Exercise ALLIED REACH 05 concludes
Conducted from 1-3 February 2005 in Norway, Exercise Allied Reach 2005 (AR 05) allowed over 300 representatives under the lead of the two NATO Strategic Commanders, U.S. Marine Corps General James L. Jones, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) and Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) to train in the context of the NRF implementation scenario.
Air Marshal Walker took over command of JWC
The Acting Director of the Joint Warfare Centre, Major General Short, relinquished duties during a Change of Command Ceremony at Ulsnes. Air Marshal Walker, UK Air Force, took over the Command of the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) from Major General Short, UK Army, in a Change of Command Ceremony at JWC’s Training Facilities in Ulsnes today.
NATO commanders working to build expeditonary capabilities
On the second day of the Exercise Allied Reach 2005, participants worked in syndicates at the Joint Warfare Centre Training Facilities at Ulsnes.
Admiral Giambastiani hailed JWC for excellent performance
According to Admiral Giambastiani, Supreme Allied Commander, Transformation (SACT), training is the key part of the transformation process.
Change of Command ceremony at the Joint Warfare Centre
In a Change of Command Ceremony to be held at the JWC Training facilities at Ulsnes on Thursday, 03 February 2005, Air Marshall (AM) Peter Walker, UK Air Force will take over as Director of the JWC from Major General (MG) James Short, UK Army.
Exercise ALLIED REACH 2005
NATO commanders involved with NRF will deploy to Stavanger to attend a three-day study seminar called Allied Reach 05 (Exercise AR 05) 1-3 February 2005. For the last two weeks, much work has been done by the JWC staff to put this event on.
ISAF VII training at JWC
Commanders and staff from NATO Deployable Reaction Corps Turkey (NDRC-T) has been at NATO s JOINT WARFARE CENTRE to prepare and train for operations in Afghanistan as the core part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Headquarters.
JWC – An implementation agency
This Monday NATO’s Deployable Joint Task Force (DJTF) from Allied Forces Southern Europe, in Naples, Italy, started receiving training at the Ulsnes site, a former naval station hosting the JWC training facility, where some 130 personnel have gathered for this week’s event.
JWC and NJHQ Community Leaders Reception
JÅTTÅ: 39 local community key leaders attended the reception given for Community Leaders at Mount Jåttå on Wednesday 12 May. Among them were the Mayor of Stavanger, Leif Johan Sevland, the Mayor of Randaberg, Tom Tvedt and the County Governor, Roald G. Bergsaker.
NATO Senior Resource Board visits JWC
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.
The final exam
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.
NATO Allied Command Transformation Training Team prepared for its Mission in Iraq
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.
Establishing the Joint Warfare Centre
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.
Great expectations from JWC
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.