planning (CRP) phase for Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 (TRJR 18) has been ongoing since 9 January and will continue until 26 January 2018 in various locations across Europe.

2018 dcomstrikfornatsmallRoyal Navy Rear Admiral Guy Robinson OBE, the Deputy Commander (DCOM) of Naval Striking and Support Forces (STRIKFORNATO) visited NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Thursday, 18 January 2018. He was received by U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Brad Skillman, JWC's Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff.

 

newspec jwcbldgsmallRoyal Norwegian Air Force Brigadier General Kurt Pedersen assumed the position of Special Advisor to Commander Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on 4 January 2018.

SocietalConf2018 1The fifteenth annual Societal Safety and Protection Conference, Samfunnssikkerhetskonferansen 2018, was held at the premises of the University of Stavanger (UiS) on Thursday, 4 January 2018.

 

HHelseth smallDuring this year’s final All Hands Call held at the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Monday, 18 December 2017, senior leaders along with staff bid farewell to Royal Norwegian Navy Commodore Hans Helseth, who served as the Centre’s Special Advisor to Commander for two years since taking up his post in September 2015.