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NATO Military Committee visits Finland

From 27 to 29 May, the NATO Military Committee visited Rovaniemi in Finland. The visit was hosted by the Chief of Defence Command Finland, Lieutenant General Vesa Virtanen.
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NATO Military Committee holds first meeting in new NATO-Ukraine format

On 16th November 2023, the NATO Military Committee held the first edition of the NATO-Ukraine Council in Military Representatives format. While the NATO Military Representatives regularly engage with their Ukrainian counterparts, the particularity of this new format lies in that Ukraine sits amongst Allies.
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NATO Military Committee visits Georgia

From 8 to 10 November 2023, the NATO Military Committee was in Georgia for a series of high-level engagements, including a visit of the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Centre. The NATO Military Representatives and Invitee Sweden also held a special Military Committee meeting with Georgian military counterparts, to discuss the ongoing security situation in and around Georgia, the implementation of Georgia’s defence reforms and the NATO-Georgia military cooperation. Additionally, its Chair, Admiral Rob Bauer met with the Chairman of the Georgian Parliament, H.E. Salva Papuashvili, Minister of Defence Juansher Burchuladze and Chief of Defence, Major General Giorgi Matiashvili.
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NATO Military Committee visits Allied Air Command Headquarters

On 26-27 October 2023, the NATO Military Committee visited Allied Air Command (AIRCOM) headquartered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The visit involved discussions and updates on the Air and Space domains and the importance of agile Air Power in NATO’s multi-domain operations, against the backdrop of the Alliance’s major deterrence and defence posture overhaul.
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NATO Military Committee visits Joint Support and Enabling Command in Germany

On 25-26 October 2023, the NATO Military Committee visited NATO’s Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) in Ulm, Germany. The visit represented an important occasion to discuss major work strands and challenges moving forward, as JSEC takes a key role for strategic enablement within the Alliance and transitions into full NATO Command Structure Headquarters by 2025.
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NATO Military Committee visit SHAPE, NATO’s strategic warfighting headquarters

On Monday 16 October 2023, the NATO and Invitee Military Representatives headed down to SHAPE for a series of briefings, including an update on the headquarters' transition from strategic command to warfighting command and the ongoing implementation of the regional plans as well as ongoing and upcoming exercises.
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NATO Military Committee farewells Deputy Chair, Lieutenant General Lance Landrum

On Thursday 21 September, the NATO Military Committee bid farewell to Lieutenant General Lance Landrum, who served as the 23rd Deputy Chair of the NATO Military Committee since October 11, 2021.
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NATO Chiefs of Defence discuss executability of Regional Plans

From 15th to 17th September 2023, at the invitation of General Eirik Kristoffersen, the NATO and Invitee Chiefs of Defence gathered in Oslo, Norway for their annual Military Committee Conference. The agenda of the conference focused on implementing the decisions taken at the Vilnius Summit, which aim to further strengthen the Alliance’s Deterrence and Defence Posture.
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Admiral Bauer extended and Admiral Dragone elected as Chair of the NATO Military Committee

On 16 September 2023, the NATO Chiefs of Defence agreed to extend the mandate of the current Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer for an extra 6 months, and elect the Italian Chief of Defence, Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone as his successor.
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NATO meets with partners to reaffirm commitment ahead of Vilnius Summit

On 23rd May 2023, the Cooperative Security Division of the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) hosted its Bi-annual Meeting with Partners. Representatives from more than 30 Partner Nations and the European Union Military Staff attended informal workshops to discuss areas of common interest, such as the regional developments in the Western Balkans, the Black Sea, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as well as the Indo-Pacific. Participants also discussed the implications of Climate Change and the importance of resilience.

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