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NATO Secretary General discusses impact of COVID-19 with military commanders

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed NATO military commanders by videoconference on Thursday (28 May 2020). The conference, hosted by Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Tod D. Wolters, provided an opportunity for commanders across Allied Command Operations to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on NATO missions, operations and activities.
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NATO Secretary General discusses Alliance priorities and adaptation with senior commanders

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attended the Commander’s Conference at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe today (30 November 2017). Hosted by General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, the Secretary General and NATO’s military leaders spoke about the Alliance’s continuing adaptation to meet today’s security challenges.
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The NATO Military Committee visits SHAPE

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee (CMC), General Petr Pavel and the NATO Military Committee visited Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) on 22 Jun 2017.
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NATO's New Chairman of the Military Committee Visits SHAPE

General Petr Pavel, the new Chairman of NATO's Military Committee, paid his first visit to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Belgium on 24 August. Pavel, who has held the position since June 26, made the trip to meet with General Philip M. Breedlove, Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander of U.S. European Command. During the visit, the leaders discussed the strategic role of NATO and its current and future operational importance.
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NATO ‘Spearhead’ Force deploys for first time, Exercise Noble Jump underway

MONS, Belgium – NATO’s new high readiness ‘spearhead’ force is being deployed for the first time, as Exercise NOBLE JUMP gets underway in Zagan, Poland. Units assigned to the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) were given orders to deploy on Tuesday afternoon (9 June 2015), and will exercise until 19 June. Over 2,100 troops from nine NATO nations are participating in the exercise, which continues the process of testing and refining the force.
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Secretary General discusses security challenges with top NATO military commanders

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed security challenges with NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Philip Breedlove, and participated in a conference of senior military commanders during a visit to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe on Wednesday (11 March 2015). The Secretary General thanked the commanders for the remarkable work of Allied forces in the face of a highly complex and uncertain security environment. “Every day, they keep our nations safe,” he said.
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North Atlantic Council visits NATO cyber security centre

Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow and the 28 Permanent Representatives to the North Atlantic Council visited NATO’s cyber defence centre at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium on Friday (23 January 2015).
03 Dec. 2001

SHAPE Christmas ceremony

An unbroken tradition since 1967, the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), took place on 3 December 2001. It serves as an important opportunity for the SHAPE community to express its sincere gratitude to the people of Malmedy, in the Ardennes, for their generous gift of fir trees each year. The ceremony was co-presided by the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Joseph W. Ralston, and Mr. Robert Denis, member of the House of Representatives and Mayor of Malmedy.
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AWACS to provide airspace security for NATO Summit

At the request of German national authorities, E-3A AWACS aircraft from the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force will provide airspace security and surveillance support during the upcoming NATO Heads of State and Government Summit on the 3rd and 4th of April in Strasbourg, France and Baden-Baden and Kehl, Germany.
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Russian Chief of Defence visits NATO’s Operational Command

General Nikolai Makarov, the Russian Chief of General Staff, visited Allied Command Operations at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium, on 17 January. He met the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, received operational briefings and toured SHAPE facilities, including the bunker housing the command of NATO forces in Europe.

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