NATO’s Trident Juncture 2015 kicked-off 40610151

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NATO’s Trident Juncture 2015 kicked-off
Trident Juncture exercise has kicked-off on 3 October to demonstrate NATO’s increased capabilities in joint modern warfare to meet present and future security challenges. Around 36,000 people, from 30 countries, 12 major international organization, aid agencies and other NGOs, will take part demonstrating the Alliance’s, EU’s and USA’s commitment and contribution to a comprehensive approach.
NATO’s Trident Juncture 2015 kicked-off
Members of JFCBS, MNHQ Ulm Support Group, Austrian engineers, US SEABEES and NSPA SOC personnel (Source: NATO)

The exercise will take place throughout Italy, Portugal, Spain, Canada, Norway, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and areas of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Highly motivated and focused, this accumulation of professional subject matter experts from various fields are now training in a comprehensive fictitious scenario, which describes a very complex and unstable environment.

Rising political instability, ethnic tension and persisting socio-economic challenges are climaxed by a blatant invasion of one state’s territory by another. Ultimately, the crisis leads to a UN-mandated and NATO-led, non-Article V Crisis Response Operation under Chapter VII of the Charter of the UN, in a region far from NATO’s home territory.

Challenged by a wide range of conventional and unconventional threats within a whole-of-government context tactical, operational and strategic levels of warfare will be trained.

As the culminating event for units, military and civilian staff belonging to more than 30 participating Nations, Trident Juncture 2015 will provide an opportunity for them to refine their operational capabilities. Air, Land, Maritime, and Special Forces will participate simultaneously in several locations and from different Headquarters to train in a complex environment to improve Alliance’s full spectrum capabilities.

At the conclusion of Trident Juncture 2015, the Headquarters Staff from Joint Force Command Brunssum will be officially certified to lead the NATO Response Force, if activated, throughout 2016.