The Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC) has just finalized its second 2017 training for Resolute Support mission. Traditionally, a JFTC flag event drew attention of numerous visitors, who used this opportunity to see the centre working at full speed and to discuss future cooperation with JFTC leaders.
Brigadier General Jürgen von Sandrart, Asistant Chief of Staff at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, visited JFTC on 27 and 28 April. He arrived in Bydgoszcz to explore possible ways of future cooperation. General Sandrart, accompanied by General (ret’d) Egon Ramms, met with JFTC Commander, Major General Wilhelm Grün, and his key staff. During long and vivid discussions, the parties identified common goals that will become a basis for further engagements.
A walk through the JFTC training area and observation of the Resolute Support event were a perfect summary of the visit. They provided the guests with a broad illustration of centre’s abilities and capacity.
Also Major General Ian Cave, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans at the Joint Force Command Naples, used the opportunity created by the Resolute Support training event to see the JFTC staff working hand in hand for success of the allied mission. He visited the centre on 2 and 3 May to talk through ways ahead related to the Trident Joust 17 Exercise, planned for this September.
Meeting with the JFTC Deputy Commander/ Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Ladislav Jung, and personnel responsible for the exercise, allowed the JFTC guest to discuss the progress of preparations and scenario development.
On 3 May, JFTC also hosted a visit of Brigadier General Henrik Lyhne, the Commander of the 1st Danish Brigade. He arrived in Bydgoszcz to explore the Resolute Support training event and to meet with Danish soldiers receiving their final preparation before deployment to Afghanistan.