The 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.
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.
The Netherlands Secretary General of Defence Mr Wim Geerts and the Chief of Defence General Tom Middendorp visited NATO's Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Friday 31 March 2017 in order to observe the second iteration for Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2017 (TRJR17) and also to meet with the Centre's leadership.
On 17 March 2017, the execution phase of exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2017 (TRJR17) for the Joint Task Force Headquarters (JTF HQ) Rapid Reaction Corps France (RRC FR) finished after nine intensive days.
Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2017 (TRJR17) commenced in Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, and the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC), Norway, on Wednesday 8 March 2017.
German Army Lieutenant General Richard Rossmanith, Commander of Multinational Joint Headquarters (MN JHQ) Ulm, visited NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Wednesday 1 March 2017. He was hosted by Polish Army Major General Andrzej Reudowicz, Commander JWC.
Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 17 (TRJR17) Scripting Workshop took place from 30 January to 10 February 2017 at NATO Joint Warfare Centre (JWC), Stavanger, Norway, with participation from both Training Audiences, 1 (German/Netherlands) Corps (1GNC) and Rapid Reaction Corps-France (RRC-FR), as well as Maritime, Special Operations and Air Component Commands, the Joint Logistics Support Group (JLSG), theatre troops, short-term operational contractors and in-house JWC staff.
On 14 February 2017, a delegation of German Fuehrungsakademie der Bundeswehr (German Staff College of the Joint Armed Forces) headed by Brigadier General Thomas Hambach paid an official visit to NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, Norway.
On 8 February 2017, the JWC senior leadership team came together to discuss the results of the 2016 Annual Climate Survey and to plan the large upcoming summer rotation.
Italian Air Force Major General Stefano Vito Salamida, Allied Command Transformation (ACT) Deputy Chief of Staff Joint Force Trainer, paid a visit to NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Thursday, 9 February 2017.
NATO Force Integration Units (NFIUs) are part of the NATO Force Structure (NFS) under the primary responsibility of Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR); they have no deployable remit. You can read an exclusive interview with Royal Air Force Wg Cdr Mark Attrill here, which was published in JWC's The Three Swords Magazine in January 2017.
NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) hosted a two-day Building Integrity (BI) Introduction Seminar in Jatta, Stavanger, from January 17 to 18.
On Sunday, 22 January 2017, the JWC community held its annual International Day celebration. This event allows our community to get together, meet new community members or catch up with others, and enjoy food and beverages from many of the Nations represented here at the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC).
Representatives from ten NATO organizations, six partner agencies and other stakeholders came together at NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) for the TRIDENT JAVELIN 2017 (TRJN17) Main Events List/Main Incidents List (MEL/MIL) Strategy Workshop, 10-12 January 2017.
TRIDENT JUNCTURE 16 (TRJE16), the computer-assisted/command post exercise (CAX/CPX) sponsored by Allied Command Transformation (ACT), certified NATO's Joint Force Command Naples (JFC Naples) to lead the NATO Response Force (NRF) in 2017.
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Ambassador Alexander Vershbow served in U.S. Government and NATO appointments for almost four decades. In 2012, he became the first American to hold the position of NATO Deputy Secretary General — the Alliance's second most senior international civil servant — a post from which he retired on 17 October 2016, handing over to Ms Rose Gottemoeller of the United States.
The 14th Societal Safety Conference (Samfunnssikkerhetskonferansen 2017) was held at the University of Stavanger (UiS) on Wednesday, 4 January 2017.
Ambassador Marriët Schuurman on visit to the JWC reaffirmed gender equality, diversity and the role of women in peace and security: "The JWC plays a vital role in NATO and has an impact on how our forces perceive peace and security in a more comprehensive and inclusive manner."
On Wednesday 30 November 2016, General Salvatore Farina, Commander JFC Brunssum chaired the TRIDENT JAVELIN 2017 Training Audience Commanders’ Conference in Stavanger. The conference was hosted by Major General Andrzej Reudowicz, Commander of the Joint Warfare Centre.