2015

NATO Military Experts 'war game' VJTF Implementation

NATO Military Experts 'war game' VJTF Implementation

Jan 30, 2015
Military experts conducted a two-day table-top exercise at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium on 27-29 January 2015 in order to further define and develop how the NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) will be implemented and tested.

Special Ops Assuming Greater NATO Responsibilities

Special Ops Assuming Greater NATO Responsibilities

Jan 30, 2015
NATO is incorporating special operations into all aspects of its operations and training, the commander of NATO Special Operations Headquarters Air Force Lt. Gen. Marshall B. Webb said so in Washington DC yesterday. Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity reports.

Enhanced NATO Air Policing Patrols Baltic Airspace

Enhanced NATO Air Policing Patrols Baltic Airspace

Jan 30, 2015
Fighter aircraft from Italy, Poland, Spain and Belgium took over NATO's Baltic Air Policing Mission on January 1, 2015 and will continue to patrol the skies over Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia with a total of sixteen aircraft over the next several months. 

Africa Experts Discuss Current and Future Security Challenges

Africa Experts Discuss Current and Future Security Challenges

Jan 28, 2015
Representatives from NATO’s 28 nations, partner nations, academic institutions and international organizations met at a two-day conference on Africa at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe  this week.

Video: Visit of Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe - DSACEUR in Rapid Reaction Corps France

Video: Visit of Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe - DSACEUR in Rapid Reaction Corps France

Jan 27, 2015
General Sir Bradshaw visited the Rapid Reaction Corps-France on Friday 25th January 2015. He shared his impressions in this video at the end of the visit, as the multinational headquarters of Lille is getting prepared to endorse another NATO operational commitment by 2017: a Joint Task Force standby.

Spanish Replace Dutch missile Batteries on NATO's PATRIOT Deployment in Turkey

Spanish Replace Dutch missile Batteries on NATO's PATRIOT Deployment in Turkey

Jan 27, 2015
Yesterday Monday 26 January, a battery of Spanish troops and PATRIOT missile systems officially replaced a Dutch contingent in southern Turkey, in order to continue to protect Turkey’s territory and citizens against missile attacks.

NATO Maritime Group Exercises with French Carrier Strike Group

NATO Maritime Group Exercises with French Carrier Strike Group

Jan 26, 2015
Over the past week, Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO and the French Navy’s CHARLES DE GAULLE Carrier Strike Group (TF 473) conducted exercises across the Mediterranean Sea in a demonstration of the power of NATO maritime forces to rapidly come together in a crisis or for collective defence.

Video: What is Allied Spirit I to you?

Video: What is Allied Spirit I to you?

Jan 26, 2015
Soldiers from five different countries give a word that defines what Allied Spirit Exercise is to them. Exercise ‘Allied Spirit I’ includes more than 2,000 participants from Canada, Hungary, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and United States. Allied Spirit is exercising tactical interoperability and testing secure communications within NATO Allies.
Video by: SHAPE Public Affairs Office.

Change of Command at German PATRIOT element in Kahramanmaras, Turkey

Change of Command at German PATRIOT element in Kahramanmaras, Turkey

Jan 26, 2015
Last Thursday the German Ballistic Missile Defense Task Force ‘Active Fence’ Patriot element deployment in Turkey had a Change of Command.

DSACEUR Visits French Rapid Reaction Corps

DSACEUR Visits French Rapid Reaction Corps

Jan 23, 2015
The DSACEUR, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, visited Headquarters Rapid Reaction Corps – France, Jan. 23, in order to discuss ongoing changes to NATO’s high readiness forces.

Exercise Allied Spirit I

Exercise Allied Spirit I

Jan 23, 2015
Exercise Allied Spirit includes more than 2,000 participants from Canada, Hungary, Netherlands, United Kingdom and the U.S. Allied Spirit is exercising tactical interoperability and testing secure communications within alliance members.

Mission complete: Netherlands finish air defence role in Turkey

Mission complete: Netherlands finish air defence role in Turkey

Jan 23, 2015
In January 2013, the Netherlands sent two Patriot missile batteries to Turkey in response to a Turkish government request for air defence assistance from NATO to help protect its citizens from potential ballistic missile threats from Syria.

 

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