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JWC’s first Green Day (Field Day) was held at Camp Vatne on 17 September 2012 with nine teams participating and competing in target acquisition and distance measuring, hand grenade precision throwing (with non-explosive training hand grenades) and "Glock" pistol shooting.

The obstacle course tested participants’ agility and physical fitness whereas the combat medicine training tested their life-saving skills and medical evacuation techniques in a combat situation. All activities of the day, which was clear and sunny after weeks of rain, were supervised by certified Norwegian instructors.

Following the final event, French Army Major General Jean-Fred Berger, Commander JWC, congratulated all the competitors and underlined that the Green Day met its objectives. He said: “We had the opportunity to come together outside of the work environment, enjoy a variety of sporting and training activities and build a strong team at Camp Vatne. A very busy schedule of training events and exercises is ahead of us, which, as you are all aware, makes the centerpiece of our work and efforts at the JWC. Therefore, it is even more important to ensure we take the time to come together in events such as this one and help improve our ability to think and work together. They also provide us an opportunity to recognize individual staff members and get to know them better. JWC’s first Green Day was a memorable success; it was a day of fun, exercise and camaraderie.” Major General Berger then thanked the organizers of the event who ensured the success of the Green Day: Lieutenant Colonel Frank Aarrestad, the lead planner, as well as Major Viggo Samuelsen; Major Rune Moerk and Major Dagfinn Isefjaer.EDITED CAMP MADLA DOSCAMP VATNE GUNS

The results of the day's events and the winning team will be announced at the upcoming JWC Monthly Update Briefing.

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