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QX0A7713 websiteIn order to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of German reunification, the German Senior National Representative, Colonel Peter M. Baierl and the German contingent based in Stavanger, Norway, hosted a festive reception on 3 October for all JWC staff, represented by 16 Nations, and their families.

Interview SACT sep17 thumbnailThis special edition of TSN News includes an exclusive interview with the former Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, French Air Force General Jean-Paul Paloméros, which was conducted on 17 September.

20150930 150930a 018 thumbFrench Air Force General, Denis Mercier was appointed Supreme Allied Commander Transformation during a change of command ceremony held on 30 September at the Half Moone Terminal in Norfolk, Virginia (USA).

TREJE15 EXCONtraining FotoJWCPAO thumbnailAn intensive training programme awaits TRIDENT JUNCTURE 15 (TRJE 15) Exercise Control (EXCON) participants from 28 September to 2 October, prior to the two-week execution phase of the Command Post Exercise (CPX) which will take place at the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, Norway.

SACT FotoJWCPAO 7467 thumbNATO’s exercise planners, training providers and Education and Training (E&T) specialists met 15-18 September at the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, Norway, in order to engage in extensive deliberations on how best to optimize NATO’s training requirements for current and future exercises scheduled for the next three to five calendar years.

ARRCTRJR6 thumbThe collaboration through CWIX allows NATO and Nations to better address technical interoperability issues well in advance of an operational deployment, thereby, reducing the risk of impact on operations, resource requirements and system failure in theatre.

TRJET1The Main Events List/Main Incidents List (MEL/MIL) Incident Development Workshop for exercise TRIDENT JET 16 (TRJET 16) took place between 7 and 11 September at NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger, Norway.

Air Marshal Walker 1On behalf of NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre, I convey my deepest condolences to the family of Royal Air Force Air Marshal (Ret.) Peter Walker CB CBE FRAeS, who served as Director Joint Warfare Centre from February 2005 to July 2007.

ALLhands fotoJWCPAO6529 thumbA two-week “Newcomers Training” started at Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Tuesday, 18 August to welcome 45 new staff members and their families to Stavanger. The training aims to get newcomers up to speed as quickly as possible on JWC’s mission, organization and activities and to make it easier for them to integrate into the larger JWC community.

BBQ3 thumbJWC's "2015 Welcome BBQ and Information Day" was held at Jåttå on Saturday, August 15, 2015. The aim of this annual event is threefold: 1) to allow us to meet newcomers to our community; 2) to allow us to "catch up" with each other after the summer leave period; and 3) to allow us the chance to obtain information on the numerous activities and services available to us in the local area.

flagsjwcnato websiteThe trial structure, endorsed by Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) in 2013 and approved by NATO’s Military Committee in 2015, is focused on the realignment and revitalization of Joint Warfare Centre’s (JWC) output and support functions.

TRJE15 WOLSKI 2 Over the past twelve months, NATO's Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) and the Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) J7 planners have been breaking new ground in the design and planning of an exceptional training event, which will allow the application of the Connected Forces Initiative (CFI) in a manner unprecedented in scope and size for Canada and NATO, alike.

culture15 1On Tuesday 2 June, Lieutenant Colonel Frank Andrews and Mr Paul Sewell led a one-day workshop providing a grounding of the JWC’s "One Team" organisational culture programme to a small group of senior leaders and staff.

MEETING 4 thumbnailBetween 26 and 28 May, JWC hosted the Civil Environment Workshop for exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 15 (TRJE 15) with the concept of Comprehensive Approach taking centre stage in the discussions.

TRJET16 1 thumbAs part of the Crisis Response Planning (CRP) for exercise TRIDENT JET 16 (TRJET 16), a 23-pax Operational Liaison and Reconnaissance Team (OLRT) deployed to Stavanger between 17 and 25 May under the command of Turkish Air Force Brigadier General Mehmet Yalinalp, Headquarters Allied Air Command (HQ AIRCOM), Deputy Chief of Staff Plans.

QX0A5536 websmalthumbMs. Anniken Huitfeldt, the Head of Norwegian Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, visited NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Tuesday, 2 June 2015.

VisitShapeMPDPLTs fotoJWCPAO 5451 smallMilitary representatives from 28 countries visited NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Wednesday, 27 May under the framework of the Military Partnership Directorate (MPD) in SHAPE/Mons, Belgium.

ARRCTRJR15 WEBSMAThe Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) was recently exercised and certified in a Joint Task Force (JTF) headquarters role.

ARRCTRJR6 thumbIn early May, after months of preparation, several hundred members of Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) will begin exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 15 (TRJR 15) to certify as a NATO Force Structure Joint Task Force (JTF) HQ for land-centered operations.

TRJR15 thumbnNATO's High Readiness Force Headquarters, NRDC-Italy (NRDC-ITA) achieved  Full Operational Capability as a land-heavy Joint Task Force Headquarters (JTF) for Small Joint Operations (SJO) following the conclusion of the 13-day exercise in Stavanger.