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Exercise Ultimate Sword set to conclude in Poland

MONS, Belgium - Exercise Ultimate Sword, a 1 German-Netherlands Corps (1GNC) exercise designed to test the component in land-heavy crisis response, is set to wrap up in Poland on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

The exercise scenario includes a Land, Air, Maritime and Special Forces component which allowed the Corps to gain exceptional experience as an acting Joint Task Force Headquarters.


The 1 German-Netherlands Corps has been in Poland since Dec. 12 for Exercise Ultimate Sword.  The exercise was designed to prepare the Corps to be on stand-by as NATO's Joint Task Force Headquarters (Land Component) - Photo by 1 German-Netherlands Corps Public Affairs Office 

"Our logisticians had to cope with events and incidents like unrest in the union of harbour workers that had to do a lot of overtime, congestion on the roads and the related loss of support of the population. Add to that the performance of role players and it is clear that there were ample opportunities to show that they master the game'" said Lieutenant General Michiel van der Laan, Commander of 1GNC.

Ultimate Sword is the last training opportunity for the Corps before being certified during exercise Trident Jaguar in March 2017. Following that exercise, the Corps will be on stand-by as NATO's Joint Task Force Headquarters (Land Component) starting on July 1, 2017.

The exercise is being held at the Joint Force Training Centre in Bydoszcz, Poland.

Story by 1 German-Netherlands Corps and SHAPE Public Affairs Offices

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