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The Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) Computer Assisted Exercise (CAX) Support Branch is responsible for providing a compelling synthetic battlefield. Over the fifteen years that the Centre has conducted its core business of exercise delivery, the simulation environment has evolved based on the changing needs of the NATO Alliance.

TRJE18Livex VisitCOMJFCNP PhotoJWC 7640thumbnailCanadian Army Lieutenant General Christian Juneau, Deputy Commander of Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples, was at the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, Norway, from 24 October to 7 November acting as the Exercise Director for the Live Exercise (LIVEX) portion of NATO's TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018.

6H6A8002TRJE18smallThe Computer-Assisted/Command Post Exercise (CAX/CPX) portion of TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018 is set to commence 14 November 2018 primarily in Naples, Italy and in Stavanger, Norway.

6H6A7876 admfoggovisit21“For Joint Warfare Centre, Admiral Foggo’s visit highlights the importance of our work on behalf of the Alliance, most especially Joint Force Command Naples as TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018 continues,” Rear Admiral James A. Kirk, JWC Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff

COM LANDCOM 3PhotoJWC 7574Lieutenant General John Thomson, Commander of NATO Allied Land Command (LANDCOM), paid an orientation visit to the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Wednesday, 31 October 2018.

Capture222videoNATO Joint Warfare Centre Command Video 2018 is available for your viewing pleasure at JWC's YouTube Channel.



6H6A7416 concert15smallNATO Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) celebrated its 15th anniversary during a formal ceremony on Tuesday, 23 October 2018. The ceremony brought together many flag and general officers, high-ranking guests from Norway and the local community, the JWC’s international staff and family members as well as the local media.

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23 October 2018 marks the 15th anniversary of the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, Norway.


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6H6A6931 editedTo celebrate 28 years of Germany’s unification, the German Element in Jåttå and Colonel Holger Gratz, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Joint Warfare Centre’s (JWC) Support Directorate, hosted a reception on Wednesday 3 October for the JWC staff, represented by 15 Nations, and their families.

SACTvisit PhotoJWC 52312French Air Force General Denis Mercier, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), visited the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Monday 27 August 2018 to offer his final farewell before his tenure ends in September.

15thAnnivFamDay PhotoJWC 5286This year is the 15th anniversary of the establishment of NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC). To commemorate this milestone, a special Family Day BBQ was held in Jåttå, Stavanger, with over 50 different clubs and organizations joining in the fun and festivities!

6H6A4770 trje18scriptingFrom 25 June to 6 July, the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) hosted the Scripting Workshop for the Computer Assisted/Command Post Exercise (CAX/CPX) portion of Exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018 (TRJE18). Over 220 military and civilian external participants joined the JWC staff in developing injects that will be presented to the Training Audiences during the CAX/CPX.

coc426xmallLieutenant Colonel Christopher J. Lovett relinquished command of the 426th Air Base Squadron to Lieutenant Colonel Shawn P. Beskar during a change of command ceremony at the Squadron’s Community Activity Centre in Stavanger, Norway, on Friday 6 July 2018.

ICRCVISIT4JULY SMAThe Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation to the EU, NATO, and the Kingdom of Belgium, Walter A. Füllemann, was welcomed to the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) by Commander, Polish Army Major General Andrzej Reudowicz on Wednesday, 4 July 2018.

ALES June2019 PhotoJWC 3579National and NATO senior amphibious and maritime leaders conducted a command and control (C2) wargame from 19 to 21 June 2018 at NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, Norway.

180613anniversary smallJune 13th marked the 15th Anniversary of Supreme Allied Command Transformation Headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia.

TRJR18 NRDC GREECEThe After Action Review on Monday 11 June marked the end of the JAGUAR exercise series and the second iteration of exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018, which was conducted simultaneously in Stavanger, Norway and in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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.