JÅTTÅ/ULSNES: This week 26 members of the Senior Resource Board visited the Joint Warfare Centre to gain understanding of how the centre operates. ”Our general impression of this centre is very good,” said the chairman. The Senior Resource Board consists of one representative from every member nation in the alliance, which makes a total of 26. It has the superior responsibility for providing premises and facilities for the Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger and its subordinate Joint Force Training Centre in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
ULSNES / ISAF VI TRAINING: This week 400 people have prepared at Ulsnes for a training period the next four days. “This is the final exercise for the 6th ISAF headquarters,” said Major General James Short. Of the 400 participating at the training facilities at Ulsnes 165 will be part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF VI) headquarters. Nearly 40% of them are augmentees from different areas, and have not been working together earlier.
Stavanger: On 10 August 2004 the Allied Command Transformation (ACT) Training Team gathered at Stavanger to undertake pre-deployment training for NATO's Training Implementation Mission in Iraq.
The new Joint Warfare Centre (JWC), officially inaugurated on October 23rd, is a result of NATO’s ongoing transformation. It comes into being as the old Joint Headquarters North (JHQN) ceases to exist. NATO has indeed got the JWC off to a fast start, as the reform of the defence organization’s Command Structure was endorsed as recently as June.
Joint Warfare Centre hosts this week its first training event after its inauguration on 23 October 03. Some 130 personnel from NATO’s Southern Command in Italy will participate.