Exercise Ultimate Sword set to conclude in Poland
Dec 20, 2016
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.
exercise scenario includes a Land, Air, Maritime and Special Forces component
which allowed the Corps to gain exceptional experience as an acting Joint Task
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
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
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 Jul. 1, 2017.
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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