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The first half of November was a busy period for all Operation Support Department (OSD) members who were participating on Exercise Trident Jupiter 2019 (TRJU 19). The CBRN Reach Back Section supported by the Modeling and Simulation Cell remained based in Vyskov, responding to approximately a dozen Requests for information (RFIs) over the 10 day training period. The Operational Planning Support Section (OPSS) deployed a small two man team to SHAPE, in Mons (Belgium). Their role was to support NATO HQ Staffs with CBRN Planning and Operational issues whilst acting as an interface for the CBRN Reach back Element (CBRN RBE).

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The Commander of the Austrian CBRN Defence Centre Colonel (GS) Jürgen SCHLECHTER, accompanied by his deputy Lieutenant Colonel Franz FRAISS and 2 members of the “Forum CBRN Defence”, Brigadier General (retired) Norbert FÜRSTENHOFER and councillor Karl SCHRATTENHOLZER visited the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence (JCBRND COE) on the 26th of November ,2019 in Vyškov, Czech Republic.

Read more ...Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence (JCBRND COE) supported the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” conducting a CBRN Workshop at the ABU DHABI Police General Headquarters (GHQ) on 27th and 28th June 2018.  On that occasion LtCol Allert, Chief of the COE’s Doctrine & Terminology Section, briefed on “Lessons Learned from the impacts of CBRN substances”.  Hence, first contacts between the JCBRND COE and the ABU DHABI Police GHQ have been established.  On 19th July 2019 the GHQ counter-visited the COE in Vyškov led by LtCol Mohamed Ebrahim AlAli, Director of CBRN Administration, Emergency and Public Safety, AD Police GHQ.  Professor Amer Abbas Hosin, Senior Executive and Scientific Advisor to the ABU DHABI Police Emergency and Public Safety Directorate, Major Mohamed Salem Alameri, and First Lieutenant Salem Subaih Alkaabi, completed the team.

Read more ... The JCBRN Defence COE hosted the Training Needs Analysis Workshop (TNA WS) from the 29th July to the 2nd August 2019. The aim of the workshop was to identify solutions for the NATO WMD/CBRN Defence Education & Training (E&T) Requirements as part of the NATO WMD/CBRND Education and Training (E&T) Discipline. The requirements were raised during the Training Requirements Analysis (TRA) Workshop in January 2019.

Read more ...The Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence (JCBRND COE) hosted a visit by the Austrian Defence Attaché to the Czech Republic Colonel Karl FITSCH on the 10th September 2019. This was the first official visit by the Austrian Defence Attaché, since he took over this responsibility in 2018. The aim of this visit was to gain insight into the JCBRND COE in Vyškov and to establish a personal contact to the Austrian CBRN Defence Staff Officer, who is working in the Transformation Support Department since October 2016, as a Capability Development and Defence Planning Deputy Section Chief.

Read more ...The 14 December 2018 was another important day in the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence (JCBRN Defence COE) history as the Canada became a new member of the Centre. The number of Sponsoring Nations, which have decided to support NATO’s transformation process in the CBRN Defence area, has now increased from twelve to thirteen, respectively fourteen with Austria as a Contributing Partner.

Read more ...The NATO CBRN Community of Interest and Education Training Facilities participated in the Training Requirements Analysis Workshop (TRA WS). The JCBRN Defence COE, the Department Head (DH) for the NATO WMD/CBRND Education and Training Discipline, was honoured to host this special event over the period 28 to 31 January 2019. In total 23 participants from across NATO HQs (ACT, SHAPE, JCBRN Defence COE, NATO HQ - IMS, JFCBS, LANDCOM, NRDC-T Turkey), Education Training Facilities (JCBRN Defence COE, NATO School Oberammergau, NMIOTC) and other stakeholders (Joint Warfare Centre, US liaison to GBR Defence CBRN Centre, CZE 31st CBRN Regiment, AUT CBRN Defence Centre, POL MoD CBRN) enthusiastically attended the workshop.