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15 January 2002

Initial Exercise Press Release
Exercise Disciplined Warrior 2002

NATO Headquarters in Spain conducts Command Post Exercise

Madrid, Spain - Joint Command South West (JCSW) will conduct NATO's annual exercise DISCIPLINED WARRIOR (DW) from 21 January until 01 February 2002 in Pozuelo de Alarcon (Madrid). The exercise is designed to improve the Southern Region's capabilities to carry out Crisis Response Operations with emphasis on Peace Enforcement. Approximately 450 military personnel are involved in the exercise including 150 augmentees from other NATO Headquarters.

This Command Post Exercise will be conducted as a Computer Assisted Exercise using modern simulation techniques and software and it is supported by NATO's Southern Region HQs, and representatives from the United Nations, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Red Cross.

DISCIPLINED WARRIOR is scheduled by the Regional Headquarters Allied Forces Southern Europe (AFSOUTH), which is the NATO Headquarters responsible for the Mediterranean area. The exercise will be conducted under the lead of Lieutenant General Juan NARRO ROMERO, the Commander of Joint Command Southwest (JCSW). The Deputy Commander JCSW, Major General Jose MONTEIRO MARTINS, will act as Exercise Director.

NOTE FOR THE EDITORS

From 21 January until 01 February 2002 an exercise Allied Press Information Centre (APIC) will be established in Madrid/ Spain.
Media questions prior to the start of the exercise should be addressed to the Public Information Office at JOINT COMMAND SOUTHWEST - (JCSW): Major Jose Luis HERREROS, Ctra. De Boadilla, km 3,4, 28223 Pozuelo de Alarcon - Madrid/Spain, Telephone: +34 91 512 6423 or 6415; Fax +34 91 512 61 16.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES

Interested journalists have to be accredited by their media organisations (Press ID or accreditation letter). The APIC will register media representatives, and escort them during media events. A media opportunity will be offered on 31 January 2001 (Press Conference at JOINT HEADQUARTERS SOUTHWEST). It will be open to all registered journalists. Due to a limited number of places for the event, the APIC regrettably cannot guarantee attendance by every interested journalist.

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