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6TransformationThroughTrainingIssueNo6December2014AfterhisspeechMayorofBydgoszczawardedtheJFTCwiththeMayorofBydgoszczMedal.TheawardwasreceivedbyGeneralGrabowski.IntheeveningduringameetingwiththeJFTCformerandcurrentstaffBrigadierGeneralDzintarsRogatheAlliedCommandTransformationAssistantChiefofStaffJointEducationTrainingandExercisewhorepre-sentedtheJFTCsuperiortheSupremeAlliedCommanderTransformationGeneralJean-PaulPalomrosaddressedtheaudienceandunder-liningthecentressignificanceinthepastreferredtoitsfuture.IfthereisonethingcertainabouttheJointForceTrainingCentresfutureitwillbetheneedtocontinuetoInnovateandTransform.TheConnectedForcesInitiativecarriesacomplexambitiousbutachievablefutureexerciseprogrammesupportedbythebetteruseofouravailabletechnologyandintegrationofnewinformationtechnology.OurclearaimremainstoprovidetheAlliancewithReadyandInteroperableforcesandwehavefullconfidenceintheJointForceTrainingCentresprovenabilitytomeetthisaimandprovidehighqualityandfullspectrumtrainingthroughcredibleexercisessaidGeneralRoga.TheJFTC10thanniversarycelebra-tionslastedforthewholeday.TheywerelaunchedwiththeVIPprogrammeatthecentresfacilitythenmovedtotheBydgoszczOldMarketSquarewhereallcitizenswereinvitedtoparticipateintheceremonyandtoadmirethemilitaryparadeandperformanc-esofPolishandGermandrillteams.AftertheofficialceremonytheJFTCCommanderinvitedallparticipantstomovetothebeauti-fulBydgoszczMillIslandwheretraditionalPolishmilitarypeasoupwasservedandinJFTCandnationaltentspeoplecouldlearnmoreaboutNATOandthecentreitselfallthatwasaccompaniedbyaconcertofaMilitaryOrchestrafromToruandmilitarysingers.ItwasthefirsttimewhentheJFTCopenedsowidelytothepublicandorganizedanimportantceremonyoutsideitscompound.TheofficialpartoftheceremonyintheOldMarketSquareendedwithwreathlayingattheMartyrdomMemorial.ThewreathlaidbythePolishChiefofGeneralStafftheJFTCCommandertheMayorofBydgoszczandFrenchandGermanSeniorNationalRepresentativescommem-oratedvictimsoftheSecondWorldWar.IntheeveningtheJFTCstaffhadachancetospendsometimewitholdfriendswhoservedinBydgoszczinthepast.TheyalllistenedtoafantasticperformanceoftheRepresentativeArtisticEnsembleofthePolishArmedForces.ApartfromtheChiefofthePolishGeneralStafftheAlliedCommandTransformationAssistantChiefofStaffJointEducationTrainingandExerciseandtheMayorofBydgoszczalsomanyspecialandhonouredguestswereonhandtocelebratetheoccasiontoincludeHisExcellencyJakubKarfiktheAmbassadoroftheCzechRepublictotheRepublicofPolandSenatorJanRulewskiMrs.EwaMestheVoivodeofKujawsko-PomorskieProvinceMrs.DorotaJakutatheChairpersonoftheRegionalParliamentLieutenantGeneralEdwardGruszkatheChiefofthePolishArmedForcesSupportInspectorateaswellasformerJFTCDirectorsandCommandersDeputyDirectorsandDeputyCommandersincludingMajorGeneralret.PeterKuhnelMajorGeneralAgnerRokosMajorGeneralPavelMackoBrigadierGeneralret.RyszardWiniewskiRear-AdmiralStanisawZarychtaandBrigadierGeneralJaromirZuna.