Exercise Trident Juncture 15 (TRJE 15) is an Allied Command Transformation (ACT) sponsored exercise that will train, exercise, and evaluate Joint Force Command Brunssum's (JFCBS) command and control of NATO Response Force (NRF) 2016.
It will be the venue for JFCBS’s Full Operational Capability (FOC) and a venue for certification of the NRF. This exercise will also be used as a means of demonstrating NATO’s Visible Assurance, supported by strategic communications (STRATCOM) and NRF capabilities to tailor, plan, prepare, deploy, and sustain forces. The level of ambition for Part 1 is to conduct a Non-Article V Major Joint Crisis Response Operation primarily involving high intensity modern warfare and the use of military capabilities in contemporary situations. Part 2 will focus on tactical level training of forces allocated to the Live Exercise (LIVEX).
TRJE 15 is the Alliance’s post ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) “High Visibility” exercise (non-Article 5/CRO), and a flagship activity for NATO’s Connected Forces Initiative (CFI). The exercise will set the standard for a NATO prepared for future challenges and help demonstrate the transformation of the NATO Force Structure and NATO Command Structure. This exercise will be used as a means of demonstrating NATO’s Visible Assurance, supported by strategic communications (STRATCOM) and NRF capabilities to tailor, plan, prepare, deploy, and sustain forces.
TRJE 15 will be the largest NATO LlVEX since 2002 (Exercise Strong Resolve) and as well as being the main accreditation event for the NRF 2016, and for JFCBS FOC, it will serve as the flagship of the Connected Forces Initiative. HQ SACT and JFCBS will ensure that all Alliance and national training objectives are met.
Distinguished Visitors (DV) venues:
The DV Day Campaign consists of 3 DV Days (Spain, Portugal and Italy):
- October 19th, the Italian DV Day will consist on an Opening Ceremony in combination with an air force heavy event;
- November 4th, a Military Capability Demonstration Day in Spain, which will be a land forces heavy event in the biggest land training area of the exercise, namely SAN GREGORIO training area;
- November 5th, a maritime heavy event in Portugal.
Trident Juncture photos