DSACT visits JWC
The JWC today welcomed the visit of Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (DSACT), Italian Air Force General Mirco Zuliani, from Norfolk, Virginia, USA. This was the first official visit paid by General Zuliani following his assumption of duties as DSACT from Polish Army General Mieczysław Bieniek on 4 September this year.
Ambassador H.E. Giorgio Novello visits JWC
The Honorable Giorgio Novello, the Italian Ambassador to Norway, accompanied by the Italian Defence Attaché Brigadier General Antonello De Sio, visited the JWC on Monday 21 October.
JWC co-directing third combined exercise in Grafenwoehr
The photo shows German Army Major General Erhard Buehler, Commander Joint Warfare Centre (JWC), introducing representatives from the Afghan National Security Forces to members of the ISAF, ISAF Joint Command (IJC) and Regional Command – West (RC-W) training audience during ISAF 13-02/UE 14-1 in Grafenwoehr, Germany.
JWC celebrates German Unification Day
In celebration of the 23rd anniversary of Germany’s unification, the German Element in Stavanger, Norway, hosted a festive reception on 3 October for all JWC staff, represented by 16 Nations, and their families.
Training key to NATO's future, says SACEUR
Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Philip Breedlove and Commander Joint Force Command Brunssum, General Hans-Lothar Domröse spoke to over twenty international journalists regarding their priorities for the coming year, including the training of the NATO Response Force (NRF) and Exercise STEADFAST JAZZ 13 at JFC Brunssum, The Netherlands, on Wednesday 18 September.
NATO civilian receives ''Non-Article 5'' medal for service in Afghanistan
During a JWC All Hands Call on Wednesday 18 September, Mr. Robert Scheider from the Joint Training Division, received the award of the “Non-Article 5” medal and certificate signed by NATO Secretary General H.E. Anders Fogh Rasmussen in support of the Alliance’s ISAF operation in Afghanistan.
JWC Staff Development Integration programme
JWC’s annual Staff Development Integration (SDI) programme was held in downtown Stavanger on 3-5 September. “This was our fourth year and the most diverse programme to date,” said Mr. Paul Sewell, one of the co-founders of the SDI and a Lessons Learned Analyst at the JWC.
JWC conducted SFJZ 13 Incident Development Workshop
A total of 145 service members and civilians participated in the “Main Event List/Main Incident List (MEL/MIL) Conference and STARTEX Validation Workshop” from 27 August to 4 September at the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in preparation for STEADFAST JAZZ 13 (SFJZ 13), which is scheduled for this November.
NCIA Squadron Stavanger takes part in Search & Rescue Exercise
JWC welcomes Newcomers
One of the calendar highlights for August has been the “Newcomers Training”, which was conducted from 20 to 22 August to welcome 50 new staff members and their families to the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC).
NATO Lessons Learned Conference 2013
For ten years JALLC has organized the NATO Lessons Learned Conference, an important event which brings together NATO and National entities, developing a stronger NATO Lessons Learned Community. The theme for this year’s Conference is “Consolidating Lessons, Sharing and Learning”.
JWC is pioneering organizational culture change in NATO
It all started with the anonymous Corporate Culture Profile Survey in January this year, where the JWC staff was invited to submit their observations of what we do well at the JWC and where we could be even better as a transformational entity.
Major General Jerry P. Martinez visited JWC
JWC will celebrate 10 years
Did you know that JWC 10th Anniversary is Wednesday 23 October? Currently, the Joint Warfare Centre has a Peacetime Establishment of 250 personnel and this includes military and civilian staff members from 15 NATO Nations and one PfP Nation: Austria.
New Commander at Camp Madla
Stavanger --- Today's short but very stylish ceremony at the Naval Basic Training Centre Harald Haarfagre (Camp Madla) bid farewell to its Commander since September 2011, Commander Per Skjegstad, and welcomed his successor, Navy Captain Tor Fredrik Johannessen.
JWC Deployable Kit to enable agility in support of exercises
The JWC Deployable Kit, designed and implemented by the NCI Agency Squadron Stavanger (NCST) technicians and engineers in 2012, is a cutting-edge virtualized IT infrastructure that enables the Centre to conduct multi-layered and complex exercises at deployed locations.
Transformation through training and exercises at the operational level
As NATO approaches a change of mission in Afghanistan, a change also begins towards the implementation of the new NATO Command Structure (NCS) and NATO Force Structure (NFS) organisations shifting focus back to collective defence.
The latest issue of The Three Swords now online
The magazine's online edition can be found here: http://www.jwc.nato.int/three-swords-archive/blog
JWC ceremony to mark handover of command
NATO’s top transformational leadership visits JWC
The Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) today welcomed the visit of French Air Force General Jean-Paul Paloméros, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) accompanied by Spanish Navy Vice Admiral Javier Gonzáles-Huix, ACT’s newly appointed Deputy Chief of Staff Joint Force Trainer (DCOS JFT), from Norfolk, Virginia, USA.