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

seapower1The following article is republished with the permission of Seapower Magazine, the official publication of the Navy League of the United States.

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.

TRJR18 Ulm MediaDay PhotoJWC 0961 thumbOn 15 May 2018, Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) concluded the execution phase of the first iteration of Exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 (TRJR18) for Multi National Joint Headquarters Ulm (MNJHQ ULM) and their attached Joint Logistics Support Group (JLSG). The computer-assisted/command post exercise (CAX/CPX) was directed by Polish Army Major General Andrzej Reudowicz, Commander JWC.

Visit AirChiefMarshalUK small1The Chief of the Defence Staff of the British Armed Forces, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach GBE KCB ADC DL, visited NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre on Friday, 4 May 2018.

TRJE18 IncDev PhotoJWCPAO 0583 3The Main Events List/Main Incidents List (MEL/MIL) Incident Development Workshop for NATO Exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE 2018 (TRJE18) took place from 16 to 20 April at Joint Warfare Centre’s training facility in Stavanger, Norway.

AVMHEDLEYSMALLUnited Kingdom Air Vice Marshal Bruce H. Hedley MBE MA, Director Joint Warfare, Joint Forces Command, visited NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Wednesday, 18 April 2018.

IMSGENDIR visit10aprilsmallThe Royal Netherlands Army Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of NATO International Military Staff, visited the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Tuesday, 10 April to receive an overview of the Centre and its current activities.

TRJR18 MELMIL Scripting Workshop

The Main Events List/Main Incidents List (MEL/MIL) Scripting Workshop for exercise TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018 (TRJR18) was conducted from 12 to 21 March at the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger.

Exercise TRJR18 will train and evaluate Multinational Joint Headquarters Ulm (MNJHQ ULM) and NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC-GR) this spring. The exercise will train and certify both NRDC-GR and MNJHQ ULM respectively and independently as NATO Joint Task Force (JTF) headquarters for Non-Article 5, Land-heavy Small Joint Crisis Response Operations (SJOs) under direct command of SACEUR.

Polish National Security Bureau visits JWC

A delegation from the Polish National Security Bureau, headed by Mr Pawel Soloch, visited the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) on Wednesday 21 March 2018. Mr Soloch, Chief of the Polish National Security Bureau was accompanied by amongst others the Director of Polish National Security Bureau’s Armed Forces Department, Brigadier General Jaroslaw Kraszewski.

The delegation was welcomed by Polish Army Major General Andrzej Reudowicz, JWC Commander.